Photo #11: The American Explosion

I call this photo “The American Explosion” because, physically, it shows a bomb exploding behind the Statue of Liberty and, metaphorically, it shows what the American people are willing to go through–explosions–in order to protect their liberty. At least that’s what I see when I look at this photo. The lighting really shows the deadliness of the fire and the way the statue looms in the daunting light shows liberty at peril and a story can be written from looking at this photo alone.

Not many people grow to appreciate the liberty we have here in the USA and I hope this photo helps certain people reflect on why we should be grateful to be able to walk outside and speak our minds. Of course, being respectful of sensitive topics is part of what I use my liberty for. I don’t want to use my liberty to hurt anyone. I want to share my right of free speech to help people. And that’s the power I feel when I stare at this amazing image.

PS, I put it in the “Nature” category because I believe everything us animals known as humans do is part of nature.

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Photo #4: Flood in Beaumont, Texas, USA (2017)

A few days ago I started asking friends if they had any cool photos I could use for this blog and I already got some fabulous submissions. This photo is one of those submissions, labeled as safe to re-use. My friend from Beaumont, TX who remembers vividly the hurricane that struck in 2017 feels something disturbing inside when he sees this image. The funny thing is he works for a company doing appliance repair beaumont services and repairs dishwashers and washing machines for living. So he told me that every time he sees a wave of water on the floor while fixing a leaking dishwasher he remembers this event. Must be scary!

I thought this was a fitting photo for our appliance and automotive photo blog because it has a vehicle in it. What do you think of this photo? Does it bring back memories of natural disasters or show the beauty and power of mother nature? For me it does the latter.

When I look at this photo I see the might of nature and it reminds me how much humankind is dependent on the Earth’s mercy to keep us safe. This flood is nothing like the Biblical Flood that sunk Atlantis and gave Noah’s Arch its purpose, but it’s a testimony to nature’s shrewd politics nonetheless.

I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I do, and feel free to re-use it for your projects! Don’t forget to check out our other photos and stay tuned for more!