liberty-bell

Brought to you by the letter E, by JeremyDuncan

Best viewed on black and on a laptop or desktop. This shot ended up being the result of a last minute decision. I was sitting at home binge watching some Netflix. The weather outside was your typical northwest overcast day with a light rain. Looking at the weather satellites showed there may be a clearing later in the evening up north near Washington Pass. I gave it about 30 minutes of thought before jumping in the car and driving the almost three hours up there. As I got closer to the pass, the weather worsened. The rain was getting stronger and the clouds were refusing to part. Almost immediately after passing Diablo, the rain stopped and I could see bits of blue sky and sun. However, soon after setting up in the meadow to shoot sunset, the clouds began to move in, bringing falling snow with them. Since the clouds were moving relatively fast I decided to take work with what I had and took a few long exposures. It wasn’t until later when I was looking at the RAW files that I noticed the giant E in the sky. Single exposure

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. (Declaration of Independence, 1776)

On July 8, 1776, the Liberty Bell toll gathered citizens to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.

The Old Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pa.

“Title and "80 (9648)” on label.“

Slide from the Keystone View Company Lantern Slides held by the College of Charleston Libraries.

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