Editor’s Choice: Stars and Stripes and More

The Fourth of July, 1776. Independence Day for the United States of America. It’s a big country, and its national spirit is even bigger—just like this celebration. Let’s take a look at some of the best photos on Zonerama that celebrate symbols of American pride.

This photo has aged like a fine wine. Its author has made good use of the Stars and Stripes to add life to the scene. Author: Nico Koolsbergen

This photo has aged like a fine wine. Its author has made good use of the Stars and Stripes to add life to the scene. Author: Nico Koolsbergen

A fresh take on a famous sidewalk. What’s best about this photo is how despite all the different elements it contains, they aren’t in conflict—they all balance out. Author: Jiří “jirkazhradce” Černý

A fresh take on a famous sidewalk. What’s best about this photo is how despite all the different elements it contains, they aren’t in conflict—they all balance out. Author: Jiří “jirkazhradce” Černý

Sure, it’s a joke photo, but it’s also a good photo, and a great use of the Stars and Stripes. The main scene with the landscape and the person in the background is solid, but monotonous. The can gives it both life and a real subject. Author: Jaryn78

Sure, it’s a joke photo, but it’s also a good photo, and a great use of the Stars and Stripes. The main scene with the landscape and the person in the background is solid, but monotonous. The can gives it both life and a real subject. Author: Jaryn78

This one is cheating a bit, since the red, white, and blue you see belongs to the Royal New Zealand Navy—but we couldn’t not pick this one. A photo from another age, with some small technical problems. But it doesn’t matter, because it makes up for them in atmosphere—it’s brimming with a good mood and friendship. Author:jcinanshan

This one is cheating a bit, since the red, white, and blue you see belongs to the Royal New Zealand Navy—but we couldn’t not pick this one. A photo from another age, with some small technical problems. But it doesn’t matter, because it makes up for them in atmosphere—it’s brimming with a good mood and friendship. Author: jcinanshan

This photo also has a few technical problems. But it’s still a fine take on a scene that we all will miss forever. Author: gardenroute

This photo also has a few technical problems. But it’s still a fine take on a scene that we all will miss forever. Author: gardenroute

Last updated 3. July 2015

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Author: Majo Elias

I’ve been taking pictures since 2004. When I was starting out, I photographed almost everything. Later my style solidified and I began photographing people almost exclusively. At the moment my main genres are fashion and advertising.

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