This is a photo of the American flag at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The American flag is a symbol of freedom, liberty, justice, and opportunity known all over the world.
I took this photo standing almost directly beneath the flag pole and pointing up so as to catch the sun on the other side of the fabric, which is what provides the washed out color. It was also pretty windy out that day, which made for the beautiful ripples and textures in the fabric.
The resulting photo came out very bright/overexposed, super-saturated, and is -- by far -- the single most popular photo in my Flickr photostream.
I'm glad that everyone likes this photo so much -- thanks for visiting and feel free to comment below about what the American flag means to you!