It was a few days after Valentine's Day,
Minnesota gondolier John Kerschbaum had been rowing with us for about a week. He was coming in at the tail end of his final cruise before heading off to adventures in Utah.
I was in the right place, at the right time with my camera.
The lighting was perfect.
The wind even cooperated, spreading the flag on the stern for the camera.
The reflecting sunlight bounced off the water,
and lit up the Stars and Stripes.I waited for just the right moment,