Citizens Bank Park Fireworks
Earlier this week, Greg Shultz showed us how he added a patriotic theme to his Microsoft Windows 7 Desktop for the United States Independence Day celebration. His blog post, Add Windows 7 themes and backgrounds for the July 4th holiday, showed you how to add the images and create a Windows 7 slide show. However, I thought we'd take the idea a little further with a TechRepublic Photo Gallery of free patriotic images that you can pick and choose from for your own personalized Windows Desktop slideshow.
Citizens Bank Park Fireworks
Images furnished with permission by Smashing Magazine.
This photo gallery was originally published in June 2010. Three new higher resolution images have been added to the end of the gallery.
Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.
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Does anyone know the story behind the image of the US flag identified only as "Whitehouse"? Only the fireworks images came from Smashing Magazine. The others are all apparently: "Images courtesy of local, state, or Federal Government in the United States." Back before and during the US Civil War, it was considered acceptable for military units to embroider or otherwise mark the US flag the unit carried into battle with the unit motto or a list of its major battles, but that practice died out over a century ago. Certainly for at least the last seventy-plus years, any sort of writing or decoration on the US flag would be considered desecration of the flag. I cannot image any US citizen over the age of 40 who would consider autographing or tagging a US flag as being acceptable conduct. Apparently we now have a generation who feels differently.
First and foremost, thank you. Here are a few. They may not be as awesome as the ones in the original post, but I wanted to try to contribute anyway: http://cyberpriest.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2a87ay http://cyberpriest.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d26zi4f http://cyberpriest.deviantart.com/art/Boom-Boom-Boo-132666418?q=1&qo=1 http://cyberpriest.deviantart.com/art/Rain-and-fireworks-4-120325007?q=1&qo=1 http://cyberpriest.deviantart.com/art/Rain-and-fireworks-7-120325311?q=1&qo=1 http://cyberpriest.deviantart.com/art/Boom-Boom-Boo-132666418?q=1&qo=1 http://cyberpriest.deviantart.com/art/Boom-Pop-132639564?q=1&qo=1 The download full size option is a button on the right side of the pictures.
If you have other suggestions for wallpaper themes let us know. Do you have a good source of images? Perhaps you have some images from your Fourth of July celebration you'd like to share?