Folded Glory, originally uploaded by LeggNet.

Earlier this week I read an email about the history and meaning of the 13 folds of the American flag. Even though the email appears to be propagating an Urban Legend, it gave me the idea of photographing a folded flag.

This rather simple shot was made by placing a the flag atop the reflective surface of a grand piano with a white wall in the background. The camera was set on the piano as well since a long (1-2 second) shutter speed was required. The lighting is natural from a nearby window.

The resulting image is pretty much what I imagined when I set out.