All Flags Half-Staff For Victims Of COVID-19

2 image panorama of the Flags at Half-Staff at the Club House in our community. Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 114, ordering the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey should be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencies, and instrumentalities indefinitely. This started on Friday, April 3, 2020, in recognition and mourning of all those who have lost their lives and have been affected by COVID-19.

I had trouble photographing the flags because of the wind & the flags not blowing nicely or even in unison. So I shot the main scene view with 2 vertical images on my iPhone 11 Plus. Then I shot a video of the blowing flags. Back at my computer I combined my 2 main images into a slight panorama to get both street lamps bordering the image. I then did screen grabs from the video and selected the best blowing Flag position of each Flag. I then placed the grabbed images with Photoshop in the shot for my final image. I also was going to clone out the slight vertical cloud to the left of the flag pole, but decided to leave it in.  I am surprised at the versatility and quality of the images from the iPhone 11 Plus. Also the quality of the flags from the video.

9 Comments on “All Flags Half-Staff For Victims Of COVID-19

    • Thanks Belinda! So far only a few from our retirement community have been hospitalized from it. We heard a neighbor down the road died at home a few days ago. They post confirmed cases and deaths every day in our town and then for the whole state of New Jersey. Certainly is sobering times! But New York is bearing a lot more cases than NJ.

  1. Locally we have a soldier’s home in nearby Holyoke. Covid has torn through the home, which is a medical facility, and over 50 veterans have died and counting, sadly. Usually when a vet dies there is a solemn ceremony as the body is removed to a funeral home. With this many they had to have collective memorial service.

    • It is a tough time and it is going through so many nursing homes here. My mother-in-law was in one in Northern NJ. We were notified last week that she had died. But they would not say if it was from Covid 19. But we know some have died from Covid there. We were not allowed to have a viewing or funeral or even have a grave side service. It is tough out there. Every day we get notified of new cases in our town.

  2. She was 93 and put it down as just old age. I believe they are over whelmed there. Also she had a family friend as power of attorney so we were only notified after the fact. But the facility had listed a number of Covid cases there.

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