Mark Ylen

Happy Independence Day!

This week we wish everyone a happy and safe Independence Day weekend. We've chosen to share a few photos that capture the spirit of the holiday.

Cecil Store, in Cecil, Oregon.  Photo by Joni Kabana

Cecil Store, in Cecil, Oregon. Photo by Joni Kabana

Zoe James, 11, of Sweet Home waits with her 14-year-old Arabian, Blaze, for the start of her event at the Linn County 4H-FFA fair in Albany, Oregon.  Photo by Mark Ylen

Zoe James, 11, of Sweet Home waits with her 14-year-old Arabian, Blaze, for the start of her event at the Linn County 4H-FFA fair in Albany, Oregon. Photo by Mark Ylen

Roderick Olsen created a combination flag and flower monument from this 1944 International truck.  Photo by Stewart Harvey

Roderick Olsen created a combination flag and flower monument from this 1944 International truck. Photo by Stewart Harvey

Motion

Several of our Project Dayshoot photographers created images that capture motion, and we love the way that these images tell a longer story by capturing just a split second.

Rowan Treese practices Flamenco under the tutelage of Danica Sena, at Portland's School of Oregon Ballet Theater.  Photo by Fritz Liedtke

Rowan Treese practices Flamenco under the tutelage of Danica Sena, at Portland's School of Oregon Ballet Theater. Photo by Fritz Liedtke

10:58 a.m. - Kids zero in on a huge soap bubble rendered with poles and string during "Bubbles and Boxes" day at the daily Outpost at Shute Park, free supervised play for children throughout the summer five days a week, including a free lunch.  Photo by Michal Thompson

10:58 a.m. - Kids zero in on a huge soap bubble rendered with poles and string during "Bubbles and Boxes" day at the daily Outpost at Shute Park, free supervised play for children throughout the summer five days a week, including a free lunch. Photo by Michal Thompson

Willamette Valley Water Polo's Alexandera Glenn attemps to break up a pass during the Nike Open Water water polo tournament at Foster Lake near Sweet Home.  Photo by Mark Ylen

Willamette Valley Water Polo's Alexandera Glenn attemps to break up a pass during the Nike Open Water water polo tournament at Foster Lake near Sweet Home. Photo by Mark Ylen