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"Jeepneys" (Our Local Pride)
"Jeepneys" (Our Local Pride)

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Challenge: Transportation II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Legaspi City, Philippines
Date: Aug 3, 2006
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Travel, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Aug 8, 2006

The most common and one of the cheapest means of transportation both in urban and rural setting, the jeepney's root can be traced back to the old millitary U.S.jeeps used during the Japanese occupation in the Philippines.

Today, all sorts of colorful decals and accessories make these national pride attractive to both tourists and local people.

Place: 53 out of 283
Avg (all users): 5.9280
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8765
Avg (non-participants): 5.9527
Views since voting: 804
Views during voting: 346
Votes: 250
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/15/2006 11:51:52 PM
Love the colors and the Jeep. A big 9 from me.
08/14/2006 08:59:52 AM
i gave this an 8. generally, i like it very much; it's immediately striking, bold, bright and colourful, and the car itself is rich in character, kitsch and cultural value. the only real criticism is that the angle is a bit too head-on for the unitiated to work out it's a bus, and the background is really bland and doesn't go well with the outlandish nature of the vehicle. there's also the lack of humans, which in this case is a bit sad because i always think of these things as a social type thing. but it's still a lovely shot, and so unashamably happy that it's infectious. so 8.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/12/2006 10:11:38 AM
sweet ride!
08/12/2006 08:37:25 AM
very nice colors!
08/11/2006 11:14:31 PM
wow..very very colorful
08/11/2006 05:33:03 PM
A most attractive postcard shot! A little bright perhaps ...maybe some tweaking on the contrast?
08/10/2006 09:40:43 AM
Cool vehicle :) 7
08/10/2006 08:24:47 AM
Yikes! Nice color!
08/09/2006 08:08:06 PM
What a fun-colored find! The white border was a good choice here, and the clarity of the colors stand out brilliantly.
08/09/2006 06:33:27 PM
Great color!
08/09/2006 01:07:07 PM
brilliant choice ... very colorful
08/09/2006 07:01:23 AM
I can't say much more then.... Wow?!

I almost got a seizure looking at that car.

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