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Car patriotism sweeps nation as England qualifies Euro 2004
Car patriotism sweeps nation as England qualifies Euro 2004

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Challenge: Newspaper (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Near Tom's House, Handforth, Cheshire, England
Date: Jun 22, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2004

The title pretty much explains what this image is about. Lots of people at the moment are attaching flags to their cars in support of England in Euro 2004. This car actually had four flags (one of each window), which is pretty rare.. Generally cars have two. One is very understated! ;-) I should note that I, and most sensible people, don't have any!

Not sure how this well fair. In terms of photojournalism I think it fairs pretty well, but in terms of aesthetics alone I'm not sure..

Shot with a Canon 70-200/2.8L @ 145mm with me standing a couple of metres from the cars. The only editing that was done was an auto-contrast and a crop. God I love this lens. :-)

The car involved was just a random car near my friend Tom's house. I brough my camera out hoping to shoot something on the way, but didn't find anything. This was a last-ditch attempt, and Tom very kindly sat in the car while I reeled off about 40+ shots.

Place: 94 out of 232
Avg (all users): 5.3523
Avg (commenters): 6.2857
Avg (participants): 5.1273
Avg (non-participants): 5.4971
Views since voting: 834
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 281
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/29/2004 09:38:40 AM
well captured! Did it take ages to get the flag into the right position?
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06/26/2004 04:44:37 AM
I would like to see the headline in the newspaper this week in the UK. - Beckham pushes one over the bar, wilkenson dropped as kicking coach!
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06/24/2004 11:44:36 PM
need to see more of the car!
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06/24/2004 11:08:25 PM
nice 7
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06/23/2004 05:27:11 PM
Good use of shallow DOF.
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06/23/2004 02:07:31 PM
Dont really know what this is all about but it sure is a photjournalistic approach. 10
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06/23/2004 04:48:09 AM
Car patriotism huh? How very specific :)
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