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SHOW: Your Flag! Challenge (with extras....)

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Alanroseman, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    It appears to me that the MU-43 forum is composed of a wide ranging group.

    I've stopped being surprised by the exotic locations that are represented here on the forums, which led to this idea.

    There are extras with this challenge.

    Post in the thread as per your usual method, then if you choose to:

    1. I've created a Mobile me Gallery which you can also upload your photo to via browser: It's here: MobileMe Gallery

    The Mobile me gallery is open for upload and download, as well as viewing whenever you so choose.

    2. You can also upload directly from your cell phone or mobile device to a special email address: It's here: alanroseman-1s3m@post.me.com

    Upon completion, (if ever) or on occasion I'll download and place all of the collected flag photos from the mobile me site to my Gallery here at MU-43.

    For those members in the USA, sorry. I hogged the USA flag, but there's nothing wrong with multiple images of any nations flag either! Feel free to get a shot of your State flag to as that would be very cool and I'd love to see them!

    For the rest of the seemingly vast MU-43 forum world... it's a free for all. I know every nation has a flag, but I'm unsure of regions within those nations and republics. So lets see them all if we can..

    If your flag has a nick name or fond reference lets hear that too!

    Cheers, Alan

    USA. aka: Old Glory, The Stars and Stripes

    Shot in Bristol, Ri GF1 / 45-200 at 200mm ISO 100


    USA_Bristol_RI.
     
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  2. texascbx

    texascbx Mu-43 Veteran

    389
    Dec 30, 2009
    Texas
    Shot in Rotan Texas, 2007 with my Panny DMC-FZ50.

    p1037282216-5.

    Shot in Roby Texas with same camera.

    p651248729-5.
     
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  3. cbrock

    cbrock Mu-43 Regular

    42
    Feb 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Here's one of my favorites of Old Glory from this fall at the Flight 93 Memorial on Sept 11

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  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Patriot Guard Riders

    Funeral for Capt' Nathan Raudenbush

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  5. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

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    E-PL1 Old Glory

    Every year for the Fourth of July, Independence Day her in the United States, my husband puts the flag up at the end of our street and it usually stays there through Labor Day... That's one of our neighbor's cars - he's got his own limousine service.
     
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  6. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Alright! I was beginning to worry that folks thought of this as political..

    Every State, Country, Town, City, College, High School, Republic- has a flag!

    Thanks for representing the great state of Texas, and getting some beautiful horses in the shot really adds to the Texas atmosphere!!


    Alan
     
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  7. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Thank you Don. This photograph is a perfect illustration of how a nation's flag can bring the proper level of respect and gravitas to a moment.

    Somber and beautiful. Touching.

    Alan
     
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  8. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Thanks BB, a lovely B&W representation of July 4th in the USA..
     
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  9. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hello and thanks. Another touching moment that captures the feelings around the flag of one's country.

    Capturing the "let's roll" t-shirt exemplifies the mood and spirit following the 9/11 tragedy.

    Alan
     
  10. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    I recognize the famous "Lone Star" flag and of course USA. What are the other flags depicted in the Texas shot... in the first photo one of them almost looks like Ferrari...
     
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  11. RonSmith

    RonSmith Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 7, 2010
    Michigan
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  12. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Awesome Ron, a beautiful capture!

    Where are the flags from around the MU-43 world?

    I was really hoping to see those Aussie / Euro / Asian colors.
     
  13. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    G'day, some Aussie Flags.

    Carnival of Flowers Parade, Toowoomba, QLD

    GF1 and 14-45mm.

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  14. Australian flag that flies above the ANZAC Memorial a short walk from where I live.

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  15. texascbx

    texascbx Mu-43 Veteran

    389
    Dec 30, 2009
    Texas
    Six flags over Texas is named after the flags. I found it on the internet.:biggrin:

    Texas Under Spain. 1519-1685; 1690-1821.

    Texas Under France. 1685-1690

    Texas Under Mexico. 1821-1836

    Texas as a Republic. 1836-1845

    Texas in the Confederacy. 1861-1865

    Texas in the US. 1845-1861; 1865-Present
     
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  16. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hi, I knew the Aussies would come through any minute! Nice parade shots, really nice homey looking town..
     
  17. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hi Nic, That's a beautiful shot of the Aussie flag. Does it have a nick name?
     
  18. THAT, is a very good question. None that I've ever heard used - "the flag" is probably as personal as we get with it as far as I know. I don't think the Australian Flag is considered as symbolic as the American Flag for example, and most of that is to do with the big Union Jack in the top left corner. There has been a movement around for ages to change the flag from it's current form, but I would be sad to see the old flag go.
     
  19. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hi Nic,

    Interesting remark. You note that Texas celebrates all the flags of its heritage proudly. I'll admit to wondering how seeing the Union Jack on ones flag might feel.

    Is there a general ambivalence toward it because of the icon?
     
  20. Roark

    Roark Mu-43 Regular

    54
    Feb 10, 2011
    Boston, MA
    It's an oldie but was taken the first time I went to Boston Commons. I was just surprised how blue the sky was that day.
     

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