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Showered in Flowers
Photograph by Jonathan Blair

An antique vegetable delivery truck participates in the yearly Battle of Flowers on the British island of Jersey near the northwest coast of France. One of the world’s oldest and perhaps strangest float parades, the Battle first took place in 1902. Dressed in all manner of flowers, vegetables, and even bread loaves, the floats fall victim to competing parishes who destroy each other’s floats in a ritual battle at parade’s end.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: EOS-1
Film Type: E100-VS
Lens: 20-35mm Zoom
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/11
Weather Conditions: Sunny, nice, spring weather!
Time of Day: 2 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Big smile

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