Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rollling Thunder

Signs and flags are always a challenge when shooting. Protesters often relay on signs to help deliver their message. Veterans and patriotic groups nearly always come with the stars and strips. As a photographer you struggle to shoot the event without relaying upon the obvious.

Today I discovered this group of on a freeway overpass. The group, many of them Vietnam veterans, were out showing their support for Rolling Thunder XXIV "Ride for Freedom." Rolling Thunder is a veteran's group that makes an annual motorcycle ride, amongst other things, to Washington D.C. called "Run For The Wall," in the hope to creating support for and support of American prisoners of war, the missing in action, and more recently, helping American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines injured during war. Helping them to heal.

I think it was okay to photograph the flag today.

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