Another from my Elections 2006 series. This was taken during the big NDP rally for leader Jack Layton and his Toronto candidates.
They packed about 1500 supporters (they gave away those orange hats and scarves at the door) into this long hall at Exhibition Place. It was a raucus partisan affair.
My favourite line from the event was, "We know what the Liberals (the current ruling party) will want you to be thinking. They will be saying that everyone in Canada has to vote Liberal or life will end on planet Earth. The Liberals will say that if everyone in Canada doesn't vote for them, the sun won't rise, the spring won't come and volcanoes will destroy the earth." [Layton]
I got up on stage and as no one told me to leave, stayed there ;) If anyone from Canada saw the news that night they would have seen me on stage left front in every wide angle shot!
See more from my Elections series on my Flickr account:
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ElSato (824) 2006-01-16 13:03
This one's great! I love the colours (all that orange!) and you've captured the crowded, exuberant feel of the place really well. The quote really caps things off nicely.
jcandeli (40) 2006-01-16 13:21
Great wide angle "action" shot. Lots of faces to look at. It's almost to bad you couldn't get hight though. I will check out the rest on flickr.
markoci (3933) 2006-01-16 16:22
what an excited orange crowd! first i thought there's too much red and tried some color balance adjustment - my pet peeve lately - but i had to realize that this is as much about the colour as the enthusiasm (which btw always frightens me in connection with politics) great job with the fill in flash, i love how the light decreases from the most to the less devoted. you have quite some galleries on flickr (site's just soooo slow :-(..)
kensimage (8561) 2006-01-16 16:52
Great job capturing the emotion of a political rally, Alex, particularly the younger generation that's not yet jaded. It's nice how the vertical stripes at left give some definition to the hall, all the way back. Keep 'em coming. Regards, Ken.
Furachan (0) 2006-01-21 18:45
Hi Alex: very cool photjournalism here capturing a mment of victory. Perfect timing and "feel" to this plus an excellent nte t g with it.
- Copyright: alex felipe (RandomCameraGuy) (3071)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-01-15
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF-S 10 - 22 mm F3.5 - F4.5
- Exposure: f/4, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-16 12:22