Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Lensday #26: "People"

"Where I Was When the Shooting Started"
Charlotte, NC - October 2001 (Click to embiggen)


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Mojo said...

A bit of explanation is in order here. This was at a race at Lowe's Motor Speedway October 7, 2001. The guy you see on the DiamondVision monitor is Peter Jennings announcing to 200,000 of us that the USA had just launched the invasion of Afghanistan. Ironically, part of the pre-race activity was a crowd of 5,000 firefighters from all over the country standing shoulder to shoulder on the track. The assembly reached nearly the entire circumference of the 1.5 mile oval.

Artist Unplugged said...

Interesting photo...thanks for the setup!

ArtsyLynne said...

Definitely ironic. Cool shot for a serious reason.

SandyCarlson said...

That's an interesting merging of a whole lot of American reality. Talk about being in two places at once!

Anonymous said...

Wow that is a Lot of People! Had to go big huh?
you can see my grumpy version of "people" here