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Topic: Electrified Emotion: NYC on Election Night  (Read 570 times)
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« on: November 05, 2008 07:08:00 PM »

Hey there, just wanted to share a few photos from election night here in NYC.

I'm no photographer, I prefer to paint and tend to lean toward expressionism, but the activity and sincerity of the crowd inspired me to take some shots sans flash to capture the electricity and excitement of the event. Heres what happened:

I was just getting ready for bed after the new president had been announced, when we heard the commotion coming from the street. People were cheering and cars were honking. We went outside to have a look and I couldn't believe what was going on out there! The streets were mobbed with people! High fives were dolled out amongst strangers, people leaned out of their windows banging on pots and pans and cars were honking WITH the street-blocking crowd. We made our way to Union Square which was so packed with people that there were even crowd surfers!

It felt like New Years Eve!
It was like everyone had just won the super bowl!

If you happened to be here during 9/11, you might remember the sad sense of togetherness that occurred during the days and weeks that followed. I've been here my whole life and never saw New Yorkers ban together like they did during that tragedy - until last night. It was amazing and truly moving to see everyone together like that with such positive energy!

I'm not sure that these photos really capture the intensity of the evening, but it was really special to me and I wanted to share it with you all! Hope you enjoy:














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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008 07:46:43 PM »

Thank you so much for posting these!  Yes, the electricity does show through.  The first and last ones especially would be really powerful hanging on a wall.  I love how in the last one, the lights are predominantly red, white, and blue... even the Shoe Mania one!
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2008 05:34:36 AM »

Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoy them! I thought that shoe mania one was funny,
those are just street lights streaking around in the back and I thought it kind of
looked like a flag. I'm such a sucker for the nuances of digital cameras,
kind of like the limitations of polaroids. Ahhhh I miss polaroids!
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