What made this visit so special for me today, was that back in the summer of 2008, a good friend of mine, +Elliot Rogers and I volunteered our time at a local music and camping festival. We walked throughout the 20,000+ people campgrounds, registering people to vote, as a part of the Head Start campaign. We also volunteered the for the Douglas County, KS, Democratic Party, making phone calls on behalf of the party. To us, this man, Barack Obama, seemed like someone who was actually for the general public and not the upper one percent. To us, it wasn’t about who you voted for, but that you went out and voted. All of those hours paid off by being able to watch a live stream of the president speak at the university just down the block from my house.
Today’s photo is sort of opposite of all of the business and commotion of a visiting president. It is entitled, "Some Story That We Heard When No One Else Was Listening." Yeah, kinda long, I know. It is from a Big Head Todd and the Monsters song, called "I Will Carry." To me, this photo makes me think of someplace quiet, someplace far away from a busy town. Someplace only a few people know or care about. In all honesty, this location is right off one of the main streets in Lawrence, so it’s really not out of the way, at all. Through the magic of post-processing, I’ve tried to create that sort of feeling. This photo is a composition of three photos, tonemapped with Photomatix and then corrected and styled in Lightroom. If you’ve actually read this far, thanks!
Body: Canon Rebel XS EOS 1000D
Lens: Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom
Exposure: .6 sec
Focal Length: 18mm
Lawrence, KS – 2014
"Some Story That We Heard When No One Else Was Listening" by Denny Weinmann, published 2015-1-22 on dennyweinmann.com. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.