50th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King March


posted on 8th of september, 2013

I attended the 50th anniversary of the Martin Luther King March on 8/28/13 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. At first I thought it would be a bust as it was raining that day but a big crowd showed up anyway. There was a steady procession of activists, celebrities, singers and even the three presidents Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and the first lady Michelle Obama. The celebration lasted from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and was well worth it. A hot topic was the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. Many people felt that the death of Trayvon Martin was tragic and proof that civil rights for black people has slid backward. It is hard to tell who is telling the truth since there were only a few witnesses. George Zimmerman was acquitted and now faces a divorce from his wife....

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Posted by FabioConcetta on September 12, 2013
Beautiful reportage of words and images, congratulations!
Posted by Shootalot on September 09, 2013
Thanks all for the compliments. I took all the photos in natural light, did not use any flash. ISO was set to 100 for best quality. The celebrities and the three presidents could only be seen on the big tv screen or jumbotron so you could only photograph the screen. I actually like photographing real people better.
Posted by Egomezta on September 09, 2013
Great you were able to be there....



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Catastrophe in Mexico


posted on 29th of september, 2013

My wife and I took our normal vacation to Mexico this year in September. Our first visit was Rio Verde where we attended a quince anos which is the celebration of a girl turning 15 years old marking her transition into adulthood. There was a lot of partying and drinking during the reception that follows a Catholic church mass. Also saw the boxing match between Canelo and Mayweather at a bar next door to the reception. Horns were blaring with the crowd cheering for their national hero Canelo. Unfortunately Canelo lost and the cheering stopped. Most of my friends in Mexico said that Mayweather was the better fighter and agreed with the decision. On to Tamasopa waterfalls next day. Normally it is open for swimming but this day it was closed due to high water. Could only look at it and enjoy the...

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Posted by Shootalot on October 01, 2013
Acapulco is still flooded and now has crocodiles:
Crocodiles in Acapuclo:
Posted by Shootalot on September 30, 2013
Might be a good time to go to Acapulco:

Discount on Acapulco Hotels
Posted by Shootalot on September 30, 2013
Many places like Tixtla were still flooded when we left. I think by now Acapulco is getting back to normal though if you plan to visit I would wait another couple of weeks. My relatives say that prices for groceries and a meal in a restaurant are sky high now due limited supplies. The rainy season should soon end and bring the nice winter weather with cooler but still hot weather for Acapulco.



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