Friday, October 31, 2008

31 October 2008 Friday's Photo of the Week

I Voted! . Man in the Mirror (Self-portrait) Series
SW WDC . 30 October 2008

Capital Pride 2008 Ella Fitzgerald and Brendan Velasquez photos and videos

In the process of updating my 2008 Capital Pride project I've just uploaded more images and the following videos of female impersonator Ella Fitzgerald, The Illusionist and dance / pop artist Brendan Velasquez:

Click image to view my 33rd Annual Capital Pride (2008) photo collection at Flickr.

Bruce Springsteen's Halloween Trick or Treat and Speech from Philly 4 October 2008 Vote for Change Rally

Click image to read an excerpt Trick or Treat E-News dated 31 October 2008 and Bruce Springsteen's News including a posting of his speech from the 4 October 2008 Philly Vote for Change Rally in support of Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My Documentation of the 33rd Annual Marine Corps Marathon

While my first and second documentations of the Marine Corps Marathon took place in Georgetown in 1995 and 1999, respectively, many of my 2000 images shot on 35 mm film, in the vacinity of the US Capitol, have never before been seen since the negatives have not yet been processed.

Since in the past two years Crystal City has been one of my ongoing urban projects I made a point this year to begin my documentation of the 2008 Marine Corps Marathon at the intersection of 18th Street and Crystal Drive in Crystal City. Perhaps, at the 22 1/2 mile location.

Following the race course with the runners to the finish line I then beared left onto 12th Street South in the Crystal City vacinity before turning right onto Army Navy Drive.

Turned right onto South Fern Street in the direction of the Pentagon and left onto South Rotary Road along the Pentagon South Parking lot perimeter.

Turned left onto Columbia Pike (Highway 244) just before making an immediate right onto the Route 27 (Washington Boulevard) ramp.

Followed Washington Boulevard to the Route 110 off ramp and turned right onto the Route 110 access road in the direction of the Pentagon North Parking Lot.

Continued right following the Route 110 access road under the Washington Boulevard overpass, beared right onto Route 110.

Continued on Route 110 in the northbound lanes, turned left onto Marshall Drive, turned right onto the Marine Corps War Memorial access road and proceeded along the access road to the FINISH LINE.

As I walked in the direction of Rosslyn and then across Key Bridge to Georgetown, After The Race would bring my 2008 Marine Corps Marathon documentation to a close.

Which includes photography and video footage.

Click the above image to view my 33rd Annual Marine Corps Marathon photo collection at Flickr. Which, since I took many photos and video clips may not be completed until the 2009 event.

Perhaps, in celebration of the 2009 event I may will release a photo / video montage reflecting on the 2008 event similar to my In Search of the Sun - NYC - 31 August - 10 September 2007 project.

Visit my 2008 Marine Corps Marathon web page to keep informed of updates to the project.