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The New Americans

The New Americans, originally uploaded by big_pixel_pusher.

Once during a photography class I attended, legendary shooter Joe McNally said "whenever you are setup for your shot, look behind you because what's back there may be more interesting". He was right. I did look behind me when framing a shot down Grant Street and saw a tour group momentarily paused quite improbably in front of this touched up American flag. Several of them were looking toward the left side of the scene at this old Chinese man standing on a short ladder, holding up a sign with a lot of small text on it. He was shouting "Say hi to your mommy, Dalai Lama is bad" over and over. I only had time to take 6 exposures before they walked away.

I really like how the flag is reflecting on the roof of the car in the foreground. Kinda interesting.

Lesson learned. Check your six o'clock every now and then or you might miss something.

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