Rolling Thunder: a loud and characterful spectacle

A young marine held on to her flag on Memorial Bridge while thousands of motorcycles roared past for the annual Rolling Thunder event.

A young marine held on to her flag on Memorial Bridge while thousands of motorcycles roared past for the annual Rolling Thunder event.

This young marine concentrated hard on her flag which was whipping all over the place.  She kept her eyes steady and to the front.  She was smaller than many in her group, but she was the steadiest.  Several of the others shuffled, wiped their necks of sweat, looked sideways, looked up at their wavering flags.  But this one had a steely gaze I admired.

This was taken in the middle of a sea of motorbikes at the West Potomac parking area.  This rather hefty biker navigated his heavy, large motorbike, and navigates his cellphone... a much smaller machine.

Man and machines. This hefty biker navigated his large motorbike, and then navigates around his tiny cellphone... Taken in the middle of a sea of motorbikes at the West Potomac parking area.

What caught my eye at first was the color of this guy’s Tshirt, amidst the sea of black-leather and motorbikes.  But then I caught his cell phone and I knew he wouldn’t notice me clicking away.  It struck me later how he was using these two different machines of vastly different proportions.
Addendum
After class critique, my professor encouraged me to throw in another photo that caught her eye. The timing of this shot was sheer luck.

Rolling Thunder Flag

Rolling Thunder Flags

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About ansuseye

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One Response to Rolling Thunder: a loud and characterful spectacle

  1. ansuseye says:

    Please see my addendum on my blog post “Rolling Thunder” because I added another one. Thanks!

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