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20050606 | 12:47 am

Today was the protest of the Organization of American States in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I was not expecting as big a group as the one that showed. I was also not expecting the largest group of protesters to be Haitians. The Haitians made a decent sized showing at the last protest I went to, but nothing like this! The police securing the scene were from just about every municipal and county police department in South Florida. The City of Miami police seemed to have the largest group. The great majority of police were in regular uniforms. It was not till the group of protesters entered into the people corral that the police dressed in their storm trooper costumes arrived. Everyone was on their best behavior and nothing out of the ordinary occurred. Tomorrow President George W. Bush will be in Ft. Lauderdale and more protesting will be taking place in the same area. Below the cut are 32 photos I took today. I’m guessing you think that is a lot, but I took several hundred shots today. It was not easy narrowing them down, but I think I did pretty well without boring anyone with similar shots. Please click below to view them all.
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from: fading_enigma
date: 20050606 05:02 am (UTC)
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15 & 18 rule all.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050606 05:36 am (UTC)
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thank you ;) it will be interesting to see who has what favorite ;)

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from: nukkua
date: 20050606 06:44 am (UTC)
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the contrast and emotions in these is aboslutely breathtaking!

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050606 12:14 pm (UTC)
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thank you ;)

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from: obscureuniverse
date: 20050606 02:11 pm (UTC)
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This is a wonderful entry.
Kinda-Sleezy Rice, I laughed out loud.
I'm adding this to my memories.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050606 10:40 pm (UTC)
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thank you :P you know she looked pretty good in that poster; it did her justice in my opinion ;)

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050606 10:45 pm (UTC)
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thank you :) he was so cute, after I took his photo I showed it to him on the LCD on the back of my camera; he was so excited that he was calling over his dad, mom and anyone that would look. I am guessing he is new to the US; everything must be quite overwhelming :)

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from: 1318
date: 20050606 03:07 pm (UTC)
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Great pictures!

Where did you find out about this?
Now that I'm driving I'd like to start going to these,
but I never hear of them.
Thanks in advance.
<3

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050606 10:50 pm (UTC)
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Hey you :) I would love for you to come too... I will keep you posted on all the events I hear about. What I do is network with a few people and they tell me about the goings on in south Florida that would be good for photographic opportunities.

You also let me know if you'll be up this way at all, Aidan would love to see you :)

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from: bloochik
date: 20050606 04:01 pm (UTC)
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aw ya beat me to the picture-posting ;)

great pics, btw...the black and white makes it very dramatic.

can i re-post some of these pics around? I'll credit you for them.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050606 06:11 pm (UTC)
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thank you :) you are more then welcome to use any of the photos i post. i will also be posting a large gallery of most of the photos i shot at the event yesterday and today: i have a few more of you in those photos too ;)

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CAUTION-FREE SINCE '83

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from: dirtdolldeluxe
date: 20050606 05:20 pm (UTC)
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wooooww, danny. you are making me miss miami beach.i think this is actually my favorite series from you i've seen yet ... incredibly candid. you are very quick with the camera :) i have a question for you by the way ... are you or is anyone you know planning on selling off digital camera in the future? i am trying to find a deal on a D100 ... i can't really afford any of the newer cameras right now so i'm trying to get one from someone who i know probably took care of it.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050606 11:07 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much ;) I have been thinking more while I am shooting to get the best shots. I look at many peoples portfolios and see what I believe works best. I think having these photos in my head helps so much. I also believe the biggest change in my photos is the way I process black and white. A good friend of mine amoret commented that she thought some of my old B&W photos were kind of flat and showed me how she does her black and white photos. I believe my photos pop out more now; they get your attention where they really were not before.

I sold one of my D100s' already :( I now have just this one and will be keeping it. I know amoret has been talking about selling hers. You may want to contact her and see if she is still interested in selling it and what condition it is in. I have seen quite a few listings on eBay of people selling their D100 and they look pretty good; it really is always safer to go new though. Then you are able to use the warranty and just send it into Nikon if there is any trouble with the camera. Many of the D100s out there are now going on 3 years old; the one I sold is that old now...

Good luck on getting the camera, I know you will love it!

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Huggscancer

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from: huggscancer
date: 20050606 08:27 pm (UTC)
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wow

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050606 11:08 pm (UTC)
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thank you ;)

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Lori Marie

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from: livedin
date: 20050607 12:59 am (UTC)
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Kid, who are you shooting for? These are really good. You could sell to Sun-Sentinel or Miami Herald possibly.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050607 01:13 am (UTC)
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i wonder what they'd pay? hell i'd so it for free!


thank you so much ;)

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from: broart
date: 20050607 02:06 am (UTC)
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Simply awesome photos. That must have been some event. How do you know about these events? I would love to attend some and take some photos.

Thanks,
Art

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050607 02:34 am (UTC)
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Hello Art,

How did you find my journal? I see that you just created your journal today... I am curious to know how you found my stuff...

Thank you for the complement :) I will be setting up a site soon that will have info on what events are coming up. There will also be an area where people can contribute information about events or photo opportunities they know about.

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from: pr_melissa
date: 20050607 02:23 am (UTC)
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As always... amazing pictures!

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050607 02:36 am (UTC)
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thank you so much :)

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Elyssa

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from: photosbyelyssa
date: 20050607 04:08 pm (UTC)
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Your photos are great! From the few times I’ve shot events in Kiev, I know how hard it can be photographing with people moving constantly and people bumping into you!

I have a friend in Boston from Haiti; she’s the nicest person. My heart really goes out to those people!

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050608 05:32 pm (UTC)
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Thank you ;) this is why I shot almost 400 photos LOL... The hardest part is narrowing it down to just a few photos that are the best and also choosing a few that will tell the story...

I really feel for the Haitians too, so much so that at time the event became quite emotional for me, people do not realize that they are fighting for their and their family’s lives...

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Better Red Than Dead

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from: bettrredthndead
date: 20050607 05:34 pm (UTC)
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great pics man, you really nailed the scale and enthusiasm of the protesters even if it was a weaker turnout than expected. i put a link on my bands site so my friends could check it out..

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050607 05:40 pm (UTC)
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Thanks a lot :) You can post links where ever you like, I do appreciate it...

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Love the shots, Danny.

from: anonymous
date: 20050607 11:03 pm (UTC)
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I especially like #26... the whole 1986 doublespeak referance is great! great book by the way... jus hope that we dont turn out like that, although with the patriot act in place and alot of other things it sure doesnt look good. I'd love to get involved with some of this stuff... its too bad that i just moved from florida to TN... you have some great photos on the rest of your site.
-Nick
nick@nxfx-photography.com

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Re: Love the shots, Danny.

from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050608 05:34 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much :) now maybe you can tell me why everyone is moving to Tennessee? Everytime i hear of someone moving out of Florida they are moving to Tennessee...

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Fancy Pants

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from: cheeseball420
date: 20050608 03:59 pm (UTC)
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Hey, my mom thinks your pics are amazing. :-D ive seen some of your other pictures before, the black and white....dont stop, it rocks
Fanni

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20050608 05:37 pm (UTC)
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Tell your Mom thanks from me, I hope you like them as well ;)

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