Road Trip for Obama: Pics from Inauguration
It was a crazy day today, we got up around 2am to get ready to be at the train station by 3am. We were pretty sure most people wouldn’t be as crazy as us…turns out, we weren’t crazy enough. When we got there, people had been lined up all night waiting to get on the train. I’d say on a whole, the D.C. metro handled the transportation of everyone in fairly well, they were letting people into the station in bursts.
Once we got on the train, it was an hour ride, when we got out, it was a sea of people walking towards the mall. Then the long wait till the ceremony began. The amount of people as you looked around was staggering, the excitement and energy was moving. I shot most of the reactions of the crowd during the speech.
When I set out to do this project, I knew that the main part of the film was to get different perspectives, but the eventual documentary I’d like to make has been evolving as I’ve been going through this experience. I have an idea of the finished product, and will start working on it as I return home.
It’s been a very long day, I digitized all my footage but haven’t been able to cut a little recap of it. Look for that in the next few days. Tomorrow I leave early for home. This has been an eye-opening experience that I’ll remember the rest of my life.
I thank you all for sharing it with me.
“Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.”
-President Barack Obama