October 26, 2008

The Latest From Alan Chin: Allentown, PA.

ALLENTOWN, PA: Oct. 25, 2008 A volunteer canvasser for the Obama campaign goes to put up a yard sign. Canvassers are going door-to-door in a get-out-the-vote effort. PHOTOGRAPH by ALAN CHIN

In spending part of the election’s final days capturing the atmosphere, Alan passed on this single photo of a campaign volunteer.

Maybe it’s the mood from the rain, or because it’s Sunday and I have the time, but I just keep spending more time with this shot. (If you click, you can see it even larger.) A few things I like are the little ball on top of the antennae, and the way it lines up with the person behind the truck, and then the distant smokestack.

I like the way this man’s jacket and pants hang like they do, and I like the way he holds the sign. It seems to reflect Team Obama’s calmly methodical nature as it approaches the end game — especially in territory where conventional wisdom tends to question Obama’s appeal.

(image: © Alan Chin. October 2008. Allentown, PA.)

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