Supporters wait for their candidate to show up - everyone is doing something different. Notice the two guys at the right looking at a cell phone, the two women having a great conversation in the middle, this guy in the foreground giving his opinion and the lady to the left having a quite time amongst all the noise.
Serious conversations were going on everywhere. Wow this image is tack sharp at f2.0.
The candidate shows up and makes his speech. There is a little bit of a crop here and a little straightening but not much else.
The candidate meets with his supporters. I just love this image the light is awesome. Notice one of my pj friends shooting with the Canon box right behind the ladies head, he was photographing the candidate.
How dare you interrupt my time with the candidate! I just love the look on this ladies face - "hey I was talking with him!"
The Press finally get their time with the candidate. The lighting here is very cool.
This assignment was a lot of fun using the Sony Nex-7 and Leica 35mm Summicron f2.0. Of course I shot most of the event with my Canon 5D Mk3 and Canon 7D with the 24-70 and the 70-200 for the paper. These photos with the Sony were a real bonus. Plus they were fun to make. The camera is so quite people have no idea what you are up to. Great for street shooting or crowd shooting either way I had a blast.
I never really used a 50mm lens much. I always thought it was kind of boring. The Leica 35 on the Nex-7 makes it a 52.5mm. I found that I could have shot the whole event with just that camera if I had really worked at it. Back to the old days when I enjoyed what I do.