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Netroots Nation Opening Keynote Photoblogging Continues

I’m posting ’em almost as fast as I can process ’em.  Which is not very.

John Fetterman, Mayor of Braddock. I’m pretty sure that if your mayor has “I will make you hurt.” tattooed on his arm, you win.

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Simon Rosenberg, founder and president of NDN.

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2 comments August 19th, 2009 at 09:03pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

Netroots Nation Debra Bowen Photoblogging

Debra Bowen has very fast hands. They just kind of flash up out of nowhere, gesture for a split-second, and disappear again. If the CA Secretary Of State thing doesn’t work out, she could totally go into mixed martial arts ultimate fighting or something.

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August 19th, 2009 at 07:20am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

More Netroots Nation Opening Keynote Photoblogging

The many gestures and expressions of Judd Legum:

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Raven Brooks did a fantastic job making Netroots Nation work, but he doesn’t really have any gestures:
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I did take multiple pictures, but they all looked more or less like this one…

August 18th, 2009 at 10:36pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

Netroots Nation Chuch Rocha Photoblogging

USW’s Chuck Rocha warming us up at the opening keynote ceremony. I’ll skip the captions and just say that he was fired up, and very funny.

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August 18th, 2009 at 11:19am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

Final Netrots Nation Econ Panel Photoblogging

The last of the econ panel:
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Hellooooo!

(Maybe I’m biased because I took it, but I think this is the best Digby photo ever)

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I like the arched eyebrow.

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Dave Johnson gesticulating while the mic protects Monica Sanchez’s identity.

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Digby and Bill Scher pondering.

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Dave Johnson and the mystery woman again.

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Economics is very close to Dave’s heart.

Up next: Opening keynote speakers. Chuck Rocha, Raven Brooks, Judd Legum, Debra Bowen, Simon Rosenberg, John Fetterman, Dan Onorato, Brad Miller, and I might have more Bill Clinton.

August 18th, 2009 at 07:06am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

Still More Econ Panel Photoblogging

One of the catch-22s of trying to take pictures of panelists and speakers is that they’re usually at their most animated and interesting and gesture-y when they’re speaking… but they’re also moving their mouths to shape words, and while it’s not really visible to the naked eye, when the camera freezes them, you can get some fairly unflattering results.  That’s why I check out the panelists who aren’t speaking, hoping to catch someone reacting or fidgeting interestingly, or just looking thoughtful.

None of that applies to this panel more than any other – I just thought it worth mentioning, especially since this post is mostly reaction shots.
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Right about now I’m thinking it might be a good time to stand up and get a higher camera angle…

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Ah yes, that’s much better.

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Dave Johnson again.

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I think this is my favorite Monica Sanchez photo.

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I, um, really liked Monica’s hair. Photographically speaking, I mean.

August 17th, 2009 at 07:26pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

More Netroots Nation Econ Panel Photoblogging

More photos from the econ panel:
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Digby is embarrassed by Bill Scher’s imaginary bottle.

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Monica Sanchez.

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Apparently she’s been taking gesturing lessons from Bill.

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Ah, there’s a smile.

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Monica speaks, Bill and Digby listen.

August 17th, 2009 at 11:53am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

Netroots Nation Econ Panel Photoblogging

Technically, the panel wasn’t so much about economics as how to talk about economics. And don’t ask me why some pictures are in color and some are in black & white. I decide on a case-by-case basis, and it usually depends on how which version delineates lines and shapes better, whether the color adds anything to the photo, and which version I did a better job of processing on.
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Digby is a total sweetheart. Spork incident and I wandered over to her table after the closing keynote, and she was very friendly and generous with her time.

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Bill Scher embarrasses Digby with effusive and well-deserved praise.

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Bill Scher, moderating.

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Dave Johnson.

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I liked the light gradient on the wall over there. Also, that is totally Bill Scher’s go-to gesture.

August 17th, 2009 at 07:14am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

Netroots Nation Polling Panel Photoblogging

A little more of a grab bag, like my first NN post:
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This is much more my speed, photographically speaking. I will probably subject you to a barrage of pictures of the convention center itself at some point. (It wouldn’t be the first time.)

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Charlie Cook makes a point while Greg/DemFromCT ponders.

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Nate Silver and roughly 45% of Charles Franklin. At least, I think it’s 45% – my sample size is admittedly very small.

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Ooo, I caught Nate without his glasses. Now I can update my Might-Potentially-Be-Superman list.

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Another Mark Blumenthal picture I kind of like.

Up next: The economics panel, with Bill Scher, Digby, Monica Sanchez, and Dave Johnson.

August 16th, 2009 at 08:21pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

Netroots Nation Mark Blumenthal Photoblogging

The Artist Formerly Known As Mystery Pollster:
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Reviewing his notes.

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I can’t really think of anything to say about this one, other than that I like it.

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After Nate Silver delivered most of his presentation with his fingers crossed, Greg decided it would be a good idea to swear Mark in, just to be on the safe side.

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“This is vertical.”

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“…And this is horizontal.”

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“Ha ha, I knew that.”

August 16th, 2009 at 05:00pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

Netroots Nation Nate Silver Photoblogging

From the Nate Silver portion of the polling panel:
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Charlie Cook looks on in awe.

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I like the camera blur when people are gesturing vigorously.

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He kinda looks like he’s gathering energies to throw a fireball or something.

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Wait, is he crossing his fingers? Was everything he told us a lie?

August 16th, 2009 at 09:24am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

Netroots Nation Charles Franklin Photoblogging

Charles Franklin, from Thursday’s polling panel.  (Yes, aside from the Big Dog photos, I intend to post everything in chronological order…)
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Of all the panelists and speakers, I think Professor Franklin’s body language is my favorite.

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Professor Franklin leads the audience through some vigorous stretching exercises to ensure that no one accidentally polls something.

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What is it about polling experts and putting things on top of other things?

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Professor Franklin demonstrates his “pushing hands” martial arts technique.

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Professor Franklin sends an unruly blogger back to their room.

August 15th, 2009 at 05:20pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

More Netroots Nation Photoblogging

More photos from the polling panel:
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Charlie Cook cracks up Greg/DemFromCT again.

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Cook talks about putting things on top of other things.

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I really enjoy taking pictures of other photographers.

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Greg/DemFromCT plays with his mic.

August 15th, 2009 at 07:44am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

Netroots Nation Clinton Photoblogging

I got some pretty good pictures of the Big Dog at the NN keynote, although I’ll probably have to redo the processing when I have some more free time – Picasa on a netbook just isn’t good enough, but it’s all I can do for now.

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3 comments August 14th, 2009 at 07:23am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Clinton,Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

Netroots Nation Photoblogging!

Here it is, the first batch of photos from today’s panels. These four are from the How To Read Polls panel with Greg Dworkin (DemFromCT), Charlie Cook, Charles Franklin, Mark Blumenthal, and Nate Silver. Apologies for any shortcomings in photo quality. There wasn’t much light, and I’m using Picasa on a netbook instead of Lightroom on a laptop. I may or may not go back and redo some of these.
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Charlie Cook works the hair.

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Charles Franklin and Nate Silver.

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Charlie Cook cracks Greg up.

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Pittsburgh’s own Fester (of Newshoggers) looks on.

Full album can be found here, will be updated sporadically.

5 comments August 13th, 2009 at 07:07pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

More Zany Umbrella Circus Photoblogging

A few more shots from the Zany Umbrella Circus.  I told you they had doubled in size.

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July 30th, 2009 at 11:28am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: People,Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

Zany Umbrella Circus Photoblogging

I particularly like the last shot.

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July 29th, 2009 at 06:26pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: People,Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

Zany Umbrella Circus Photoblogging

The Zany Umbrella Circus was in town for the Three Rivers Arts Festival, and has doubled in size since I saw them last. (They now have two people!)

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July 27th, 2009 at 11:15am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: People,Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

Random Arts Festival Photoblogging

Everybody loves woodworking! And tunnels!

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July 25th, 2009 at 07:04pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: People,Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

Vertical Pittsburgh Boilermakers Photoblogging

The last of the Pittsburgh Boilermakers:

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1 comment July 24th, 2009 at 07:59pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: People,Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

More Pittsburgh Boilermaker Photoblogging

What can I say, they’re photogenic. I just wish my autofocus hadn’t decided that the backdrop behind the drummer was more interesting than the drummer himself…

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2 comments July 23rd, 2009 at 03:45pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: People,Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Boilermaker Photoblogging

The Pittsburgh Boilermakers were at the Three Rivers Arts Festival. I’ve liked them ever since they played at a friend’s swing dance birthday.

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July 22nd, 2009 at 12:04pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: People,Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

Arts Festival Photoblogging

The band Luc, playing at the Three Rivers Arts Festival:

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July 8th, 2009 at 11:27am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: People,Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

More Goto Party Photoblogging

Just some pictures of people enjoying the band, and, um, an empty hallway.

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November 3rd, 2007 at 12:31pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: People,Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

More Hi-Frequencies Photoblogging

Some more shots of the band at Captain Goto’s party. Very photogenic.

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November 2nd, 2007 at 11:22am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: People,Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

Thursday Hi-Frequencies Photoblogging

The Hi-Frequencies were the band at Captain Goto’s birthday party, and they were quite good.

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November 1st, 2007 at 07:44am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: People,Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

Labor Day Parade Photoblogging

Here are the last of the Labor Day Parade pics. The ones in color are the Perry drill team, but I’m not sure what school the others are from. They’re all having a lot of fun, though – except maybe that last girl, who looks pretty intense.

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September 5th, 2007 at 11:12am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: People,Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

More Labor Day John Edwards Photoblogging

The rest of the Edwards pictures:

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Like I said, he was fired up.

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Here, he attempts to lighten the mood with some bird calls.

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John gets some love from the Steel Workers.

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Elizabeth doesn’t seem to mind.

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Elizabeth gets some love too. And why not.

September 3rd, 2007 at 07:17pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Edwards,Labor,People,Photoblogging,Pittsburgh,Politics

Labor Day John Edwards Photoblogging

Also, did I mention John Edwards was in town? He was pretty fired up, talking to a pretty much all-Labor crowd. The highlights that I can remember:

o Universal, mandatory, portable healthcare, to be paid for by repealing upper-class tax cuts.

o No more tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas either.

o Tighter trade regulations in general.

o Inviolate picket lines.

o Enforcement of safety regulations.

Needless to say, that all went over pretty well.

And, of course, I have pictures…

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Edwards is polling very strong in the all-important 0-1 demographic.

September 3rd, 2007 at 05:31pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Edwards,Labor,People,Photoblogging,Pittsburgh,Politics

And Yet Still More B&W NMAIBlogging

Some more pics from NMAI, to be followed by a brief Air & Space interlude:

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Maybe if I don’t look at The Hypnotic Vortex Of Doom directly…

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No… can’t help myself… it is… too strong…

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I think I’ll just go outside and contemplate for a little while.

August 27th, 2007 at 11:23am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: NMAI,People,Photoblogging,Washington DC

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