Motion VI by davidchrtrans

Motion VI

This is "movement" in the other sense of the word. The "Democracia Real Ya" (Real Democracy Now) movement is calling for a #spanishrevolution: far-reaching election reform and less power to the banks in the hope of bringing down the high rate of unemployment. Tomorrow is election day at the municipal level here (and at the regional level as well in other parts of the country).
In the big cities, people have been camping out in the streets since the 15th; here in small-town Spain, it was just for a couple hours today in a central square...
great I love these types of shots, great focus on the speaker :)
May 21st, 2011  
Great capture.
May 22nd, 2011  
Wow, David, this is great. I didn't know about this movement, and I just enjoyed spending some time looking through the website to learn more. I love the idea of people camping out in the streets to demand democracy; here, people just feel like going to vote is enough - and most people don't even do that. As for the photo, I love the crowd shot & the focus. Nice!
May 22nd, 2011  
@cazink @ladyrazzor @melissachi Thanks, this is one of those rare times when I'm really happy with an unplanned shot (I had planned to go to the demo, of course, but you can't plan the actual shot in situations like this). As soon as I saw that I could focus on the "Empleo" (Employment/Jobs) sticker on the bullhorn while at the same time blurring out one of the "culprits" (the Banco Popular bank office) in the background, I knew this was the shot I wanted... and was glad it worked.
May 22nd, 2011  
Amazing photo David.. Thanks for the info as well
May 22nd, 2011  
Nice shot... The people don't look happy at all. How did the elections go?
May 23rd, 2011  
@aspada Unfortunately, not enough people were unhappy and things are likely to remain the same for the next 4 years... :-/ Voter turnout barely reached 50% and, in my town (as in so many other towns and regions around Spain), the same thieves will be back in office. Unfortunately, the majority of the people who turn out to vote are the friends and beneficiaries of the "crooks"; everyone else seems to have given up hope. Around here there are too many believers in the words of American anarchist Emma Goldman: "If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal." So not enough of us are trying anymore...
May 23rd, 2011  
Great shot, love the focus!
May 23rd, 2011  
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