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    I try to keep this project as much about art (and random objects) as possible, but I thought a topical photo was important tonight.

    To clarify, I'm very much in support of the current healthcare reform legislation. It's about time we start giving the tools needed for the lower class to achieve middle class life back to the poor. This helps with that. It's about time we recognize healthcare as a basic right afforded to us in the "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness" clause. This helps with that as well. More importantly, it's about time the Democratic legislative and executive branches finally follow through on what we elected them to do.

    Here's to hoping we have a bill passed tonight.

    Strobist:
    1 sb600 camera left, 1/4 power, 1/2 CTO through 43'' white shoot-thru umbrella.
    1 sb600 behind me, 1/2 power through red gel (yes, to get the red white & blue motif).

    Triggered with Cactus V4s.

    Jesse f/2.8, Billy Wilson Photography, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ICT_photo 50 months ago | reply

      As a canadian, I've never really understood what all the fuss was about - I guess we just kind of take it for granted that our health care is a right. I've heard so much against (I suppose I watch Fox News for the "entertainment" value way too much) and seen so many people on here post shots against the bill, it is nice to start seeing those in favor start to speak up.

      --
      Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)

    2. RLHyde 50 months ago | reply

      Good lord, tell me about it. It's like nobody here believes that the overwhelming majority of Canadians and Europeans in general really like their healthcare system and that it, you know, works pretty well for almost everyone.

      I envy you your socialized medicine.

    3. Jesse f/2.8 50 months ago | reply

      In love with the color in this shot. The background is fantastic. Did you add it in processing?

    4. RLHyde 50 months ago | reply

      I bumped up the saturation in processing, but most of the color is coming from the gelled light I have pointed at the wall, positioned directly behind me. I'm glad you liked it :)

    5. kleine_moewe 50 months ago | reply

      bahaha! or should i purse my lips and nod in serious contemplation? living in latvia, healthcare is neither here no there, price wise. $4 tetanus shots -- i'm not complaining.

    6. RLHyde 50 months ago | reply

      The US could learn a thing or two from Latvia, it would seem. Hopefully we've started moving in the right direction some 60 years after everyone else.

    7. Melisssa Peterson :) 49 months ago | reply

      love the picture. i'm canadian and i'm doing a project on the american healthcare reform, would you mind if i used this photo to represent the part of the american population that is in favour of the healthcare reform? :)

    8. RLHyde 49 months ago | reply

      Melissa: I'm glad you like this photo so much :) You can feel absolutely free to use the photo, just follow the guidelines of my creative commons license. Click on "some rights reserved" over on the right to see what that means.

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