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Riding with McCain – Connection

October 29, 2008
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is reflected in the glasses of a supporter at a campaign rally at Everglades Lumber in Miami, Florida October 29, 2008.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Reuters Boston staff photographer Brian Snyder is traveling with Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain through election day November 4.

On a fairly basic level, campaigning is about the candidate connecting with voters.  Unfortunately, showing that connection in a still photograph is difficult.  A television videographer can pan the camera from the crowd to the candidate and back.  As a still photographer I make pictures of the candidate shaking hands with voters at nearly every event, which shows, in one frame, a literal connection to the crowd.  Looking around today during an outdoor rally in Miami, Florida, I saw Senator McCain reflected in the glasses of a woman in the front row which provided me with another way to connect the candidate to the voter/supporter in a single frame.

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Nice Frame … hang in there.

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