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I was challenged by TechAtHeart - So here we go! Day 1 - With the one of the largest hurricanes in modern history (Hurricane Floyd, 1999) headed towards the Southern East Coast like a freight train - millions of Georgia and Florida residents were evacuated. In Georgia, near Savannah, the only way out of the path of the storm was Interstate 16 - which runs between Macon, GA and Savannah, GA - on the path between Savannah and Atlanta. I sat in my little sports car with 2 really pissed off cats, my cameras and my computer for 18 hours. I made it about 50 miles outside of Savannah and decided to take the back roads to my family's home in North Carolina. The interstate had been converted to one-way traffic - all lanes headed towards Macon - away from the deadly storm. In this insane heat and grid-lock - people were angry, children scared, fights broke out, confusion abounded. I remember seeing this little boy right next to my car crying and screaming for his mom - who was right next to him. I grabbed my Minolta 35mm - loaded with B&W film. And snapped a photo. It was the image of that painful, horrific drive that stuck in my memory.
@jonpatrickhyde Incredible photo. And you write so well too. I grew up in Florida. the worst hurricane for me was Andrew 1992? I remember how remarkably sunny and beautiful it was outside 1 day before it hit. And yet it was eerie too because of the impending doom. We were in Ft. Lauderdale, some 60 miles north of homestead, which was demolished.
Wow, what a story to go with an awesome photo. I can really feel his confusion and panic in the situation. Great!
A fantastic picture. It takes allot of courage to capture such a moment.
thankuu 4 sharing dis I really appreaciate it
I love the emotion you captured!