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Today’s Women’s March was held in Albany’s West Capitol Park. Beyond the large number of people, it offered inspiring speakers and many great signs. It also benefited from some beautiful weather – somewhat miraculous given the winter we’ve been having. Here are some of my images from the day.

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All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2018; all rights reserved.

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Albany’s March for Science was a great time today. This area is a hotbed of scientific activity, with numerous colleges (including the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and RPI), a variety of elite hospitals (like Albany Medical Center and St Peter’s), and science centers like GE Global Research and Global Foundries in Malta. So it was no surprise that many scientists and science fans showed up at West Capitol Park to demonstrate their support. While the crowd may have been angry about what some politicians have been doing to marginalize science, today’s march featured a fun group with many clever and amusing signs. Here’s a taste of what the day was like, including some of my favorite signs. Plus – speaking as an English major – everyone’s spelling and grammar was impeccable! 🙂

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All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2017; all rights reserved.

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I am drawn to windows, doors, and other objects that define a boundary between what’s on one side of them and what’s on the other. We instinctively tend to respect such boundaries, finding distinctions between each of the two sides. For example, we break up structures into “interior” and “exterior” facets, each with their own distinct natures. By the same token, in our daily lives we tend to break up existence into the inner world of our psyche and what surrounds us “out there,” separate and apart from us.

However, these distinctions are products of our minds. In reality everything is interrelated, and how we see one side is inextricably related to and influenced by how we see the other. Sometimes we have the opportunity to perceive an aspect of this interconnectedness. My goal in this project is to discover and share these opportunities.

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In early March I spent a week in Alaska on a ski trip with friends. Due to the abnormally warm and dry winter there, the skiing was less than great. However, the strange weather did make things very good photographically.  Here’s a sampling of some nature scenes I found there.

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The winter of 2015 has been freakishly warm and dry in parts of Alaska, forcing the Iditarod race start from Willow (near Anchorage) north to Fairbanks. Fortunately, the ceremonial start proceeded as scheduled on March 7th in Anchorage. Since I was in the area for a ski trip, I spent the morning photographing the festivities.

Here’s a sampling of my photos from the day.

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Jessie Royer starts outJessie Royer starts out

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Izzy the Vaccination DogIzzy the Vaccination Dog. There appeared to be numerous tie-ins between the Iditarod and healthcare – possibly because the inspiration for the event was the 1925 dog team relay to get medicine to Nome to fight a diphtheria outbreak.

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Dog staging areaStaging area for one of the teams

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Travis Beals & friendsTravis Beals & friends

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Future Mushers?Future DeeDee Jonrowe?

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About to startLaura Allaway’s team at the start

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Laura Allaway heads offLaura Allaway heads off

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Maintaining the snow was a constant jobMaintaining the snow was a constant job

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Dogs of Isabelle Travadon, a rookie from FranceDogs of Isabelle Travadon, a rookie from France

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Thomas Waerner of Norway passes a dogteam muralThomas Waerner of Norway passes a dog team mural

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Two young fans in the crowdTwo young fans in the crowd have mixed reactions as a team goes by

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21-DeeDeeJonroweIsKnownForHerPinkOutfitCrowd favorite DeeDee Jonrowe, a breast cancer survivor, is known for her bright pink outfit

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Ray Redington Jr. waves to the crowdRay Redington Jr. waves to the crowd

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4th Avenue after all the teams have gone4th Avenue after all the teams have gone

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All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2015; all rights reserved.

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