Cross Lighting Countered with Anti-KKK Protest in Rural Southern Lancaster County, PA

At a anti-KKK rally hundreds of activist, clergy and community members gather on the steps of the Courthouse of Lancaster, PA, on May 20, 2017. The NAACP sponsored rally to protest plans of a cross lighting of a Maryland based Ku Klux Klan chapter on a private farm nearby QuarryVille, in rural Lancaster County of Pennsylvania.

The fact that the self-described family event would take place on a remote and private farm didn’t stop some activist to seek confrontation. Following the rally local activist Carter Farmer leads a caravan over small backcountry roads in an attempt to find signs of the highly controversial event. The caravan was closely watched by locals as it drove passed as well as an unidentified individual who trailed it for some time.

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Photos – 79th Annual Dad Vail Regatta

Dad Vail Regatta 2017, in Philadelphia, PA

Members of U.S. and Canadian collegiate rowing teams compete in the Olympic length of 2000 meters of the Dad Vail Regatta, on the Schuylkill River, in Philadelphia, PA, on May 12, 2017. With over a hundred competing teams the three-day long Dad Vail Regatta is the largest regular intercollegiate rowing event in the United States.

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Camera Test – NASCAR Promotes upcoming Poconos Speedway race on Philly Streets

NASCAR Drivers Promote Upcoming race in Philadelphia, PA

NASCAR drivers take over Center City Philadelphia, PA streets on May 9, 2017 in a promotion event for the upcoming June 11 NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway. The promotional event included pitstop demonstration and cars performing ‘donuts’ to entertain the public. this gave me a great opportunity to test out the insane features of my new Nikon D500 body.

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