Police Unity Tour PhotosPhotos from along the route of the Police Unity Tour Chapter IV.
Photos of the May 10-12 2015 Police Unity Tour, from the ride across Virginia to the arrival in Washington D.C., are now posted online. Also online are photos from the candlelight vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial the following day.
From lying in the grass for the low angle to soaring in a helicopter above the riders it was a fantastic tour to see, with many opportunities for creative photography. I wanted to capture the different environments of the tour to include scenic farmland, suburban and city scenes. I used a variety of techniques and lenses over the course of three days so that I could add uniqueness to every setting. Another goal was to try to get as many photos of every rider as possible instead of just focusing on the front of the pack. Each participant in the Police Unity Tour has made a commitment of time and effort to support the fallen officers they are honoring, and it is important to me to ensure that their dedication is captured and memorialized. Scroll through hundreds of photos in each gallery to find group shots as well as individuals, there are over 2,000 photos in all.
I have set up several galleries, starting with one with a few of my favorite shots from this event. This gives the viewer a taste of each of the different legs of the journey. You can use the favorites button to create your own set, look for the heart icon at the top left of the photo or press the "Add to favorites" button. Ordering photos in a large variety of sizes as well as specialty options is simple and easy directly from the website. Before completing the order there are options to crop, select sizes, and make other adjustments, including changing the photo to black and white. Easy ordering instructions can be found here, with additional options here.
Aerial view from Fairfax1Looking down on the riders from the Fairfax County Police Helicopter In addtion to a gallery with ride photos from Charlottesville to Warrenton, VA, I have a gallery of images from the helicopter as the tour went from Warrenton to Fairfax County, then on to the memorial in Washington D.C. The Entire Ride TeamRiders and support from the 2015 Police Unity Tour pose in front of the Fairfax County Police helicopter.
THe Police Unity Tour Arrives at the MemorialRiders from across the country converge at the National Law Enforcement Memorial.
And finally there are photos from the candlelight vigil held the following evening. Thin Blue Line Over the MemorialThe thin blue line shines over the memorial at the candlelight vigil of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on May 13, 2015.
The name of every officer who died in the line of duty was read aloud during a solemn ceremony to honor their sacrifice. Candles Held HighSurvivors, Officers, and citizens gather to honor the fallen law enforcement officers.
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