Rubber Duck Derby 2012

I took students from the New York Times Student Journalism Institute to the Bayou Boogaloo today to shoot the Rubber Duck Derby – 15,000 rubber ducks dumped in the Bayou for a race for charity. People pay $5 for a duck in the race, and the winning number won a car. Unfortunately, the video camera wasn’t functioning, so I ended up shooting a few things with my 5D and only a 24-70mm lens, which wasn’t nearly long enough to get good shots of the race. But here are some duckies to look at. The national guard volunteered to retrieve the ducks (which were kept from floating away by a boom on the water’s surface) and put them in crates to use again next year.





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