Today I went on assignment for The Associated Press to cover the protest of President Barack Obama’s visit of Macon, Mo.

Tea party protesters sit on top of gravel piles at the Americans For Prosperity rally against big government and Barack Obama in Macon, Mo. AP Photo/Patrick Fallon
Tea party protesters sit on top of gravel piles at the Americans For Prosperity rally against big government and Barack Obama in Macon, Mo. (AP Photo/Patrick Fallon)

I tried to work more with layering images, adding more information…

Former Missouri state Senator John Louden rallies the crowd at Leo O'Laughlin Inc. on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit to Macon, Mo. Tuesday evening, April 27, 2010. The Missouri Republican Party and a tea party group called the Macon County Patriots planned the protest Tuesday evening down the road from Poet Biorefining in Macon, with other groups also taking part.
Former Missouri state Senator John Louden rallies the crowd at Leo O’Laughlin Inc. on the eve of President Barack Obama’s visit to Macon, Mo. Tuesday evening, April 27, 2010. The Missouri Republican Party and a tea party group called the Macon County Patriots planned the protest Tuesday evening down the road from Poet Biorefining in Macon, with other groups also taking part.” (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)

Supporters rally at Leo O'Laughlin Inc. on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit to Macon, Mo. Tuesday evening, April 27, 2010. The Missouri Republican Party and a tea party group called the Macon County Patriots planned the protest Tuesday evening down the road from Poet Biorefining in Macon, with other groups also taking part.
Supporters rally at Leo O’Laughlin Inc. on the eve of President Barack Obama’s visit to Macon, Mo. Tuesday evening, April 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)

Marine Paul Curtman rallies the crowd at Leo O'Laughlin Inc. on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit to Macon, Mo. Tuesday evening, April 27, 2010. The Missouri Republican Party and a tea party group called the Macon County Patriots planned the protest Tuesday evening down the road from Poet Biorefining in Macon, with other groups also taking part.
Marine Paul Curtman rallies the crowd at Leo O’Laughlin Inc. on the eve of President Barack Obama’s visit to Macon, Mo. Tuesday evening, April 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)

Marcia Behr and John Behr raise their signs in support at Leo O'Laughlin Inc. on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit to Macon, Mo. Tuesday April 27, 2010. The Missouri Republican Party and a tea party group called the Macon County Patriots planned the protest Tuesday down the road from Poet Biorefining in Macon, with other groups also taking part.
Marcia Behr and John Behr raise their signs in support at Leo O’Laughlin Inc. on the eve of President Barack Obama’s visit to Macon, Mo. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)

A Don't Tread On Me flag flies over protesters during a rally at Leo O'Laughlin Inc. on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit to Macon, Mo. Tuesday evening, April 27, 2010, in Macon. The protest was organized by the Missouri Republican Party and a tea party group called the Macon County Patriots.
A Don’t Tread On Me flag flies over protesters during a rally at Leo O’Laughlin Inc. on the eve of President Barack Obama’s visit to Macon, Mo. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)

Supporters of Americans For Prosperity and other TEA Party members rally at Leo O'Laughlin Inc. on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit to Macon, Mo. Tuesday evening, April 27, 2010.
Supporters of Americans For Prosperity and other TEA Party members rally at Leo O’Laughlin Inc. on the eve of President Barack Obama’s visit to Macon, Mo. Tuesday evening. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)

  1. Carol Lennert
    April 28th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Wow… I just finished a book about a woman hanged for witchcraft in Salem. It occurred to me that this could happen again, in the intolerant times we live in. These photos bring that home so strongly!

  2. pfallon
    April 28th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    There conservative movement in the country is a real force, resulting in people becoming passionate and wanting to be empowered. Some are more tolerant than others, unfortunately a lot of what we see is just the extremes of the movement. Rational thinking benefits all of us.

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  4. Jerod
    April 29th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Rational thinking? Whats that? =P Good stuff bro. You the man.

  5. Seth
    May 30th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    1, 2 and 4 are good stuff.
    The use of layers really really adds to these images.
    Keep it up duder.

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