Albany Zombie Walk 2011

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 1:04 am
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Another Halloween, another Zombie Walk. A very well-behaved horde walked down Central Av. from The Linda to the corner of Robin St. to get the Zombie Film Feast 4 going. Also on the agenda this year, the Brain Eating contest, the Zombie carnival, the Senior Prom, and the Capitol Pride Singers proudly presenting a selection of their favorite undead songs. Was it the many undead holding their cell-phones in the air to record the walk, was it the very proximity of Occupy Albany, or even the unfair comparison to the Walking Dead on AMC, I’m not sure, but the motivation seemed lacking a bit this year. The APD didn’t bother sending a second horse. If you were in the parade, I’m certain you had fun but let’s try to think outside the rules of the walk soon. It’s time to unleash serious zombies on the Capitol.

More photos below. Click on a thumbnail to open a larger view, or check the whole series as a full-screen Flickr slideshow.

Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 12.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 12.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 05.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 05.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 08.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 08.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 02.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 02.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 03.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 03.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 04.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 04.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 06.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 06.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 07.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 07.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 09.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 09.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 10.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 10.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 13.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 13.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 14.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 14.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 01.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 01.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 15.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 15.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 16.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2011 - Albany, NY - 2011, Oct - 16.jpg by sebastien.barre

PSA: I’ll post about Occupy Albany in the near future, in the meantime I’ve tried to take photos of the occupation every day and something tells me they would be happy to receive your support.

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Zombie balloon girl?

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Stilts. When running away from zombies, this is usually the first thing I think about.

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One horse is all it takes to tame 60+ zombies.

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Now imagine a zombie pirate ninja…

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This guys nails it every year.

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I hope he went straight to Occupy Albany down the street.

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Too much tie dye will do that to you.

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I just realized there was not even one zombie hipster. Let’s go beat one up.

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More photos

Here are a few of my photos of the Zombie Walk 2010:

Zombie Walk 2010 - Albany, NY - 10, Oct - 01.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2010 - Albany, NY - 10, Oct - 01.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2010 - Albany, NY - 10, Oct - 02.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2010 - Albany, NY - 10, Oct - 02.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2010 - Albany, NY - 10, Oct - 08.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2010 - Albany, NY - 10, Oct - 08.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2010 - Albany, NY - 10, Oct - 04.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2010 - Albany, NY - 10, Oct - 04.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2010 - Albany, NY - 10, Oct - 06.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2010 - Albany, NY - 10, Oct - 06.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2010 - Albany, NY - 10, Oct - 05.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2010 - Albany, NY - 10, Oct - 05.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2010 - Albany, NY - 10, Oct - 03.jpg by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk 2010 - Albany, NY - 10, Oct - 03.jpg by sebastien.barre

And a few of my photos of the Zombie Walk 2009:

Zombie Walk - Albany, NY - 09, Oct - 01 by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk - Albany, NY - 09, Oct - 01 by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk - Albany, NY - 09, Oct - 02 by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk - Albany, NY - 09, Oct - 02 by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk - Albany, NY - 09, Oct - 04 by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk - Albany, NY - 09, Oct - 04 by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk - Albany, NY - 09, Oct - 03 by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk - Albany, NY - 09, Oct - 03 by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk - Albany, NY - 09, Oct - 32 by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk - Albany, NY - 09, Oct - 32 by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk - Albany, NY - 09, Oct - 05 by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk - Albany, NY - 09, Oct - 05 by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk - Albany, NY - 09, Oct - 06 by sebastien.barre
Zombie Walk - Albany, NY - 09, Oct - 06 by sebastien.barre

6 Comments

 
  1. adrienne says:

    Great shots so clear and the the low lighting you caught. Love the police shot on horse….with the show on amc..the walkong dead..zombies are big…i didnt even see this advertised…how cool. Did you use your mark ii or the street camera? Vvery impressed. I tried some low lighting shots for a friends bday and i had such a hard time of it..

  2. Tim says:

    Was all set up to grab some gnarly shots of this year’s Walk when I realized I left my hot shoe flash at home. I probably sounded like a zombie when I groaned in dismay. Perhaps my expectations were a bit high, but I agree with your assessment. Maybe the current financial crisis has even gotten the undead down!

  3. Sebastien says:

    A good f/2.8 lens would have done the trick I think. I’m jaded, I’m not a fan of flash :)

  4. Sebastien says:

    Thanks. I used the Mark II, a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS, and Lightroom magical noise reduction.

  5. Tim says:

    Live and learn, I suppose. Perhaps I should have busted out my 50mm f/1.8, but I’m just not as comfortable with that lens as I should be. Maybe I’ll take a ride down to Occupy Albany tonight and see what it can do.

    Glad you were also confused by the girl on stilts. I thought I missed something…

  6. Sally Reckner says:

    they don’t make zombies like they used to

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