Madison photographer Dave Adamson captured these photos of people trick-or-treating in the borough on Saturday amid damage from Superstorm Sandy. The Halloween tradition was postponed earlier in the week because of the storm.
Adamson, who was a journalist, magazine editor and TV reporter and producer in Australia, said he's always been around photographers and knew Saturday would be an opportunity to take some unusual photos.
He said the shots were taken around Green Village Road and Prospect Street, and the trick-or-treating was a chance for the community to get over some cabin fever and restore some sense of normalcy.
It was powerful to be out there on Saturday and see the community rally together. It was a time to get over some cabin fever for families, catch up on the news of how the neighbors fared - but also get back to some normalcy.
There were lots of laughs, shared experiences and community spirit. But there was also the ever-present reality of live wires on the ground and fallen trees everywhere. Ultimately it lifted spirits and brought some joy to kids. That made it worth it.
I live in Madison Common so we did okay. A few trees down and power out for 48 hours but that was it. My mother in law flew in from Australia on the Friday before Sandy hit so she's had to cancel a lot of her plans. It's been memorable for her though.