Author Topic: @WhiteHouse does it again. Tweets picture of Obama as Sandy Hook memorial  (Read 520 times)

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President Obama and @FLOTUS light 26 candles in remembrance of the victims of the #Newtown shooting. #SandyHook, pic.twitter.com/NsdhSY0edK




https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/411896312594853889/photo/1
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He's really starting to irritate me.  :chairbang: :chairbang: :chairbang:

Not about lighting the candles - that is respectful and a way of honoring the dead, and, like it or not, he is the President.

But a bloody picture was NOT necessary.
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He's really starting to irritate me.  :chairbang: :chairbang: :chairbang:

Not about lighting the candles - that is respectful and a way of honoring the dead, and, like it or not, he is the President.

But a bloody picture was NOT necessary.


It is always a picture of himself too. As a photographer, I would have set up a shot of just the candles, possibly being lit, with a larger aperture setting (f1.8) to blur the background candles, but without any obvious person to distract from the feeling. Something like this:



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Exactly! That would be a perfect picture for the news story. If the Worm needed his ego stroked, a mention in the picture caption would have been more than sufficient.
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Exactly! That would be a perfect picture for the news story. If the Worm needed his ego stroked, a mention in the picture caption would have been more than sufficient.

Notice they actually use a lower aperture setting (F8/F16) to make Michelle in the foreground blurry and the focus on Obama himself. All the focus points seem to be on Obama, none on the candles..
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You are right it is starting to get real irritating.I wonder how long it will be before the administration makes every house have a photo of him in every room of your house? Just like they do in tyrant ruled countries?  :whistle:


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Notice they actually use a lower aperture setting (F8/F16) to make Michelle in the foreground blurry and the focus on Obama himself. All the focus points seem to be on Obama, none on the candles..

Been a LONG time since I had the old Zenit or Olympus out and had to play with F stops!

Did have a quick look at some of the other recent pictures though, and by Jove, you are right. I a lot of them he is so in focus he almost looks photoshopped in.
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I just noticed the composition is also very bad, showing the unfinished back of the candle stand. They were so focused on Obama, they didn't think about the basics.
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