A&P I can cross this photo subject off my holy grail list...

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  1. AmosBanks

    AmosBanks New Member

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    There are a few things that I have always wanted to photograph: A MLB manager getting ejected, a close play at home, a running back clearing a hole, a sunset with silhouettes and POTUS. Well, I finally got my POTUS shot last week.

    Obama was in Chicago and I took photos of the motorcade. I posted this to FB and I did not realized until my wife pointed it out to me that Obama was in the back seat of this SUV. I only looked at the small window and I thought, "Oh well. Maybe next time". So I got my POTUS photo and now I can just hope to get better photos of him from now on. He was on his way to a $16000 per plate fundraiser so it won't be any time soon!

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  2. FusionZ06

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    You mean TOTUS?
     
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    Pretty cool :cool:
     
  4. oliver

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    looks like a body double :dunno:
     
  5. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    or wax figure or something creepy :rofl:
     
  6. UnNakedChef

    UnNakedChef 2jz Sackrider Holder

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    I wish I could cross him off my list too.
     
  7. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    5/10 too obvious for your usual level of humor
     
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    This was actually serious.
     
  9. Run N. Gun

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    Hmmm...I have to wonder, is that really BO? I'm not seeing the likeness.

    Logically speaking...that isn't a caddy - I didn't think the pres rode in anything but in his armored caddy when he's on the road. Granted, that looks like an armored SUV, it isn't the presidential limo. It might be part of the motorcade, it can't be the pres unless he's in the caddy. Doesn't matter what country in the world you're in either. Pres rides in HIS caddy as part of standard Secret Service security detail.
     
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    cardboard cutout
     
  11. SkiMax

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    that is not him
     
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    I'm pretty sure he ONLY rides in the Cadillac they built him
     
  13. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Your name is just below his.
     
  15. AmosBanks

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    He was going to a fundraiser so the limo was not used. You can go on the Die in a Crossfire OT forum to confirm, but I am pretty sure the limo is used only when he is on official presidential business. I also think he has to reimburse the govt for all campaign/fundraiser travel.

    Here is another photo from 4-5 weeks ago when Obama was in Chicago to speak at the medical convention to launch the health care issue. He rolled with motorcycle cops and the limo.

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    The above photo of the SUV and the photo below were taken a block away from where he was going. It was to the Pritzker home in Lincoln Park. It's a residential street and they went in one direction. There's no way this was some kind of a decoy.

    Here are some other photos

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    Whenever the President is in town I try to get some photos.
     
  16. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    I crossed that holy grail 50 some years ago. One of the first pics I ever shot with my Brownie Starmite camera was of President Eisenhower and the King and Queen of Siam in a motorcade. They were in a convertible with the top down. Times have changed.
     
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    The architect of the pritzker house is one of my professors and we toured the house. thing is fucking SICK. A guy I know made a video of the house...

    http://www.vimeo.com/3544243
     
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    No. Not even close to being correct.
     
  19. AmosBanks

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    Thank you.
     
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    That would be cool to see. You should scan it and post it.
     
  21. Jcolman

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    I think I still have it someplace. I'll have to look for it.
     
  22. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    except when they change it up so they don't know which fucking vehicle he's in.
     
  23. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    well, remember what happened to the last president that wanted to roll all baller like that?
     
  24. Girth

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    so you mean theres a chance. :eek5:
     
  25. Jcolman

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    I sure do. I was in 8th grade art class when the announcement came over the intercom. Sad day. :wtc:
     

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