A&P Never before seen angle of the Inauguration

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  1. adamlewis88

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    That's never been thought of before? weird
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    New != great in this case.
     
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    wow that's cool
     
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    I was surprised myself. Apparently they just never let cameras be up there before.
     
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    I saw this the other day. Pretty awesome shot!
     
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    Canon, check.

    L lens, check

    :cool:
     
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    failed upskirt :o
     
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    Nice.
     
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    Is it me or is that picture HORRIBLE for the new 24MP camera that is full of hype?
     
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    A fail in this case is a win.
     
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    its you :dunno:

    what's wrong with it?
     
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    1. We don't know that he shot it in full RAW. He might have been using small jpeg for all we know.

    2. We don't know how it was saved for the web.

    3. The lighting is all natural light with no fill flash.

    4. ??????

    5. It's the first time that angle has ever been seen for a swearing in.

    6. Profit? You betcha!
     
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    You mean the D3x? :mamoru:
     
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    1. It probably wasnt shot in raw since 99.9999999999999% of press work is wanted 5 minutes before you took it.

    2. I dont think it matters

    3. Indeed

    4. ¿¿¿¿¿¿

    5. Yessir

    6. Like mad!

    I dont think the shot is breath taking, nor did anyone claim it was. However, it is a picture of a United States President being sworn into office that has never before been seen.
     
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    exactly. he could have used a camera phone and it'd still be unique.
     
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    Just look at the little details. Like the flag near the top of the capital building. I know it's out of focus, but it just has really shitty detail. Also the girl wearing the blue coat, look at the fine detail in her face. Non existent. Maybe I'm just being picky but for such a static shot that has NEVER BEEN SHOT BEFORE, I'd expect better resolution than that.

    On the other hand, it could be just the editors resampling it to sizes better fit for people browsing the web on dialup? I really doubt anything that shitty could come out of a current DSLR.
     
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    Maybe so, but if I remember correctly the 5d2 was the most recent camera that had everyone jizzing all over themselves when the video released by vincent laforet!
     
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    Oh look, more purse slapping!
     
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    looks to me like the detail was list during compression.
     
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    Tedrzz...

    I dont mean to sound like a dick, and maybe you just dont know this because youre still in school for this stuff, but this was just a remote shot of an extremely fleeting moment. That camera more than likely had to be setup many hours before Obama got anywhere close to the podium. The camera had to be setup to be able to capture a picture of everyone standing in assumed positions at assumed angles under assumed lighting conditions. Then, the guy had to fire it pretty blindly and hope to get a good one from the bunch.

    This isnt a studio shot. This isnt high fashion or fine art. Its photojournalism and, quite frankly, a damn good job of it (getting a shot that nobody else ever has in the past).

    Im sorry, but to have you be some kid whos still in school for this criticize a working professional who was able to get a shot that has NEVER been done (you know how hard that is to do?) on the basis of an out of focus flag?...

    Thats just pretty silly IMO...
     
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    also regarding the lack of detail etc, keep in mind that this is a 75K jpg on an editorial website that has probably been saved several times when the caption etc was added, hardly a good test for gauging "fine detail" in the original
     
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    It woulda been funny if it focused on the the White House and not Barack lol
     
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    Well put.
     
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    First off I respect the fact that you aren't trying to be a full out douche bag to me like before..haha

    Secondly I still hold strong on my position, but honestly I don't think it was the photographer's fault. I feel like it was just the editor who resized it and compressed it.
     

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