Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, May 28, 2012

President Barack Obama

It's been an exciting couple of weeks for my family. A couple of weeks ago, my daughter graduated from college. Last Thursday my son graduated from high school. And last Wednesday my nephew graduated from the United States Air Force Academy. The commencement speaker was the President of the United States, Barack Obama, and I was able to take my camera in to the ceremony and get some photos of him while he was speaking.
He is a captivating speaker. The ceremony ends with the hat toss and a display by the Thunderbirds; join me in a couple of days for photos of that.
It was thrilling for me to hear the President in person, and while my photo of him may not be the best I found it exciting nevertheless - I took a photo of the President! And it's my contribution to Our World Tuesday.

18 comments:

  1. Oh, how exciting for you, Al! What a wonderful post for the day! I love it! I am an admirer of the President as well! Thank you for sharing the excitement!! Happy Memorial Day!

    Sylvia

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  2. How lucky for you to hear Obama in person. And that last shot is so joyous!

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  3. The second photograph is sensational. I am greeting

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  4. Wow! That IS an exciting week! I'm sure hearing Barrack Obama speak would be captivating. Although I've only heard snippets on the news and other TV programmes he does come across as an excellent orator. I agree with the others - that second shot is wonderful!

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  5. Great photos, great excitement, great pride in your graduates! Congratulations!

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  6. I totally understand your excitement!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. Great shots! Love the second one.

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  8. What an honor to hear President Obama speak (and an excellent bonus that he is such a good speaker).-- I would be so excited to have taken my own picture! And to hear him speak at this momentous occasion. Congrats to your nephew. What a great post for My World and a great post for this patriotic Holiday as well.

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  9. Wow! You've had a busy time. The photos are great! I love all the caps in the air.

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  10. You've certainly had some major milestones! And what a fantastic opportunity to hear your President speak, and to get such a good photo.

    So how do they match the hats up again afterwards...?

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  11. Always two hands of air beneath your nephew wings.

    And yes, it is a great experience to take pictures of politicians. Please have a good Tuesday.

    daily athens photo

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  12. Love the hats...a happy photo

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  13. Well, first, my congratulations to your son, daughter and nephew. You must be bursting with pride! And secondly, what a thrill not only to see the president, but to get a fine photograph of him too. I would have been every bit as thrilled and I'm Canadian!

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  14. How exciting and what wonderful photos!

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  15. What a wonderful post! It must be a thrill to attend the Air Force Academy graduation and hear the Presindent give the commencement speech. Congratulations to the graduates!

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  16. That hat shot is great!

    Glad you were able to get your pictures of your President. (Our own politicians are somewhat less impressive!)

    Stewart M - Australia

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  17. So fun to see Al, both the president and the hats and the Thunderbirds above.. :)
    Oh so many hats thrown up in the air! :D
    And congratulations with your son and daughter and nephew! :)

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