FLOTUS Photo Ops

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FLOTUS Photo Ops

Michelle Alton 8/14/2012 4:26:12 AM

During her Speech... #1480342

Karen E. Michaels 8/14/2012 4:33:00 AM

So Cool, Michelle.


Jack Gaskin 8/14/2012 4:34:03 AM

Nice catch on both SCOOP ;o)

Jack #10275146

Monnie Ryan 8/14/2012 5:19:43 AM

Neat captures, Michelle! Way too many people around for me to want to deal with, though. #10275218

Carolyn M. Fletcher 8/14/2012 5:20:56 AM

I'd need a stepladder to get above all those cameras. LOL.. #10275219

Tiia Vissak 8/14/2012 6:25:26 AM

great tones, details & pov! #10275314

Mary Beth Aiello 8/14/2012 6:29:13 AM

A wonderful journalistic shot, Michelle. You really captured the essence of this. Love it. #10275324

Robert R. Goodman 8/14/2012 6:53:18 AM

Hi Michelle,Beautiful capture my friend.Wonder why they won't come out to the Arizona border!!!!!! #10275376

Karen Celella 8/14/2012 8:25:03 AM

I can't believe that I am actually watching her on TV as I am seeing your fabulous captures, Michelle! #10275469

David Phalen 8/14/2012 8:56:28 AM

I am amazed at how you managed to get a clear shot of Mrs. Obama!! I usually get the back of heads and hands.:)

Excellent work on both shots!! #10275506

Lisa J. Boulden 8/14/2012 9:36:38 AM

Outstanding journalistic shots, Michelle!
Wish I was there!
~♥~Lisa #10275552

Patrick Rouzes 8/14/2012 11:43:17 AM

WOW, Exceptional photojournalism, Michelle! You focus, clarity & pov are magnificent, my friend! Enjoyed reading the caption too!
She's a brave lady to be amidst such a crowd. #10275648

Ann Coates 8/14/2012 12:33:14 PM

Excellent capture of the moment Michelle. I think high profile people are always brave to mingle with the crowds, it does carry huge risks for them. #10275711

John Connolly 8/14/2012 1:51:39 PM

Two brilliant graphic images Michelle! You did a great job here! #10275817

Terry Cervi 8/14/2012 2:08:39 PM

I agree! Your journalistic shots have been fantastic, Michelle!! #10275839

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/14/2012 3:33:38 PM

I ditto Terry!

jo ann c. #10275989

Lorna Shutter 8/14/2012 7:06:23 PM

I ditto Jo Ann! LOL! :D

Awesome work, Michelle! You were able to get some nice clear shots of the First Lady with the same name as you! Both images are wonderful! :) #10276170

Rona L. Schwarz 8/14/2012 9:26:46 PM

How thrilling this must have been to see, Michelle! And great captures, both of them! I've never seen her in person, but I did see and hear Barack at Purdue. You are certainly enjoying photojournalism...it's a different world! #10276266

Barbara Waldoch 8/14/2012 11:26:11 PM

Excellent, Michelle! #10276324

Neal D. Hatcher 8/15/2012 8:03:23 PM


Connie J. Bagot 8/16/2012 6:17:50 AM

Great journalistic shot---love all the arms and cameras pointing to your subject. Great job Michelle! #10278227

Sabrina Ryan 8/16/2012 7:10:53 AM

Fabulous capture, Michelle! #10278295

Mitch Spence 8/16/2012 10:24:29 AM

I always think what a terrifying job it must be for the Secret Service agents, not from fear for their own safety but from fear for the safty of those they try to protect. To have something happen to their charge would be devastating. I think this is a marvelous p-j image, Michelle. #10278575

Nancy L. Green 8/16/2012 11:30:49 AM

GREAT job here Michelle, a wonderful piece of photo journalism, VERY well done!! <>< #10278646

Emile Abbott 8/16/2012 12:06:48 PM

Nice photojournalistic capture of the first lady, Michelle. #10278695

Alex T. Mizuno 8/19/2012 1:53:09 AM

Excellent capture of First Lady! Well done Michelle!! #10281502

Julie Burnett 8/20/2012 5:56:35 AM

Both are great shots, Michelle! This had to be thrilling!! #10282805

Phyllis A. Houghton 8/21/2012 3:29:48 PM

A moment to remember forever and you caught her beauty wonderfully! #10284579

Craig D. Minton 8/22/2012 9:56:10 PM

What a great photo opportunity, Michelle.
The behind the scene pov is very nice. Nice to have a part of history in your work. #10286276

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On August 9, First Lady, Michelle Obama, visited Philadelphia for a Rally with "Obama for America" volunteers and other Grass Roots supporters.
Following her speech, which drew several waves of DEAFENING applause, she spent about ten minutes mingling with the crowd and shaking hands, during which she was surrounded by at least four Secret Service men and women--and probably more.
It was interesting to watch as the SS eyes constantly scanned the crowd, and if a hand reached for the First Lady unsolicited, the hand would be pushed back. For much of the FLOTUS presentation, the audience was a veritable SEA OF cell phone cameras on the ends of outstretched arms.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1000, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 170.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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