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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:06 PM

Great photo posted on Obama Facebook just now



Caption: "Thank you"

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Reply Great photo posted on Obama Facebook just now (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2012 OP
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #1
patrice Nov 2012 #2
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #4
patrice Nov 2012 #5
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #7
patrice Nov 2012 #8
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #9
patrice Nov 2012 #15
justiceischeap Nov 2012 #22
patrice Nov 2012 #24
patrice Nov 2012 #25
Skittles Nov 2012 #3
The Wielding Truth Nov 2012 #6
ailsagirl Nov 2012 #10
cilla4progress Nov 2012 #11
patrice Nov 2012 #12
patrice Nov 2012 #13
patrice Nov 2012 #14
patrice Nov 2012 #16
cilla4progress Nov 2012 #17
patrice Nov 2012 #18
cilla4progress Nov 2012 #20
patrice Nov 2012 #23
krkaufman Nov 2012 #19
cilla4progress Nov 2012 #21
aaaaaa5a Nov 2012 #27
sasha031 Nov 2012 #26


Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:10 PM

2. I hope someones grab one from the Des Moines speech Monday night, one in which he was backlit.

Whoever produced that video did a beautiful job, my congratulations to him/her!

Nice medium and then, lowish-angle, tight shots, up close, of Barack's head and shoulders and when he happened to move a couple of time, placing the arena lights behind him, and blocking their blazing the frame, he became fully backlit, a beautiful effect.

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Response to patrice (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:29 PM

4. Do you have a link to that video.....PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE ! nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:37 PM

5. This might be it, but I didn't watch it from this particular link. I will go look for the link I

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Response to patrice (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:15 PM

7. Thanks I can try this one....

don't make yourself crazy looking! We are all running around trying to catch up on news on what we witnessed last nite! I was up until 3AM !

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:57 PM

8. That's the right link. The stuff I'm talking about starts at 17:nn and runs on from there, but the

BEST shots are just after the camera person changed the angle of the low-angle close-ups s/he had been using. I think someone blocked or something, 'cause you can observe something that comes into the frame, so the angle changes somewhat at about 32:nn and the field-light is more directly behind PO's profile and, hence, the rimlight is much brighter.

In addition to that, there are also some VERY good profiles in this one, low-anglish stuff in which he has his chin up and his upturned face is well lit by ambient light. Good stuff.

This one also has some of the best crowd shots and, personally, I think this is his best speech ever, message-wise.

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Response to patrice (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:39 PM

9. Oh WOW Thank You so much for sharing that!

Beautifully shot video.
The man,those faces, his oh so beautiful message. I am weeping now! However they are tears of such joy and hope for our future!
I am so proud of the America that I love! We came out to take his back as he has taken ours over the last four years!

I thank you Patrice

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:01 PM

15. k.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:19 PM

24. I didn't see that one in the video that we were talking about. It is good! though. & One of

the reasons I was talking about that particular video is because some of the shots are lowish-angle, 3/4 profile, medium close-ups, so you can see some facial expression in addition to the beautiful rim-light.

I know some independent film people and there are graphic artists in my family, most of my brothers and my dad all had dark-rooms and had decades of hobby interest in photography, even though all of them were/are blue-collar workers too. I think Americans in general are getting pretty sophisticated visually, so they really enjoy photos like the one you have posted here. Even as a passionate word-lover, I have to admit that some photos are indeed worth a thousand* words.

*Though, indeed, it takes a great deal MANY more than "a thousand words" to understand what's going on in America right now.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:21 PM

25. P.S. Thanks! for the link. Sharing!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:19 PM

3. "they like me....they really like me"

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:48 PM

6. Ahhh... he's a great person and a great president!

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:55 PM

10. What you said!!!!!!!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:03 PM

11. I loved watching him drink in the adulation.

Did you notice when he got into the "deep" part of his speech, how quiet the crowd got?

"Love, charity, duty, patriotism."

So profound. So real.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:22 PM

12. "adulation"??? Uh . . . many of us are capable of feeling close to someone without adoring them.

In fact, I venture to say that for MOST people who do authentically feel close to anyone/others, it has almost nothing to do with blindness, intentional or otherwise, to their flaws and the risks and liabilities of one's relationship to them. In fact, it's probably the opposite of that puerile inclination, something more like honesty about who one's self is and who others are.

Perhaps in some zero-sum paradigms it's either individuality or adoration of others, but I'd bet that's a significant minority of how most people understand real-world relationships to other people.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:56 PM

13. Wow, what I would give to be able to query the ethersphere, right now, on a level of granularity

that would produce information about that phrase, "... drink in the adulation ..."

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:57 PM

14. Are you really unaware of what you are implying? nt

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:02 PM

16. hello? hello? . . . hhmmmm . . . k.

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Response to patrice (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:35 PM

17. I thought it was adulation

dunno maybe I was wrong

...but I believe people have a very visceral, especially strong connection to this man. It's on a par with FDR. Yes, I call it adulation.
Not over the top, but admiration.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:41 AM

18. I agree about visceral, attraction AND repulsion apparently. & To me adulation requires

a suspension of one's critical faculties, not a good idea no matter how viscerally one feels toward another, rather, actually, not a good idea BECAUSE of how viscerally one feels toward another.

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Response to patrice (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:33 PM

20. maybe check Webster's:

adulation: "excessive or slavish admiration or flattery"

I'll go for excessive ("exceeding what is usual, proper, necessary, or normal")

"admiration"!

Not into quibbling over wordmithing at this celebratory time!



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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:09 PM

23. Yes, those were my critique of that particular word choice. Admire, yes, but not slavish &

flattery is always manipulative and, hence, false.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:12 AM

19. What I'd like to see...

I have to say that the President is far more gracious than I am -- but then I'm not the President -- 'cause I would have had a very difficult time not yelling out to the crowd at my victory party, "You Built This!!" ... just rubbing the Right Wing's nose in their own filth.

Might've been fun to highlight what a "community organizer" has done to their party, as well.

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Response to krkaufman (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:36 PM

21. When Obama was elected the 1st time,

I said to my spouse, first he organized communities, city neighborhoods, a state, now a country - next THE WORLD!

New parlor game: what will Obama do after his next 4 years?

US Ambassador to the UN;
UN Secretary General;
Earth Amabassador to the Galaxy?

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:41 PM

27. Campaign for Hillary!



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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:24 PM

26. K/R

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