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Cruzan Donating Member (806 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:03 AM
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What's with the weird cropping on Obama's 'official presidential portrait' (from Wikipedia)?



Geez, first Roberts fucks up the inaugural oath, now this.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:04 AM
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1. What weird cropping?
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Cruzan Donating Member (806 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:05 AM
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2. Got only one shoulder
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:09 AM
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3. It looks fine to me.
Symmetry isn't a law in photography.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:09 AM
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4. It's cause his other arm is Gettin' Shit Done!
:)

PB
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:19 AM
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9. Bwaahahahahah! Duzy nom.. Oh...wait... n/t
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:35 PM
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20. lol
nice. Too busy to sit around for a picture!
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ComtesseDeSpair Donating Member (529 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:11 AM
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5. It's cropped perfectly. The flag balances the image.
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apnu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:27 AM
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12. Exacty, the "rule of thirds" is in play here vertically in this picture.
Obama is the right 2/3 of the photograph, and the flags balance the other. Nice.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:36 PM
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21. also what I thought. That way...
it doesn't look like a booking photo.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:36 PM
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22. Yep. Seems a-ok to me
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:14 AM
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6. It has to fit in all those gov't issue frames
and you have to see the flag the US flag, obviously, and also I guess the presidential seal flag.

I'm sure it's for those reasons, no slight to the pres intended.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:17 AM
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7. I think it looks good.
And what an improvement over the one that will appear to the left!
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:18 AM
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8. The picture is balanced just fine.
nt
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:24 AM
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10. I Heard They Did It PURPOSELY Just To Piss Really Stupid People Off.
It's just a rumor, so I'm not sure if it's really true or not.
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:01 PM
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16. Hee (nt)
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:25 AM
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11. Looks fine to me.
n.t.
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:29 AM
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13. It is the same as the official portrait:
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:29 AM
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14. He's leaning left!
:D
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:37 AM
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15. I don't care for the full frontal view myself
Portraits are usually more flattering when one side of the face is featured over the other


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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:03 PM
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18. Right. Nobody ever confuses mug shots with glamor shots.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:02 PM
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17. Not a professional photographer, I take it?
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:34 PM
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19. Malia probably took it with her little digital camera!
:)
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