Anyone enjoying APEC yet? The traffic, the dignitaries, the secret service–oh my!
I had the privilege of photographing the arrival of President Barack Obama and the First Lady last night. As always, the standard pool rules. Far. Secret service sweep. Far. Three hours before his arrival. Far. Oh did I mention, the press riser is FAR???
So I’m swept and led through by Secret Service–four hours before his arrival. I’m armed with a 24-70, 70-200, and a 400 2.8.
Air Force One makes a nice landing right in front of us!
I had a pretty nice spot on the riser. The nice thing about President Obama’s late arrival is that there was plenty of room on our riser! I guess an 11pm arrival didn’t appeal to a lot of the rest of the press.
The door to Air Force One opens, and out steps First Lady Michelle Obama and the President. Standard shot. Neat shadows on the plane from the tarmac lights.
And another stock shot…
All of a sudden *Emeril Voice* BAAM!!
As I was firing off frames, one of the photographer’s flashes from the traveling pool (Air Force One has a traveling pool that gets to ride with him), happens to light my frame. Voila! The result? SHADOW…
Stay tuned for more APEC stuff!