Focus On Obama

December 27, 2008

Here’s my pick for best news photograph of the year. Not that it’s anything spectacular, composition-wise. And not that it shows us anything we haven’t seen before.

What we’re looking at here is a simple snap of Barack Obama on his Hawaiian Christmas holiday. It isn’t fancy, but it’s fantastic. It demonstrates a commitment to the craft that I admire. Look at how the photographer has captured the loose, casual motion of the president-elect. Look at how the light lets us see just who he is, despite his hat and dark glasses. And it’s a welcome glimpse of warmth on a cold, dreary day.

Also, I like how this photographer doesn’t get distracted easily.


One comment

  1. I’m sorry, where is Obama in that picture? 😉

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