AP Photographer Evan Vucci caught his very nice simple moment last night before the State of the Union address as President Barack Obama hugs Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. Vucci was in a an elevated position looking down on the House floor which allowed him to keep the frame clean in a very crowded room. Rep. Giffords resigned from Congress today to concentrate on her recovery from a gun shot wound to her head,
The image was made with a Canon EOS-1D Mark IV with a 70-200mm zoom lens set at 123mm. The exposure was 1/250 @ f2.8 rated at 800iso.
First Lady Michelle Obama has said in the past she likes to go shopping incognito. AP photographer Charles Dharapak found her doing just that in a suburban Washington retailer today wearing sunglasses and a ball cap. Charlie made this frame with his Canon 1D Mark IV and a 24-105mm lens. His exposure was 1/200 @4.5 rated 2500iso.
In early March some of the guys went to the museum of Fine Arts for a fund-raiser and got to hang with President Barack Obama. Everyone was a little bit in awe. The President turns to Ray [Allen], points at Rondo, and says, “Hey, Ray, why don’t you teach this kid how to shoot?” Everyone starts laughing.
KG told me he saw the look on Rondo’s face and the kid was devastated, embarrassed. Dissed by the President, even though I’m sure Obama didn’t mean any harm. Rondo smiled and went along with all of it, but KG told me he could see it in his eyes. It bothered Rondo. It killed him.
The next day Rondo shot the ball horribly. He stopped taking shots after that. He’s so sensitive. I think it was a real jolt to hear the outside perception of a basketball fan who happens to be the President of the United States. It messed with his mind. I’m sure of it.