Best Photo of Obama Presidendial Inauguration January 25, 2009Posted by Matsu in History, News, News and politics, Photography, Technology, Web.
At first glance this appears to be yet another photo of the historic presidential inauguration on January 20, 2009. But, there’s much more to this than first meets the eye.
The best part about this photo is the website behind it. If you click on the photo it will take you to this cool website where you can zoom in and pan and each time you do, it will show you more detail. The shortcut for zooming is done by just double-clicking the area of interest.
Try it. Zoom in on the capital building dome. There are people on the dome balcony. At first I wondered if they were Secret Service agents but they turn out to be (or look like they are) just camera men.
Another thing that amazed me was the wall of photographers on the opposite side. I imagine that where this photo was taken (where the photographer is standing) it pretty much looks the same as the other area full of press photographers.
I think it’s pretty cool. Have fun!