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Today is Inauguration ceremony.

but,,, that was late only one person... lol



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Scene Direction and, pose creation

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I have never before welcomed and felt the first sun rays as much as I did on this cold January Sunday.


This image is a collaboration with Thank you, Geoff, for sharing this moment in time with me.


Today, millions of people around the world will witness as one administration ends and a new one begins. A change in leadership which, in many ways, couldn't be more bipolar opposites.


I didn't know if I would be able to create this image under these conditions. Working with Geoff, who is a talented and sincere photographer, made it possible.


I don't know what the new administration will accomplish.

But I know, deep down, that the hearts and minds of people all over this planet will insure a better life in this world for this and future generations.

Army National Guardsman taking a smoke break off the south side of the Mall.


Washington, DC / January 20, 2009

Europe Europa

Belgique België Belgien Belgium Belgica

Bruxelles Brussel Brüssel Brussels Bruxelas


Enfin Bruxelles se réveille et fait appel à des artistes pour cacher des chantiers qui, il faut bien le dire, ne sont pas de toute beauté même s'ils sont une nécessité.


Un magnifique exemple de collaboration entre artistes (ASBL URBANA et Interfaces) pouvoirs publics (Ville de Bruxelles), investisseurs du privé (BNP Paribas) Entrepreneurs (De Meuter) et j'en oublie probablement...

Il est à souhaiter que ce ne soit point un "one shot" mais que cela devienne une saine habitude de faire appel à des artistes pour masquer le temps nécessaire les travaux urbains.


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I'm pleased to announce that this shot was 'Highly Commended' by the judges of the Take a View - Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012 competition in the Urban Category. Hugely chuffed about this. It's going to be on display as a printed copy at the National Theatre in London from the 12th November until the 12th January 2013. The shot also appeared in yesterdays Sunday Times - which is just fabulous - over the moon.


Apparently the book is out already - I haven't seen a copy - but judging from the shots in the Times yesterday its going to be fabulous - some really amazing shots - very much looking forward to seeing them.


As for the shot - well this was pretty much the last shot before my ill fated trip to the bottom of the Thames on the Shard's Inauguration night, so its the last shot I have with my D300 - which was smashed up in the fall. It was taken from across the river - slightly elevated along with hundreds of other photographers - I was surprised at just how many had turned out - it seems such a long time ago now.


Technical Details


Nikon D300

Nikon 50mm @ f2.8

1.6 seconds

ISO 200


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Inauguration Day protest at Westlake Park, Seattle.

A tiny section of the massive crowd that was at the event. We got there around 11:00 a.m. These were a few of the folks behind us.

An elephant, the symbol of the U.S. Republican Party, is paraded as a sign of protest in McPherson Square on inauguration day, 20 January 2017.

Inauguration Day protest at Westlake Park, Seattle.

Inauguration Day protest at Westlake Park, Seattle.

Inauguration Day protest at Westlake Park, Seattle.

Title: Inauguration of Mr. Lincoln, March 4, 1861

Date Created/Published: [Washington, D.C., 1861]

Medium: 1 photographic print : salted paper ; 33 x 36 cm.

Summary: Photograph shows participants and crowd at the first inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln, at the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. Lincoln is standing under the wood canopy, at the front, midway between the left and center posts. His face is in shadow but the white shirt front is visible. (Source: Ostendorf, p. 87) "A distant photograph from a special platform by an unknown photographer, in front of the Capitol, Washington, D.C., afternoon of March 4, 1861. 'A small camera was directly in front of Mr. Lincoln,' reported a newspaper, 'another at a distance of a hundred yards, and a third of huge dimensions on the right ... The three photographers present had plenty of time to take pictures, yet only the distant views have survived." (Source: Ostendorf, p. 86-87)

Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-07636 (digital file from original) LC-USZ62-48090 (b&w film copy neg.)

Call Number: LOT 12251, p. 59 [P&P]

Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA


Title from item.

In album: Benjamin Brown French "Photographs," p. 59.

Ostendorf, no. 54

Reference copy in LOT 12251, v. 2, Lincoln Inaugural.

Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 1998, p. 86-87.

Exhibited: "With Malice Toward None : The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition" at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2009.

Original in PR 12 LOT 12251.


Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865--Inauguration, 1861.

Crowds--Washington (D.C.)--1860-1870.

Presidential inaugurations--Washington (D.C.)--1860-1870.


Salted paper prints--1860-1870.


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"..old hatreds shall someday pass; the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve."


from Obama's Inauguration speech


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Inauguration d'un commerce multi-services de proximité, au quartier de la Pépinière, à Belfort.


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Activists hold up 'Resist' sign during Inauguration ceremonies on the Mall in Washington, D.C,

Inauguration Day protest at Westlake Park, Seattle.

For a full explanation please see my blog entry at Meanderings, at best

First, my apologies for bringing up a political subject in a forum that some feel should be devoid of political opinion.


I spent today reflecting on the merits of public lands in the U.S., and the potential outcome of turning over Federal lands to the states, and subsequent sales of those lands to private individuals and companies. The possibility of this transfer is more realistic today with the recent bill passed by the House, making it easier to transfer Federal land to the states, and the inauguration of Donald Trump.


The view in this photo is on Federal land, but is within 1/4 mile of evaporite ponds that cover a significant area near Moab Utah ( The ponds are used to concentrate potash, a potassium bearing mineral used largely in fertilizer. (BTW my father was one of the chemical engineers who consulted in the construction of this plant in the early 1960's, so my early well being is tied in small part to its existence)


Clearly the current use of this land has merits in enhancing food supply for humans. However this area is also heavily used for recreation. It is conceivable that this area would be used to enhance the production of the potash mine, and become one of the next evaporite ponds., which are already quite visible from Dead Horse Point, the high point on the mesa in the center of the skyline. Access to this scenic area and the White Rim road may also cease. It would enhance the profits of the company that operates this mine, and may increase the supply of potash, of which the U.S. produces about 2% of the world's production. It would also seriously compromise the aesthetic value of the area. Is the loss of public access to this land, and the loss of tourist money worth the benefits to greater potash production? This is only a hypothetical possibility- as far as I know there is no plan for increased use of the area for evaporite ponds, but it provides a reasonable scenario, given the sentiment in the Utah state government.


My hope is that those in power will properly weigh the pros and cons of use of Federal lands, and the potential for transferring those lands to the states. Let's keep public lands public. Let's also remember people need to make a living. The two are not antithetical.


Photographic note: this is a 3 photo stack to enhance the sharpness throughout.

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Imagine my delight to see this on my way over to an inauguration day bash at my local jazz club.


I hope to catch up with you later. Thank you for visiting.


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Inauguration Day - January 20, 2009. Need I say more.


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Inauguration of the International Yoga Day 2018 celebration by Akshar Yoga in Bengaluru.

Inauguration of Asian Jewellery Fair 2018 by Harshika Poonacha, Actress Kannada Film Industry in Bengaluru.

Partied with 16 girlfriends today. They came for lunch and to watch the 44th president's inauguration. Saw this reflection and grabbed my camera.


Mimosa inside!

Post-inauguration, we decided it was easier to walk back to Virginia rather than try to fight for a spot on the shuttle bus or metro train. They had mostly blocked off the 14th Street bridge for pedestrians to do just that. I think we had about a mile left to go at this point.

Yesterday my brother in law got installed as Professor, of course I took some pictures... :-)

We are all very proud on his achievement!

President Obama's Inauguration - 2013 - Washington, DC

Pro-environment demonstrators on the streets of Washington, D.C.. during the 20 January 2017 Trump inauguration.


Braving the crowds and the cold to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama, January 20, 2009.

See more portraits from President Donald J. Trump's inauguration on my website.

"President James Monroe and former President James Madison acknowledge the crowds at Monroe's inauguration. Mrs. Elizabeth Monroe looks proudly on." (Bi-centennial reenactment of the inauguration of President James Monroe)

Photos from the Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2009. We were located on the mall near 4th street.

MPD bicycle officer and US Border Patrolman keeping 3rd Street, NW clear of pedestrians during the Inauguration ceremony.


Washington, DC / January 21, 2013

Thanks to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, we scored two tickets to the swearing in ceremony!


I'll be blogging the Inauguration over on and on Twitter.

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