Friday, May 08, 2009

The Friendly Skies

It is a nice picture, isn't it? Sure, they scared the hell out of a few thousand people in lower Manhattan to get it, but really it's a gorgeous result. Nicely balanced, beautiful composition. Really a fine piece of work.

And was it all worth it? Well, probably not for Louis Caldera:

A top White House aide resigned Friday for his role in Air Force One's $328,835 photo-op flyover above New York City that sparked panic and flashbacks to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Here's a thought. Next time, maybe the White House ought to take a look at the Internets. You can get a pretty good result with Photoshop and you can get it for less than $700.

I know a few people who are pretty good at Photoshop, too, and they'd be happy to teach Team Obama how to use it, for only a nominal fee, I'm thinking. In fact, you could hire maybe 4 or 5 of them on full-time for the money that was spent on this little photo opportunity.
C'mon, Mr. President. Pick up the phone. Give Mr. D a call. I'll be happy to give you a referral.

1 comment:

kingdavid said...

WHAT THE.....$300,000+ to get some pictures of AF1. Did they check with Walmart to see how much they'd charge. I never read anything about it, just saw some headlines.

That's assinine. They could have given that money to some needy family that needed it---like us. We could buy some nicer kayaks with that.