Pictures from a Great Day
It’s been quite a week. Tuesday was certainly a very big day for the United States of America.
Boston.com collected some amazing photos from the inaugural as part of it’s Big Picture series. Here’s some of my favorites from that collection…
Spectators in Times Square watch President Barack Obama take the oath of office during his inauguration Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Residents of Kibera, one of the poorest quarters in Nairobi gather to watch the inauguration ceremony of US President Barack Obama in Nairobi on January 20, 2009. (YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
People watch a big television screen broadcasting Barack Obama being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 during a ceremony at the Paris town hall in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
Vertie Hodge, 74, weeps during an Inauguration Day party near Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Houston on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 after President Barack Obama delivered his speech after taking the oath of office, becoming the first black president in the United States. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Mayra Beltran)
One of the coolest photographs of the inauguration was captured by David Bergman using “Gigapan” technology, which involves the usage of a robotic camera mount that captures a very large picture with multiple images, pieces it all together with specialized software, and then shares it online using technology similar to GoogleMaps.
When you zoom into the image, you can seen an amazing amount of detail, of the various participants at this event. Here’s a close-up of the new president:
Here’s a close-up of some of the other photographers:
I have no doubt there will be plenty of other exceptional photographs from this big day. By all means, feel free to share in the comments.
Congratulations, America! Now, it’s time to fix the big problems…