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© Ashley Parsons
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UploadedMay 19, 2008
TakenMay 18, 2008
Exposure1/400 sec at f/7.1
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Focal Length300 mm
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This was at the rally held in Portland, Oregon. I believe this photograph represents the future democracy our country is really needing. I am in full support of Obama's campaign, and his speech there was absolutely amazing. His energy was phenomenal, and his passion for changing the United States government was really an eye opener. I chose this photograph to be represented in the democracy theme because CHANGE is really what our country needs right now. I may be young, but I can see when trouble is arousing. I feel if Obama became president then the hypocrisy that currently exists in the United States government would be completely eliminated. And since I will be 18 in september, Obama will be the first president I will ever vote for, and I am most certainly proud of it.

(note, the sign says "CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN")

In the Barack Obama. photo essay.

44 responses

  • Sarah Chronister

    Sarah Chronister said (18 May 2008):

    Obama '08 :)

  • Frederic Frognier

    Frederic Frognier (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2008):

    Excellent portrait

  • Jay El

    Jay El said (19 May 2008):

    Yep, looks like the young ones will take the bull by the horns, will have a big say in the coming election (yeah!). After all, you're paying the huge bill we've managed to squander...
    But, be ready to 'demand' what you guys vote for, don't just trust us to carry out what 'we' tell ya we'll do... Campaign promises are a dime a dozen, from all sides... Carry on, Ashley!!

  • Tom Hall

    Tom Hall said (19 May 2008):

    It's alllll good!!!. You can achieve anything as long as you believe in your self, even that means sometimes not walking the walk most others do in our society. Believe that you will achieve what you want to achieve because you deserve it and you have the will and creativity. And make sure you master your camera and glass :). Get of the beaten track and develop your own style. I like your images, I think you will be alright.

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (21 May 2008):

    Great shot of Mr. O! Great composition also!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (22 May 2008):

    He is the Change we need! His handling of the campaign by continuing to just tell us the truth is exactly what I want in my president! Thank you for this close up of a man I admire.

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (22 May 2008):

    A wonderful portrait of our next president, and I envy you your attendance at this event.

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (25 May 2008):

    excellent capture and I like the dof of the sign and how it makes me feel!!!

  • Amelia (amy) Quicke

    Amelia (amy) Quicke gave props (25 May 2008):

    Totally amazing shot, conrats, everything about it is fantastic

  • Kandi Champagne Cook

    Kandi Champagne Cook said (25 May 2008):

    this photo makes me want to cheer.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (25 May 2008):

    Great shot Ashley!!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (27 May 2008):

    Right place right time and fantasctic snap!

  • Ævar B. Jak.

    Ævar B. Jak. gave props (28 May 2008):

    Excellent capture, great perspective!

  • Eva Hoffman

    Eva Hoffman gave props (3 Jun 2008):

    Nice shot. I love the subject matter. ;)

  • Kyle Wilkins

    Kyle Wilkins gave props (3 Jun 2008):

    i like how the poster is in the pic too. good stuff.

  • Adel Kafoory

    Adel Kafoory said (4 Jun 2008):

    Wish USA a new age of real democracy!!!!!

  • Iso

    Iso gave props (4 Jun 2008):

    Let's go Oba ! ;)

  • Ognjen Karabegović

    Ognjen Karabegović gave props (5 Jun 2008):

    It is exelent shot. Obama is a face for a new time.

  • Maura Kirkwood

    Maura Kirkwood gave props (5 Jun 2008):

    Beautiful, thanks..

  • Shailene Shlotzhauer

    Shailene Shlotzhauer said (6 Jun 2008):

    I found it quite ironic you submitted a photo of Obama to a theme because it has the little Vote Now banner across it and he very well may be our next president. Oh irony.

  • Joe Lowe

    Joe Lowe said (10 Jun 2008):

    quality photojournalism shot

  • eva monbert

    eva monbert gave props (10 Jun 2008):

    yes, big hope for restoration, great portrait

  • nicolas celaya

    nicolas celaya said (10 Jun 2008):

    Me gusto esta foto!

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (13 Jun 2008):

    Go 4 b.O. in 2008....A fantastic foto of perhaps a great president in the making in a world in need of change.

  • vanessa rodriguez

    vanessa rodriguez said (15 Jun 2008):

    I'm inspired that at such a young age you can see the value and importance in the future of our country. It's refreshing and admirable! I love this shot... Great vision..

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (21 Jun 2008):

    Oh yeah! It rocks!

  • Ernesto Carta

    Ernesto Carta gave props (24 Jun 2008):

    awesome concept and photo.

  • Amy Rollo

    Amy Rollo gave props (27 Jun 2008):

    Great capture!!

  • Jeff Clark

    Jeff Clark gave props (28 Jun 2008):

    Nice DOF and natural light.

  • Ana Aguilar

    Ana Aguilar gave props (2 Jul 2008):

    Amazing shot!! :D ...love your thoughts on Obama's campaign, I have to say that even though I don't live in the States, I would still vote for him! Great shot Ashley!! ;D

  • Trish Meyer

    Trish Meyer (Deleted) said (2 Jul 2008):

    Not only in U.S.A. but people all over the world have followed his campaign with interest and hope for the future. Let us all hope that he is able to realise his plans for a better America. Great story, written from the heart. Well done.

  • Brian Brooks

    Brian Brooks gave props (3 Jul 2008):

    Wish I could hear him speak live. History in the making.

  • Jennifer Cochran

    Jennifer Cochran gave props (6 Jul 2008):

    Glad to hear you are planning to vote! The only way we can change this country is for everyone to get out and let their voice be heard!

  • Aref Nammari

    Aref Nammari said (8 Jul 2008):

    Great shot. Quite strong.

  • donald crow

    donald crow said (8 Jul 2008):

    This is one of the best pictures of him I've seen yet,great job.

  • LaShawna Jones

    LaShawna Jones gave props (8 Jul 2008):

    I vote we bring back Clinton, LOL....but it's a great shot! A+

  • Kristine Bailey

    Kristine Bailey gave props (8 Jul 2008):

    Super Shot!!!

  • John Rivard

    John Rivard said (8 Jul 2008):

    i like the way his head/arm parallel the top of the sign. great exposure.

  • cinneman

    cinneman (Deleted) said (10 Jul 2008):

    I like the blurred "change" in the foreground..well done!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk said (11 Jul 2008):

    Coming from Oz, we are hoping Obama will be your next President. You have captured a sincere photo from a sincere man. Well done!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (11 Jul 2008):

    Aussies want Obama :)

  • Tiffany Woods

    Tiffany Woods said (11 Jul 2008):

    The blurred sign makes it not a typical Obama shot straighton with the mic. Nice creativity.

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (18 Jul 2008):

    P.S.-Gets my vote!

  • Shawn St. Jean

    Shawn St. Jean gave props (31 Jul 2008):

    Great shot, nice DOF

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