The official Obmas portrait - hm...

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The official Obmas portrait - hm...
Oct 23, 2009

The White house released the official Obamas portrait:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Family-Portait/
taken by Annie Leibovitz.

Full size available on Flickr (!):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/4035513827/sizes/o/
Here is a medium size version:

She used the Canon 1DsIII and the 24-70.

OK, who I am to criticize Annie Leibovitz - but this is a free country, and I am on the web, anonymous (well, not to dpreview), so here I go. I myself would not be happy with a portrait like this. Obama's face is OOF, the shadows are too dark. The background is not great either.

Just curious what others here think. If you did not know that this was a work by a famous photographer, what would you think?

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