Tuesday, May 26, 2009

President Obama at Tomb of The Unknown Soldier Memorial Day

We had the opportunity to photograph the President at Arlington National Cemetery yesterday.

Here are a few images from the day.

This was the president's chance to salute the U.S. military and also avoid the controversy about having a wreath also delivered to the confederate memorial in the cemetery.

Our position was on scaffolding next to the staircase leading up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier which gave us a chance to have the Amphitheater and the guests as a backdrop.

Normally this isn't a perspective you can obtain when photographing at the tomb but our White House Press Pool pass gave us access next to the CNN and CBS cameras.

I have some other ideas for interesting locations at future Arlington services.