CUTLINE: Maria Rosario, center, of New Bedford, Mass. becomes emotional during Barack Obama’s presidential acceptance speech watching via television Wednesday, Nov. 4 in Manchester. Obama ousted Republican rival John McCain to become the 44th president of the United States. “It’s a historic moment,” Rosario said. “It’s the epitome of what humanity is all about. I’m honored to be in this moment.”
TECH SPECS: f/1.4, 1/50, ISO 800, 24mm
THOUGHTS: I was watching the scene waiting for some emotion from the crowd. After a few yells and screams from other onlookers, I saw this woman. I’ll admit, another photograher was on her first, but he was flashing her face not taking advantage of ambient light, possibly because of the fact he did not want to use a higher ISO. Alas, I moved in and focused on trying not to include too much clutter behind her head while trying to include as many faces as possible. The end result I had several to choose from but this one stood out due to its framing and emotion. I think it’s a simple frame with a subtle moment on how most of America is feeling about a new president. Partisan rhetoric aside, you cannot deny change is coming. I hope it’s in the right direction and that the Obama hype is what it is cracked up to be.