Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Secret Service Agents / Air Force One



As a follow-up to yesterday's post of photos I took of President Reagan in 1983, here is the picture of four of the Secret Service Agents that I mentioned yesterday.

This is one of those photos that I KNEW I had gotten a good one as soon as I pressed the shutter button. These guys were amazing to watch. If you ever want to watch some diligent folks, just watch the Secret Service in action. They are all business, believe you me.

They probably love cool and cold weather because it's more comfortable for the guys in the longer coats. They had machine guns.

The lower photo is a crop from Air Force One coming over town to land at the airport. The original slide has some power lines in the upper portion and I cropped enough to take them out.

This was a modified Boeing 707 that was in service until the 747 came into service as Air Force One while Bill Clinton was President.

(Aside: I got to see one of the Presidential 747's up close at a job interview in 1996 near Dallas. This company was responsible for keeping the latest and greatest electronics on these planes, there are two of them, and one happened to be at this company for upgrades the day I had my job interview there. I just got to go around the outside of the plane, not the inside. It's not actually referred to as Air Force One or Two unless the President or Vice President are on the plane.)

10 comments:

Daniel J Santos said...

nice images...
For me it´s great to visit this blog, and see a good photo work.

Moi said...

neat!!! and i enjoyed reading the "aside" :)

photowannabe said...

Love your picture of the pow wow. Nice historic shots John. I enjoyed reading all about it.

imac said...

Enjoyed the read and a great photo.
Would'nt want to mess with them tho.lol.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Wow, cool series!

Ben said...

Great shot. I can see you had that feel immediately after you took the photo.
As with previous post, it all looks like a scene from a movie. Great quality shot!

KMF said...

nice shot

Gudl said...

Very cool!

CG said...

Great pictures. Scary guys!

Jess said...

hello John,

I would like to use a couple of your pictures in my how-to guide. Please contact me re: obtaining permission. thanks,

J