Evolution of a Press Release photo…for Midnight Blue to Black…

ImageWell, I decided to do a press release for my NID presentation “Midnight Blue to Black:  the Vanishing Act of the JFK Presidential Limousine In Broad Daylight.  No, I haven’t written a press release before.  But I went to a website that has hints and developed one without too much trouble.  And then I chatted with someone from the site, prior to submitting the press release.  It turns out I needed a good photo at the very least.  So, I enlisted the aid of my barn-buddy and great photographer Linda Oliver.  We stalked sites at the Ridgedale Library last Sunday, while she looked for a good background and the best possible light.  She managed to take a number of shots, some of them really worthwhile.  When I went into the shoot, I didn’t know what I wanted.  When I looked at the photos, I did.  I did not want to look giddy, silly, or playful.  I wanted to look…credible.  Since this goes against my native personality, which tends toward the Pythonesque, this is not an easy thing to do.  Just the same, my presentation must be credible, and it must be delivered in a credible manner.  So, yes, the concept was there.  We had already agreed to use a photo of the beautiful Midnight Blue JFK limo on 11.22.63 and inset a photo of the black rebuilt limo from the Henry Ford.  So after I looked at a slew of photos with a lot of possibility, I settled on this one.  Does it say, “you can trust me?  I have this figured out and can explain it to you?”  I hope so.  So here it is, ready to go, with the press release, probably tomorrow…Linda suggested I might need a bodyguard in Dallas because I am so controversial…I happen to think I may need a bodyguard in Dallas because of this wonderful photo…what do you think? 🙂


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