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October 19, 2011
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Sep 30, 2011, 11:51:17 AM
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110930-A-VB845-077

A plume of smoke rises in the Ganjitsu Valley, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Sep. 30, 2011.
Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment had found a cache of homemade explosives
inside a compound on the mountain and had destroyed the cache. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kristina
Truluck/Released)


Just to give you a hint of how massive this explosion was...the village in the foreground was hundreds
of meters in front of the location of the cache. We felt the concussion even where we were at!


My military imagery is available for public domain. As the photographer, I don't have control over
how you may use it, but I ask that it be done with respect to the individuals represented here.
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ViViVooVoo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dayum, that must've been quite exciting just to capture that, from that kind of distance.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012   Photographer
It was. Even from that far away, we felt it.
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Monsies Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice shot!
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Photographer
Thanks! Definitely one of my favorite explosion shots, it was massive!
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W-a-r-l-o-c-k Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Fantastic capture!
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Photographer
Thank you. =D
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helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Oh how I love(d) explosions.....>:)
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Photographer
Same here! I'd love to go EOD, but I'm not a fan of the bomb suit.
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helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Naw, I like creating them.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Photographer
I'd love to be able to create them!

The closest I can get to that back at home is just shooting paint or soda cans and busted electronics with my buddy's Mosin Nagant and our handguns.
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helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Ex wife would never allow guns. I never understood it. Swords and knives she'd allow, but no guns.

Blowing shit up is super fun. It's just one of those male hardon moments.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   Photographer
Whaaat? That's madness!

Haha, agreed. It's also fun shooting random things. I had a few buddies out with me shooting up my old xbox that went to hell after a lovely Maryland 'storm'. We also shook up diet Cheerwine to see who could get the biggest geyser. xD
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helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Madness? This is....I'll stop there, that line has been WAAAAY overdone. Kick ass movie though. Yea I've got two large swords, and countless knives. It's easier for the kids to hurt themselves with those than a gun, especially since ammo would be locked up away from where the gun would be locked up. We're separated now and I've been thinking about getting one.

The last thing I shot was a 2.75" Rocket from the side of a KW. But yea, shooting is fun. I should go get the damn gun, might be able to keep the stinkin racoons out of the damned trash can and clear up the 1,000 stray cat problem. One shot one kill right? Up the ante to a .50cal and it'll be that much more effective, if not totally awesome! :D
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011   Photographer
Oh god, I'd have to kick you in the sternum if you finished that. I'm currently attached to a battalion that's nicknamed the Spartans. I hear ya, though most of my blades are the 6-9 inchers that I can take out of the wire. And a girl can't have enough of them here with all of the crap that goes on. Yeah, I keep all of my stuff where the little man can't reach them and plan on getting a large safe to stow everything as well as teaching the little man about weapon safety from a young age before he even so much as thinks of touching one.

Nice! I think the 249 is way more fun. It can be shot just like a rifle and is more portable than the .50cal. But don't shoot the cats! I'll take them in! DX
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