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Dec 18, 2011, 2:06:04 PM
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111218-A-VB845-223

A U.S. Army Soldier sweeps the ground to locate possible Improvised Explosive Devices as a UH-60
Blackhawk lands outside of the Usmankhel Village, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Dec. 18, 2011.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kristina Truluck/Released)


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This piece is meaningful and simple in terms of the entire population understanding it. First off, I will say that this has a major impact on Americans who have family and friends fighting in a war. It triggers emotion and you captures that brilliantly! The addition of the helicopter in the back makes for a stunning quality display and can trigger even more memories with the viewers. I love the colors that were captured as well. It makes the war seem colorless and meaningless. It seems to have a mixture of personal and objective criteria. And a picture like this would totally be published in the Times or National Geographic magazine. Your quote underneath it brought the whole piece together. Very well done ^^
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This piece is amazing, in simple words. It conveys the sheer amount of constant danger and stress loaded on these men and women..Just to get to a friendly force but having to sweep for other things trying to kill you is..for lack of better words, impressive that they have to go through so much.
To speak to the image itself, this is beautifully composed, with the soldier being the initial focus, but then the helicopter in the back adds to it, with the blades still blurring from motion, further to the cloud of dust beyond, implying that touchdown was very recent or takeoff imminent..Just everything about this shot makes it interesting to look at and says a lot about all that these men and women have to go through!

(My first critique attempted so hope you like it!)
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CaseyCrenshaw-1 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
great shot
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013   Photographer
Thank you!
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MikeZadopec Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
A sweeper's job is never done; MikeZ.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013   Photographer
So true.  I couldn't imagine lugging one of those around all day, much less three when we had our air insertions. 
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:iconsev808:
Sev808 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I could've sworn one was never supposed to take a direct route to the chopper.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013   Photographer
I haven't heard that one. 
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:iconsev808:
Sev808 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
An SF guy told me .
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Composition, clarity and imagery are perfect. One of my favorite photos on this site. :clap:
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013   Photographer
Thank you so much! :dance:
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very well done.
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:iconamethystphotographer:
AmethystPhotographer Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Hope you don't mind, but I've featured this in my latest journal. :highfive:
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:iconsev808:
Sev808 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconraypettit74:
raypettit74 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Working with EOD guys last deployment, this has special meaning. Great pic.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Photographer
They're some awesome (and sometimes special) guys. =D
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:iconraypettit74:
raypettit74 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Exactly :)
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:icondantesangreal:
DanteSangreal Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very well composed shot... I can feel the moment from the image...
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:iconluis-costa:
luis-costa Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice capture
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:iconseaj0725:
seaj0725 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a nery nice shot!
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:iconklikklakcz:
klikklakcz Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Make love not war
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:iconcjgraphicks:
CJGraphicks Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Artist
You give that a whirl and if it doesn't work I'll cover you.
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:iconforeversmiling77:
ForeverSmiling77 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
always loved these type of photos!
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:iconconceptualcns:
conceptualCNS Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i looooove these kinds of photos :D im giving you a high five right now
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:iconvoroshilov93:
Voroshilov93 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconxylobryte:
Xylobryte Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot. Very interesting. :)
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:iconmaxbondarewda:
MaxBondarewDA Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Have to think about the Camp Armadillo movie when seeing this photo.
Nice capture!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012   Photographer
Never heard of that movie, what is it about?
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:iconmaxbondarewda:
MaxBondarewDA Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Its a documentation about Danish soldiers making their first experiences in the Afghanwar.
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:icontehchan:
TehChan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student General Artist
amazing ! :D
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Excalibur908 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Wow, this is impressive. I am speechless on the effect it has to look at it. Great shot!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012   Photographer
Thank you. =D
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:iconamethystphotographer:
AmethystPhotographer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
:wow:
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:icontysik:
Tysik Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Very sad pic in some way
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:iconbettams:
bettams Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hi this conveys a really strong message beatiful photo from paula
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Greyhawkstudios Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
As a Vet I just have to say Thanks
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:iconjanmurphyphoto:
JanMurphyPhoto Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Such a powerful image indeed. Enough said, you can feel the atmosphere here.
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:iconmrdouglas:
mrdouglas Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
H O O A H !
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012   Photographer
:salute:
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:icongeorden:
Georden Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot! Love the DOF on this ine. I presume the area was cleared before the chopper came in? ;-)
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:iconmaxbondarewda:
MaxBondarewDA Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Your photos are just amazing! I love just everything your doing!
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:iconsparkvillage:
SparkVillage Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
Excellent DOF! I just enjoy your photography so so much! I love the emotion in the pictures as well
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Photographer
Thanks! :dance:
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional
very nice work but Oh my

Be well
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Rudis1261 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I must say I have really been enjoying your images. Telling the story of the people laying their lives on the line for their country. All the best and keep up the great work!

Great composition as always
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thougrey Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a great shot K..:) And the Blackhawk, makes for a nice backdrop..
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Photographer
Thanks! It makes for a nice ride, too. xD
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