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A U.S. Army Soldier from 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment provides security at Shele Kalay, Kandahar
Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 17, 2012. The purpose of the mission was for U.S. Soldiers and their Afghan
National Army counterparts to interact with the local population and to detain any insurgents found in the area.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kristina Truluck/Released)



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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:icontotezitrone:
toteZitrone Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You found an awesome angle. The sharpness gradient is very well done.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Photographer
Thanks!
I didn't have much of a choice in that matter, I was helping some of the guys pull security.
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:iconwindinthehair:
windinthehair Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
nice perspective
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:iconk-d-art:
k-d-art Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice:salute:
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:icondreerose:
dreerose Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love perspective like this - the detail at the front with his legs & drawing the eye into the whole shot, blurry background. Love it
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   Photographer
:dance:
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:iconcamdenhackworth:
CamdenHackworth Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Excellent shot
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:iconwildyoungn:
WildYoungn Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stopped me cold. Fantastic composition.
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:iconaliquidlucis:
AliquidLucis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Great shot and view! :)
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:iconernest-art:
ernest-art Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i can feel the story here...
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:iconmazo0z:
mazo0z Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful subtile view and focus! i love it!
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:icontornadoids-simon:
TornadoIDS-Simon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All the women and the men that work in any Armed Forces and expecially work so far away from their homes to help and care the helpless people have got all my respect from the depths of my heart.

A beautiful shot that witness noble deeds and action. :)

God bless you all.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   Photographer
Thank you! It's an honor to be able to serve. :hug:
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:iconmeishkabokeh:
MeishkaBokeh Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I enjoy the perspective here.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012   Photographer
Thanks!
Surprise shots like this are why I love getting that low viewpoint. xD
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:iconclerdy:
Clerdy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Another great shot, i love these army themed shots ( in a safe and controlled way of course)

Good work :D

x
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Photographer
Thanks!
We were lucky that this was a relatively safe area. Only bad thing was the birds landing off-mark. xD
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KarinaMacGill Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't know about photography but I like the perspective of this picture, the point of view. Makes me feel like I'm there too, with the other soldiers, in danger, crouching or being down on the floor to have more cover.
And the colors that they have low saturation, that emphases the mood for me more.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   Photographer
Thanks!
Gotta love that moondust - it sucks the color out of everything. Dx
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:icontemperate-sage:
TEMPERATE-SAGE Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great composition!
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:iconlokolobo88:
Lokolobo88 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I honestly don't know what to think when I see this photo.
Damn he's carrying a lot of huge ammo....
Depth of field is a little confusing along with the cropping or composition of the subject.
Yes it's an interesting photo, but I feel a little lost when I look at it.
Art is emotion, so I guess if a feeling of lost was what you were going for, then well done.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Photographer
It wasn't a planned shot at all, so thanks for the feedback!
Truthfully, I was clicking away as the Command Sgt. Major was checking on his guys while we were all pulling security. >.>
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:iconmrabanal:
mrabanal Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Cool image.
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:iconafletcherkinnear:
aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Okay one gear question I have. What's with the 40mm grenade belt? I see a lot of them. How are those secure? They look like the grenades are about to fall out the bottom.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   Photographer
I don't know anything about the 40mm belts since I didn't have a 203 on my rifle, but the belts seem pretty secure. The boys have done all kinds of craziness without the grenades popping out. I'm guessing there's some form of rubber on the inside of the loops gripping the butts of them.
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aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Okay. Thanks! Awesome shot.
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:iconw-e-e-b-z:
W-E-E-B-Z Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Can't really say it any better than the guy above me; the perspective makes this photo, as well as the rule of two thirds (I at least see it here). Yet another download for my personal military photo collection.
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great perspective! :)
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Jan 17, 2012, 10:30:12 AM
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