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Flying Tiger
Flying Tiger
CorySmith


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Challenge: Lighting IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye for Canon
Location: The sky of Afghanistan
Date: Apr 14, 2009
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Photojournalism, Military
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2009

This is USMC Sgt. Widman. He is a CH-53E crew chief with HMH-361 Flying Tigers out of Miramar California. These crew chiefs are responsible for ensuring all personnel and cargo that is taken in these aircraft are secured tightly to the floor, doing weapons checks, providing rear/side visibility to the pilots, and much more. They are very good at what they do and I have a new found respect for this job, it is a lot of work and they do it fast and efficiently. Taken on my trip with the squadron to provide supplies to the Marines stationed at some of the FOBs in southern Afghanistan.

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Post Challenge:
Thanks everyone for the comments and support. Going to be a lot of this kind of stuff coming from me over the next 12 months


As seen in my book "Actuality"

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 196
Avg (all users): 6.6811
Avg (commenters): 8.0588
Avg (participants): 6.3269
Avg (non-participants): 6.8195
Views since voting: 4495
Views during voting: 412
Votes: 185
Comments: 44
Favorites: 16 (view)


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01/29/2010 04:20:59 PM
Great capture, that fisheye is treating you well. Thanks for sharing and a sincere thank you to you and the rest of the troops.
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12/29/2009 05:31:59 AM
Fantastic shot - everything works on this one.
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09/13/2009 11:32:53 AM
cory. killer shot. congrads
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07/22/2009 08:10:11 AM
This shot gives me vertigo just looking at it, great work
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06/03/2009 01:22:08 PM
Wow.. my son flies the Super Stallion (super shitter). I may have to order him a print of this and give to him once he returns from deployment.
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05/08/2009 11:52:08 AM
You have over 2000 views since voting. Very nice! :-)
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04/28/2009 11:53:11 AM
Totally amazing view and a wonderful image, congrats on the high finish!
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04/27/2009 11:20:09 AM
SWEET FINISH!! I knew this would do well...can't wait to see what you do for FS!!

Congrats!
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04/27/2009 02:41:54 AM
Awesome! I concur with many others... Thanks and stay safe and more pix please!
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04/25/2009 11:32:26 PM
I look forward to your images. Stay safe.
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04/24/2009 09:58:38 PM
Wonderful storytelling, and I love the location: "the sky of Afghanistan!"
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04/23/2009 11:04:09 PM
spectacular!
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04/23/2009 07:00:17 PM
Grats on the high finish, but I think it would have done better in an open challenge. The light is about the fifth best thing in this shot. The subject matter is very interesting and the framing, focus and use of the rule of thirds is perfect. Dense, compelling and very well done.
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04/23/2009 03:42:21 PM
Cory! Wow! I am so looking forward to the upcoming months then! This is such a great photo. Photojournalism at its best. This is a perspective on the pressures and "real life" parts of our troops' jobs that we don't often get to see. I can't even begin to tell you and everyone else serving in our military how much I appreciate the work you do!!

Congratulations on an honorable mention. This is such a great addition to your portfolio. Can't wait to see more!
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04/22/2009 03:24:06 PM
It does appear that way! As Joe McNally says "If you want to take more interesting pictures, get your camera in more interesting places!" Take good care of yourself over there. We are all thinking about you guys/gals and thankful for what you do for us. I like that you can use your camera to make beautiful images there - probably makes being away more bearable.

Message edited by author 2009-04-22 15:24:48.
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04/22/2009 02:04:14 PM
I think you were robbed here, this deserved to ribbon imo.. my highest scored with a 9. Look forward to seeing more.
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04/22/2009 10:15:59 AM
I like this one Cory. Great composition sharpness and meaningful storyline.
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04/22/2009 09:08:56 AM
this is pretty wicked...well done.
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04/22/2009 08:55:38 AM
Wow - excellent photo Cory!
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04/22/2009 07:45:54 AM
Excellent photograph! Everything seems to be perfect ...
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04/22/2009 05:35:37 AM
this should have taken the blue for shure.
its my favorit
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04/22/2009 03:26:59 AM
Quite the perspective!
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04/22/2009 03:17:49 AM
Dude, great shot! Good work
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04/22/2009 02:18:22 AM
Beautiful. Beautifully done.
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04/22/2009 12:21:43 AM
Woo hoo! Very nice score and finish - congrats!!! (And check out your commenter average.)
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04/22/2009 12:20:10 AM
Very cool fisheye shot! Congrats on a great entry
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2009 11:49:34 PM
magnificent capture. and scary.
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04/21/2009 02:52:53 PM
This is by far the coolest photo. Aside from the fact that no one else can possibly get this shot, it is very well done! props to you my friend.
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04/20/2009 10:45:15 AM
awesome !!
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04/20/2009 09:05:08 AM
cool shot!
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04/19/2009 09:22:18 PM
Holy cow! awesome shot in Wide Angle, this is timeless journalism.
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04/19/2009 09:22:07 PM
A practical demonstration of back lighting and how to control it. Every detail is well exposed and highlights are absent demonstrating the author knows well how to properly use ambient light to the maximum effect. Well done.
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04/18/2009 01:23:15 AM
Great natural light and great use of fisheye. The best so far. Good luck !!
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04/17/2009 05:36:41 PM
stunning image
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04/17/2009 04:10:32 PM
Incredible shot...
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04/17/2009 12:12:06 PM
Damn! Light em up!!!!! 6
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04/17/2009 10:43:52 AM
Truly awesome shot!
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04/16/2009 01:49:47 PM
Wow! What a perspective! The lighting is very nice as well.
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04/16/2009 12:59:17 PM
Wow. I think that is very well into the "Here's something you don't see every day" category.
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04/15/2009 01:41:48 PM
Incredible perspective.
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04/15/2009 10:41:50 AM
Totally awesome!
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04/15/2009 09:24:35 AM
Hi, Nice composition. Good lighting too. Good job.
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04/15/2009 04:58:01 AM
WOW...I'm amazed
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04/15/2009 01:11:01 AM
wow. that looks intensely real. exciting perspective position for the camera. Nicely composed as a shot. My first thought isn't lighting, but the lighting in the shot is good :)
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