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Securing Freedom
Securing Freedom
liv4him330


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Self Portrait IV (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Casio Exilim EX-Z3
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Date: May 13, 2006
Aperture: 4.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Military, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: May 15, 2006

Taken while on a mission in Iraq in a Humvee.

Statistics
Place: 103 out of 236
Avg (all users): 5.9476
Avg (commenters): 6.9500
Avg (participants): 5.6519
Avg (non-participants): 6.2119
Views since voting: 1149
Views during voting: 477
Votes: 286
Comments: 26
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/31/2006 01:42:22 AM
"Critique Club"

"Securing Freedom" is a wonderful addition into the Self Portrait challenge. I am a little surprised you didn't place higher, I really thought it would during voting.

Overall I personally love the piece. I think you did an excellent job of placing your subject based on the rule of thirds and allowing the light to shine through.

The time of day must have been optimal for this shot, and placing the sun directly behind your head was a great idea. The only thing I can think of is maybe the voters didn't like how dark the image got towards the bottom of the photo but that was one of the things I liked.

I wish I had more to say but I personally think you did an exceptional job!
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05/26/2006 12:47:54 AM
Love the .50 cal

Stay safe, see you in passing maybe.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2006 11:20:52 AM
Is this security for inside a country or tools for attacking other countries.
At present USA, and UK have attacked many countries including Iraq, Afganistan, Somali,
05/24/2006 04:31:37 PM
What I like most about this image is how there is a documentary feel incorporated into the portrait to communicate the subject's personality. I think the image's simplicity works very well overall and the backlight is quite compelling. Great shot!
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05/23/2006 12:04:17 AM
be safe, man. hope you come home soon. 9
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05/22/2006 03:11:01 AM
Interesting photo. Love the message!
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05/21/2006 11:59:43 PM
Not even the media could have captured the intensity of this photograph. This soldier is alert and ready to help defend those that need his help. I pray this person can stay out of harms way.
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05/21/2006 11:27:53 PM
First let me say THANKS!!! Nice shot too, good perspective.
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05/21/2006 08:51:45 PM
Thank you. Interesting perspective and photo.
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05/21/2006 07:03:52 PM
Cool idea, but too much backlighting.
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05/20/2006 11:57:09 PM
Thank you for your service.
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05/20/2006 10:08:33 PM
Thank you!
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05/20/2006 07:36:35 PM
This is great! 10
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05/20/2006 03:03:17 AM
More light would have worked wonders here, nice angle tough
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05/20/2006 12:55:50 AM
INNNNNcredible! I love this so much! 10
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05/19/2006 10:44:10 PM
excellent...great title
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05/19/2006 07:35:16 PM
OOH RAH! 10.
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05/19/2006 07:18:23 PM
Great view and contrast.
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05/19/2006 01:24:40 PM
Excellent picture...and thank you.
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05/19/2006 10:46:34 AM
a bit underexposed for my taste, would like to see more details ... great photo though ...
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05/19/2006 10:42:10 AM
Thanks for your work at home and abroad. Nice pix, I like the sun behind your head, nice movement, color ok, great comp.
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05/19/2006 10:11:48 AM
Nice shot. I like the angle.
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05/19/2006 09:45:47 AM
Nice.
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05/19/2006 03:30:18 AM
And God bless you for it!
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05/19/2006 02:12:05 AM
of oil? J/K... I like the backlighting and composition. Good exposure for this perspective and lighting situation.
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05/19/2006 01:07:56 AM
Very nice shot!
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