Shot from Behind

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Uploaded 28 Mar 2008 — 16 favorites
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© Jake Lester
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We are individuals. It does not matter if one is a soldier who has tens of thousands of brothers-in-arms around him or her; ultimately, each of us walks alone into a fog of uncertainty.

This is a shot that I took in Baghdad, Iraq. This soldier was on the way to the mail trailer on the base we both lived on, in the hope that he had received some letter from home. This time he was lucky on two counts: he did have mail waiting for him, and the guy who shot him from behind was a friend who was only using a camera.

I edited the image to enhance the dramatic qualities of the shot, but the hue of the fog/dust is real.

4 responses

  • Don Harney

    Don Harney (Deleted) gave props (28 Mar 2008):

    I really like the eerie atmospheric quality of this picture.

  • Ricardo Bohorquez

    Ricardo Bohorquez said (8 Apr 2008):

    Great! Colours (in fact, the duotone), and the miz of textures from tthe foreground, the fog, and those concrete walls

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (21 Apr 2008):

    Excellent. In all respects. Great foto...

  • Shawn St. Jean

    Shawn St. Jean gave props (31 Jul 2008):

    Great shot

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