First Snow

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© Jeremiah Ridgeway
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UploadedSeptember 14, 2007
TakenDecember 2, 2006
Exposure1/200 sec at f/11
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Focal Length43 mm
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“From the Front”, JPG Magazine, Issue 13.

National Geographic Magazine
March of 2008 "Your Shot"

"Your Shot" Special Edition Book.

An Afghan soldier pulls security for a US lead patrol to Kamdesh, a village in the Nuristan province of Afghanistan. Winter 2006, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom VII. US and Afghan Army soldiers work side by side to rebuild the war torn country.

In the From the front photo essay.

33 responses

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    1 2 (Deleted) gave props (13 Sep 2007):

    such a great shot. I love the eyes

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (13 Sep 2007):

    Not often I see a photo with both topical and aesthetic interest. You consistenly combine the two.

  • Richard McGibbon

    Richard McGibbon said (15 Sep 2007):

    A powerful photo indeed.

  • Richard Gough

    Richard Gough   gave props (16 Sep 2007):

    The look of cold, and maybe despair, in the eyes says it all, great shot!

  • Carlos Ugarte

    Carlos Ugarte gave props (16 Sep 2007):

    It's the eyes. Great capture

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (16 Sep 2007):


  • nicolas celaya

    nicolas celaya said (19 Sep 2007):

    Great shot!
    Nice composition.
    Impresionante loco!

  • John Adams

    John Adams gave props (21 Sep 2007):

    Great stuff!!!

  • Travis McHugh

    Travis McHugh gave props (22 Sep 2007):

    This is an absolutely amazing shot!

  • Alex Gregor

    Alex Gregor gave props (23 Sep 2007):

    thats the kind of photo I dream about taking.

  • Ross den Otter

    Ross den Otter said (29 Sep 2007):

    This photo inspired me to look more at the body of your work posted. It is all excellent, thought provoking and moving, but the word favorite seems innapropriate. Thanks for making me think a bit more today.

  • Reese M.

    Reese M. gave props (18 Jan 2008):

    You take amazing photos, and this shot proves it! the soldier's eyes are haunting and the snow brings out the adversity that soldiers must endure on the front. Awesome photo!

  • Michael Fuchs

    Michael Fuchs gave props (16 Feb 2008):

    I just saw this in my National Geographic that came today. I’m glad that worked out for you. This image is my favorite from your portfolio. Great work. Congratulations.

  • Andres Garcia Lachner

    Andres Garcia Lachner said (1 Mar 2008):

    Congrats on the Nat Geo publication...
    ... his eyes, his body language, the cold snow, the texture on the wall, the deepness of shadows....... it all comes together towards the evidence not only of a situation but of a state of mind.... awesome image.

  • Blaine LeBlanc

    Blaine LeBlanc said (5 Mar 2008):

    saw the photo in National Geographic today. congrats

  • Stephen Dowling

    Stephen Dowling gave props (1 Apr 2008):

    A superb shot. I'd love to buy a print of this.

  • emre yıl

    emre yıl said (21 May 2008):

    güzel sözler
    sevgi sözleri

  • Massimo Fiorentino

    Massimo Fiorentino gave props (25 May 2008):

    Brilliant shot

  • Simon Christen

    Simon Christen said (10 Jun 2008):

    Congratulations on the publication in both magazines (NG and JPG). It is a terrific shot from a really great series.

  • murat caner ozdemir

    murat caner ozdemir said (6 Oct 2008):

    çet cet

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  • herman vandecauter

    herman vandecauter (Deleted) gave props (22 Dec 2008):

    Nice photography! congratz.

  • Pongsatorn Sukhum

    Pongsatorn Sukhum said (18 Jan 2009):

    Great body of work here. I especially like the B/W images, tight cropping, and most of all - the narrative. I think Robert Capa (Magnum) would be proud of these, and you sure were "close enough". Bravo.

  • Rob MacKay

    Rob MacKay gave props (20 Jun 2009):

    Powerful image. I love your work.

  • Christopher Wilson

    Christopher Wilson gave props (6 Aug 2009):

    This is the shot that did it all for me. This is the "Wow. Who the hell is Jeremiah Ridgeway?" shot.

  • Sherry Davis Johnson

    Sherry Davis Johnson gave props (21 Sep 2009):

    I had to search all 5000+ of my favorites for this shot. I forgot to favotire! Luckily I remembered your name. I am back to admire your work AND favorite.

  • Jason Sipus

    Jason Sipus gave props (19 Oct 2009):

    Just WOW!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (3 Nov 2009):


  • Marq

    Marq (Deleted) gave props (2 Jan 2010):


  • Piotr Debinski

    Piotr Debinski (Deleted) gave props (4 Feb 2010):

    brrr..... shiver!

  • Epin Hervin

    Epin Hervin gave props (2 Jul 2011):

    perfect persuation

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