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Air Door Gunner

By col.campbell
Up on a flight test, I didn't have much to do in the way of taking measurements etc - I was basically along for the ride, and to see the results of our work with my own two eyes.

So I spent most of the time chatting with my mate in the back, and took a few photos. Now, is it even possible to have a photo in both the 'photo journalism' and 'digitally' manipulated categories? Well, it is now. I forget exactly how I did the exposure blending 'cos it was ages ago, but the difference in brightness between inside and outside the aircraft means it would be impossible to take a single shot.

Tags: Photo journalism Military Helicopter Army Iraq Aviation Digitally manipulated Lynx Machine gun Gpmg Air door gunner Army air corps Aac Basrah

Voters: harlequinarcher, User_Removed, DebbieBMP and 9 more


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DebbieBMP 11 33 1 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 12:56PM
Now that is really interesting for me my son is in the Army Air Corps and has been to Afghan but not to Iraq and due to go again soon scares the sh*t out of me but I am really proud of him. Sorry I am waffling - This is a superb shot with real interest - Debbie

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col.campbell 16 1.3k 4 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 1:34PM
I don't envy your position Debbie, and I wonder just how much worry and sleepless nights we put our mums through - BUT - if it's any consolation, I've spent about 4 years of my life in operational theatres and the only one in all that time not to come back in rude health, was injured through his own clumsiness/ stupidity and had nothing worse than a few broken bones in his foot.

Enough of my waffling! Thanks for looking and commenting Debbie.
Snapper_T 15 867 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2008 11:31PM
Very good, lighten it a bit and it would be even better.

Hows things?

Trev
col.campbell 16 1.3k 4 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2008 9:42PM
Ah, Trev, sorry to have missed your comment for so long. The photo is deliberately a wee bit on the dark side, but in truth it wouldn't stand much lightening or enlarging sadly.
keith selmes 16 7.4k 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2009 1:04PM
Looks like a good composition, but unfortunately is too dark to see properly
FredF 13 1 France
30 Jul 2009 3:02PM
Great shot.

Fred
DebbieBMP 11 33 1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2009 5:40PM
Thank you for your supportive PM the other day it mean't a lot and my boy is due home in approx 12 days has been in Afghanistan since April so this is an exciting time for me and him lol Just need him to keep his head down for a few more days Smile


Quote:I don't envy your position Debbie, and I wonder just how much worry and sleepless nights we put our mums through - BUT - if it's any consolation, I've spent about 4 years of my life in operational theatres and the only one in all that time not to come back in rude health, was injured through his own clumsiness/ stupidity and had nothing worse than a few broken bones in his foot.

Enough of my waffling! Thanks for looking and commenting Debbie.

col.campbell 16 1.3k 4 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 3:18PM
Glad to hear it Debbie. All the best.

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