Spotomy

Spotomy

Posted on 07/17/2013


Photo taken on September 25, 2012


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Camera shot

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Regardless of being butcher by civil profession, this sergeant was a nice guy and aimed at my camera only because I insisted. Gun was empty, of course.

This is film, Kodak Tri-X-Pan 400, and still veeeery noisy after slight grain reduction. Camera was Yashica Electro X ITS, 50 mm F1.7.

There is a famous news picture of a soldier standing on a bed of a truck, aiming at the camera, surrounded by a puff of smoke. Picture is titled "The moment I died", referring to the photographer, who was killed by the shot. I saw the image in a book some 30 years ago, but do not remember who the photo-journalist was, nor have I ever found the image or the story in the net.

Thomas Listl, dolores666, Miordan and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Peggy C
Peggy C
.. gives a different meaning to "shooting the shooter"
5 years ago.
Martin Hogarth
Martin Hogarth
Very strong image, thoughts go all over the place...
5 years ago.
Lindsay Brice
Lindsay Brice
Thank you, too, for the story. Photographers are brave.
4 years ago.
dolores666
dolores666
The beauty of a "retrospective" browse...:-) Never seen this one.The only thing in focus is the mouth of the gun; brilliant stuff.
2 years ago.
Spotomy has replied to dolores666
Thank you for your retrospective browsing, Dodo. :-)
2 years ago.