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Old 08-03-2009, 02:28 PM
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Went to Philly with my wife this weekend to visit some friends. Here are some of the pics.

On line to see the statue of Rocky Balboa





This dude on the horse is General Anthony Wayne, who is the namesake of the city in IN I moved from (went to college in). I thought it was crazy that he has this huge statue at the top of the Rocky steps.
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:40 PM
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Cool pics! Thanks Rock
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:32 AM
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I made this photo last night in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. This Landing Zone is very dangerous. A few weeks ago, another helicopter was coming into this LZ and was shot down at the last minute, killing all passengers and crew. Two children on the ground also were killed. The sparks coming off the rotors occur when the helicopters land in hot, dusty conditions. The landing itself occurs in a dangerous “brownout.” Brownout danger is compounded by the sparks which light up the dust and can confuse pilots who are wearing extremely sensitive nightvision goggles.

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This is a photo by independent journalist, Michael Yon. I thought it was a beautiful photograph. Mr. Yon has to fund his journalism with donations. Please donate if you enjoy his work.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:52 AM
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Another Michael Yon photo. His use of prolonged exposure creates interesting light and shadow in this picture of British soldiers in a compound in Afghanistan.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:34 PM
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Another Michael Yon photo. His use of prolonged exposure creates interesting light and shadow in this picture of British soldiers in a compound in Afghanistan.
The soldiers in the background look like ghosts. Are those stars in the sky or just something to do with the "interesting light"?
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:13 AM
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The soldiers in the background look like ghosts. Are those stars in the sky or just something to do with the "interesting light"?
I think they are stars. He must have had the shutter open a long time to get the "ghost" effect and capture the starlight.
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I think they are stars. He must have had the shutter open a long time to get the "ghost" effect and capture the starlight.
its a specific type of photography done deliberately for the effect I think

You know if you face a camara at the pole star and do that for long enough you get a sky full of white colour circles around the pole star? It looks like the other stars have left a trace around this one star. Actually, its the earth thats rotated with one star staying fixed, and the others moving seemingly around it.

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I think they are stars. He must have had the shutter open a long time to get the "ghost" effect and capture the starlight.
Yeah, the only way to capture starlight with a camera is with an extremely slow shutter speed. He would have had to have that camera mounted on a tripod because just the motion caused by his breathing would have made the entire image blurry.
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