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SWAT team sniper at the ready

SWAT team sniper at the ready
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5 Comments | Report
StuC73 PRO+
 
StuC73 May 17, 2019
Shoot or be shot..superb capture
LightCapturer
LightCapturer May 17, 2019
Thanks. Made sure the gun was cleared before taking the shot!!
gertkruger
 
gertkruger June 13, 2019
Love the shot. Pardon the pun.
Chuckysphotography--EK
 
Chuckysphotography--EK June 28, 2019
I've used this angle several times myself. The largest weapon pointed at me was a 75mm sherman tanks muzzle
jamesdonavonstone
 
jamesdonavonstone April 04, 2020
looking down a barrel of a gun
MarleneCarne52 Platinum
 
MarleneCarne52 December 16, 2020
God Bless our military

Behind The Lens

Location
This photograph was taken at a Colorado SWAT Training Ground
Time
The photo was taken approximately 30 minutes prior to sunset
Lighting
I waited until the lighting was correct prior to taking the photo. To me, lighting is the most important element of a great photograph.
Equipment
Canon EOS 1DX Mark ii, Canon 70-200 2.8 lens
Inspiration
I was given the opportunity to take pictures of a wide variety of SWAT training activities. Explosive door charges, flash bangs, live automatic weapon firing. This photograph was at the end of the day and I was able to work together with the sniper in order to create the shot. I intentionally made the sniper's eyes the focal point of the photograph instead of the gun, which I believe made the image much more dynamic.
Editing
Perfectly Clear
In my camera bag
Canon 1DX Mark ii, Canon 24-105mm, Canon 70-200mm, Canon 100-400mm, Canon 400mm
Feedback
Take your time when given an opportunity to take a unique shot such as this. It is difficult to gain access to a situation where your subject is a well trained sniper. I believe that he understood given his craft that it would take time to get the shot correct.

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