David Pescovitz at 11:17 am Wed, Apr 17, 2013
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Javier Manzano won the 2013 Pulitzer Price for Feature Photography for this photo of two rebel soldiers in Syria, taken on October 18, 2012. Yes, those are bullet holes. All of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners were announced on Monday.
It’s nice to see HDR mature.
(a disclaimer for the knowledgeable: I’m aware it’s probably not a “full” multiple exposure hdr but derived from a single raw file instead, however nevertheless…)
Interesting photo. Although here’s a pro-tip for the gunman: Never stick your barrel through the hole in the wall. It gives away your position.
“It gives away your position.” And also allows you to aim and shoot back, surely?
Well if you step back and aim through the hole, the enemy will just see a hole in the wall, rather than a hole with a gun sticking out. that doesn’t tend to attract as much attention. OTOH your ears will think you for having the barrel outside. But as Boris said, it’s a photo-op.
It’s a photo op. You don’t need to analyze it in terms of actual tactics.
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All the bullet holes suggest they already know he’s there.
Maybe I’m jaded but as great a picture as this photo is, it just looks like a screenshot from Call of Duty or something. There’s no pathos.
maybe you should learn the meaning of the following words, then –
You mean it’s shot from the “perspective” of a photographer whose opportunistic “context” is a staged photo-op?
Being in a war zone standing next to guys the government is trying desperately to kill is an interesting way of being opportunistic.
“Just hold the gun a bit higher and let me throw some dust in the air for ambiance.. could you ignore the incoming bullets for a minute and help me frame this right?”
You can tell they’re good guys with guns by the dramatic lighting.
AKA the “Blood Simple Shot”. Thank you Cohen Bros.
As seen here
Is there one for Abandoned Doll?
For me, this gave me immediate memories of the final scene of Near Dark:
Which, if you haven’t seen it, is a spectacular little vampire movie, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, and starring Lance Hendrickson. Interestingly, virtually the entire cast was co-opted by James Cameron for ‘Terminator’ and ‘Aliens’.
“Rebel soldiers” or Al Qaeda members?
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