CW3 Angela Barros models her night vision goggles for the photographer on a cold night on the flight line in Balad, Iraq.
50mm, f1.8, 1/8 second, 1600 iso, Nikon D300 (love the new camera)
Most of my Iraq photos are candids. Recording events as they happen. But in this case I realized that I really needed a picture of a pilot in night vision goggles (NVG's) for a story, and it wasn't going to happen unless I set it up.
CW3 Barros graciously agreed to model. The temperature was well below freezing and windy, and I new I needed to work fast. I forget to bring my tripod with me, and so I needed to hand hold some low shutter speed shots with shivering fingers before we all got too cold.
Given better conditions and a little more preparation this shot should have been a lot sharper, but I'm still very happy with capturing the feeling I was trying to get on short notice in difficult conditions.
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