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Sunset on the flightline by chris-stahl Sunset on the flightline by chris-stahl
The title says it all. Here a Marine CH-53 "Sea Stallion" awaiting its crew on the flightline at a former Iraqi base in central Iraq.

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tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012   Photographer
Lucky! I haven't been lucky enough to be around the birds at sunset or sunrise.
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chris-stahl Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! We were on a guntruck mission to this base and I happened to step out of the chow hall just in time to see the sun was going down so I grabbed a HMMWV and headed up to the flightline. Just so happened that this was sitting on one of the taxi-ways off to the side.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012   Photographer
Awesome! I'm hoping to be able to get some shots like this one when I get back to the larger base.
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chris-stahl Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good luck! Your shots always turn out awesome!
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012   Photographer
Thanks! Haha, I can always improve. =p
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chris-stahl Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"Know yourself and seek self-improvement." HOOAH!
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012   Photographer
All the way! (Oh, how I hate the 82nd.)
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chris-stahl Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL Well, at least Bragg had decent facilities! My last active duty station was Polk!
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TomoFromFire Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
such a cool picture!
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chris-stahl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I got really lucky with this one. Happened to step outside the tent and saw the sun going down so grabbed the camera and the nearest HMMWV (humvee) and got up to the flightline just in time to snap this shot.
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TomoFromFire Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well its frikin SWEET
good timing!
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chris-stahl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!
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LenesterAlphaWolf Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DAM AWESOMENESS!
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chris-stahl Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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LenesterAlphaWolf Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob, cool photo!^^
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ExtremeDeepInvader Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh man I loved those birds
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chris-stahl Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They are pretty damn cool!
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ExtremeDeepInvader Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and a good sound system to link an MP3 too
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Andrew-Dewar Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student Photographer
amazing shot.....you have a lot of cool photos from Iraq.
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chris-stahl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I made sure to have my camera with me everywhere I went so I got to get a lot of good shots.
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Andrew-Dewar Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Student Photographer
no problem. :) i'm still a civilian and keep a camera with me 24/7 and in about a year plan on joining the forces up here in Canada and plan on keeping a camera with me all the time too, you never know what cool photo op's you'll find anywhere.
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chris-stahl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
No doubt. The hard part is knowing when to stop being involved in the training and when to start documenting it!
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Andrew-Dewar Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Student Photographer
yes that is true...im having a hard time deciding between image tech(photographer) and infantry...both look like very rewarding careers, its a tough choice.
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Professional Writer
This is a damn fine photograph. I'm also a huge aviation fan, so a chopper is an added bunus :D

And thank you for your service :salute:
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PhantasmicRose Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
Wonderful picture!
The helicopter is so cool!
I really love military pictures.
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chris-stahl Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! And thank you for checking out my other pics too.
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jtiegreen1285 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006   Photographer
this is a beautiful shot!
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chris-stahl Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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SindreAHN Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006  Professional General Artist
Nice picture
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Corniflidio Featured By Owner May 28, 2006
almost perfect! i like the frame. :)
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micmojo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
great picture! ... and the tower is well placed - that makes a good photo by itself...
greetings
jan
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chris-stahl Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I had been in my tent when I saw the sun and the helicopter at the other end of the flightline. I grabbed the Humvee and raced down there just in time to capture this pic and one other. Think I may have to post it now too.
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