Flickr a Day 55: ‘Spot Me, Bro’

Meet the few and the proud. Today starts three days of pics picked from The United States Marine Corps photostream. I purposely avoid any of the many evocative combat training or deployed troops shots out of respect for those who might have been wounded or killed. I don’t know enough about military culture or protocol being outsider looking in—as you might be, too.

The three chosen photos focus on individuals and emotions their faces express.  Sgt. Austin Hazard shot self-titled “Spot Me, Bro” on April 20, 2014 using Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens. Vitals: f/2.8, ISO 500, 1/200 sec, 35mm.

Depicted: Staff Sgt. Jace Manning “squats 385 pounds during a weight-lifting competition aboard the USS Bataan”. He “placed first in the light-weight division of the competition, lifting 1,175 pounds between bench presses, dead lifts and squats”.

Photo Credit: Sgt. Austin Hazard