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Archives => EASTWIND II - 2009 => Topic started by: abica on March 31, 2009, 09:02:14 pm



Title: Eastwind Flickr Updated!
Post by: abica on March 31, 2009, 09:02:14 pm
Why not head over and take a look?

It's "under construction" at the moment, so ________ *add cliche*

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28248345@N08/collections/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28248345@N08/collections/)


Title: Re: Eastwind Flickr Updated!
Post by: misha on March 31, 2009, 10:22:22 pm
Why not head over and take a look?

It's "under construction" at the moment, so ________ *add cliche*

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28248345@N08/collections/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28248345@N08/collections/)

My favorite cliche is "go piss up a rope." can we use that one?
:)

Excellent job, and more excellent pictures.
I swear, everytime I look at the pictures its like I get a little "homesick".  I must have had a good time.  Much better than the first time around, because when I look at those pictures, I smell, kerosene, mud, sweat and fatigue all at once and I close the picture album rikitik.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28248345@N08/3403701100/in/set-72157615999452864/
That pic made me almost piss myself laughing Abica.  The look on your face is priceless...
"Huh?  What do you mean I look tired?...No I'm fine..."
:)


Title: Re: Eastwind Flickr Updated!
Post by: abica on March 31, 2009, 11:36:44 pm
Livin' the pig, man!


Title: Re: Small but important updates
Post by: abica on April 02, 2009, 11:26:10 am
No new pictures were added, but last night and today I started on some organization.  Among other things, I've begun adding vehicle, mess, and equipment reference pics to the relevant albums.  This will be a boon for first-time visitors and potential recruits.

Once everything else is done, I'll start working on the captions.  That might take a while  8)

I'll also have the first part of a special treat for us- my "eye candy" album is currently in the works back at home.  I'm taking the all-time best EW pics (training and operations) and doing 'em up special-like."  Gotta do it all at night with the lights off to get everything just right.  Who knows, I might separate out film shots into their own folder, since they REALLY look authentic.  The others- who knows...b&w, "old poorly processed russian film," "got back from germany and took my stuff to crappy 1 hour photo and look how weird they are 20 years later (got that idea looking at a Marine buddy's photos from Somalia...shitty dyes in the paper I guess)" etc.  Nothing will be over-the-top, and it will be the showpiece album for our stuff!

Oh, and those aren't gonna be 800px max long side, I'll put up nice high-res ones that fill the screen.

Yeah, I'm stoked about that project.   ;D


Title: Re: Eastwind Flickr Updated! (once more!)
Post by: abica on April 08, 2009, 06:30:48 pm
I've done some uploading and basic attempts at organizing.  Lots of new stuff is up- about 350 images from Geoff and a few others!

Still have some from Houli and CannonFodder to work on, but I'm spent for a couple days.

As for the folks who haven't sent me stuff, now would be a great time!

 8)


Title: Re: Eastwind Flickr Updated!
Post by: cannon fodder on April 08, 2009, 07:27:33 pm
for those who care:
nearly all of the Eastbloc pics are up on facebook.
I will be putting up the NATO ones soon enough unless someone from NATO would like to instead.


Title: Another Eastwind Flickr Update!
Post by: abica on June 07, 2009, 07:48:34 pm
 8)

More pictures have been added to the EWII albums.  It might be quickest to see all new material through the photostream link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28248345@N08/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28248345@N08/)


Title: Re: Eastwind Flickr Updated!
Post by: misha on June 08, 2009, 11:04:12 pm
I hate when new uploads are made to the photos...
Just about the time that I'm thinking I'm "over" Eastwind, more pics come up, and I get all weepy and nostalgic for lack of sleep, and smoking WAY too many cigarettes.  For someone who smoked almost a pack of Belamores a day at EWII, I think I've smoked maybe 1 or 2 cigarettes since I got back. :)

Meeeeemories....like the corners of my mind....

For some sick reason, I'm starting to get the itch to go back to the field though.



Title: Re: Eastwind Flickr Updated!
Post by: abica on June 09, 2009, 07:59:09 am
I really like the look of some of those shots from cannonfodder's disposable camera.


Title: Re: Eastwind Flickr Updated!
Post by: cannon fodder on June 09, 2009, 08:56:50 am
 ;D

i think they add a nice "from a soldiers poorly financed point of view" look to them. id suggest them to those going next year. and as a plus they are cheap and so every one could carry one out and not feel bad if they fall on it, it gets shot to shit, and/or soaked in rain. allows for hopefully more combat shots. you get hit, pull out your dead rag and take some pics while you bleed out.


Title: Re: Eastwind Flickr Updated!
Post by: abica on June 11, 2009, 12:47:40 pm
Allright, looks like now all I need are Cullen's pics and those from the MEU up north!  I'll work on that over the next couple weeks. 

Once that's done, I'll burn the DVD photo archive.

I will bring a copy of Geoff's DVD for Swayze this weekend though.  (sending myself an email so I don't forget)


Title: Re: Eastwind Flickr Updated!
Post by: aswayze on June 12, 2009, 06:18:03 am
I already have the Geoff DVD, I just need the everything else DVD.


Title: Re: Eastwind Flickr Updated!
Post by: abica on June 12, 2009, 08:47:06 am
Oh!  OK.  I can make you one to this point if needed, if not I'll get the other stuff into the collection.

Either way is fine with me, let me know.


Title: Re: Eastwind Flickr Updated!
Post by: cannon fodder on September 14, 2009, 05:17:44 pm
so i didn't know if it was worth starting a new topic over or not but i just thought it would be cool to maybe track down someone(s) to do a reporter/cameraman role. this would allow for some actual footage and they could just wear "press" shirts

just a thought


Title: Re: Eastwind Flickr Updated!
Post by: aswayze on September 14, 2009, 06:22:49 pm
We sort of had that last year with Geoff.  he did a great job and took some great pics but had a hard time sort of finding his groove around there.  I think a press role would be a tough one to fill well in that environment.