I'm curious, did they pose like that for the photo or did you snap them at this moment when they were like that? Either way, it is a great shot of real heroes. No matter what anyone's personal politics are, these soldiers and all who serve their country deserve respect and thanks.
haha Marine MARPAT. Just got of the Army Reserves. You're right, all of our gear look uniform compared to the Marines. Which I find strange. They look more like PMC (Private Military Corporation) soldiers than anything.
It is m understanding that desert exped digi is no longer issued to down range marines anymore on a new deployment basis. Camp Pendleton and Cali area marines still get it, but I think everyone else gets MARPAT.
Yes, I know it's a photograph. It's not much about the military theme, it's more about the strong lighting, the angular shadows on the people, how they strongly stand out against the background and probably how stiff their expressions are.
It's also interesting that when a photo reached a certain level of sharpness and cleanness it start to look like a digital creation than a photograph, but probably that is just for my eyes.