Last Vision After Combat

© Donna R. Moratelli

Last Vision After Combat

Uploaded: May 19, 2002


I placed my tripod mounted elan 7 with the 28-90 lens about a foot under the hand . I was down as low as I could get. I then set the apeature at min DOF to blur everything but the soldiers hand. I specifically tilt the camera to give the illusion that the soldier was bending over.


Dolores Neilson May 19, 2002

Donna, this is fabulous!! This perspective kinda gives me the willies!! This is very creative work...the dof, angle and composition. Excellent! #5620

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe May 20, 2002

GREAT IDEA!! I love it. Just beautiful. #8087

Marcy May 20, 2002

Donna, a very emotional and thought provoking photograph. A symbol of what our soldiers are facing. Great work! #8089

Donna R. Moratelli May 20, 2002

Marcy, I am pleased that you saw the symbolism in this. . We should remember the men who die in war. Delores and Carolyn, Thank you for your gracious comments too. I appreciate it. #8115

Eddie King May 24, 2002

Oh Donna! This photo does what we all want our photos to do. It DEMANDS the viewer stop and take it in... and in doing so the viewer is moved. Thanks for sharing. Ed

Donna R. Moratelli May 24, 2002

Wow Ed, what an excellent comment. You have made my day. I am moved that you feel this way and understand why I approached the subject in this manner...Thank you!! #8185

Penny Sanborn June 05, 2002

Great Job this pulled at my heart strings the second it came on the screen THank you. #8426

Donna R. Moratelli June 05, 2002

Thank you Penny! #8427

Jeff Galbraith June 05, 2002

Hi Donna,
Great concept and perfectly executed. You've really cranked up the creativity--looks like another contest winner. #8430

Donna R. Moratelli June 05, 2002


Steven Lewarne June 11, 2002


That's a really chilling photo. Great vision to take the picture from the angle that you chose.

Steve. #8578

Dolores Neilson June 11, 2002

Donna!! You won!! Knew this was a winner first time I saw it! Frame it and show it off, girlfriend! #8581

Dolores Neilson June 11, 2002

ooops....I meant to say CONGRATULATIONS in the other comment box! I am so happy for you! The composition on this is brilliant! #8586

Donna R. Moratelli June 11, 2002

Thanks Delores! I know what you meant! I hope that you have had your masterpiece framed and SAVED... #8587

Piper Lehman June 11, 2002

Congratulations, Donna! Nice going #8601

Donna R. Moratelli June 11, 2002

thanks Piper!! #8608

Jeff Galbraith June 11, 2002

Congratulations Donna--a well deserved win. #8610

Donna R. Moratelli June 11, 2002

good to hear from you Jeff, thank you! #8613

Detlef Klahm June 11, 2002

Congratulations Donna!..Great image...well deserved! #8650

Donna R. Moratelli June 12, 2002

Hi Detlef, Thank you so much. I appreciate the comment. #8693

Donna R. Moratelli June 12, 2002

Steven thanks, sorry I missed you the first time around. Thanks for taking the time to comment on my work!! #8694

May 26, 2019

myself being in the military have high respect for people that take time to create beautiful photography using military themes! Very Nice! Impressive! #36700

Donna R. Moratelli May 26, 2019

Thank you very much Jason. This is one my personal favorites. #36722

Leonard Pierce August 05, 2004

Congratulations Donna!!! A perfect image and title - should have been the Grand Prize Winner!!!!!!!!!! #688362

Donna R. Moratelli August 05, 2004

Thank you very much Len! This is one of my personal favourites!
I have thought about going back and shooting this in digital format someday. I appreciate the comment! #688872

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