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This Military Photograph Looks Like a Turner Painting

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I can't stop staring at this overwhelming photo of British troops in Afghanistan. Both serene and stressful at the same time, the dusty Chinook silhouette hangs frozen in time over the soldiers' heads.

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I can almost hear those giant spinning rotors in my head. This is official army photography at its best—and it's oddly reminiscent of Turner's later works.[Sgt Rupert Frere RLC via British Army Photographers Facebook]

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MisterSterling
Mister Sterling

Did you (or will you) see Mr. Turner? Much better than average biopic. And yes, that photo is amazing.