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Ties that bind by Timothy-Sim Ties that bind by Timothy-Sim
Finally uploading it because it's already featured internationally.
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A Singapore Armed Forces officer looks on as his foreign counterpart makes a radio call back to HQ for the go-ahead to attack an enemy hot zone.
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Currently a shortlisted piece at the Sony World Photography Awards under the Amateur Documentary category.
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Given 2010-03-15
What words could describe this? I ran out of them. Even suggester `Obsidian-Fox could only say, "buh!" Ties that bind by =Timothy-Sim showcases two military units from two different countries working hand in hand... and no. This is not airsoft. This is the real deal.

According to suggester *berrd, "This shot, nominated in the Sony World Photography Awards, is one of =Timothy-Sim's finest works. The striking, gritty figure focused on so sharply in the foreground is a solemn face of war. His steadiness in the midst of the chaos around him is what strikes me the most. The blurred action in the background is a reminder of the danger of a war zone, without getting too graphic. It's a beautifully balanced and visually striking shot, and a great achievement."

[Photojournalism / Military]

Suggested by `Obsidian-Fox and *berrd ( Featured by evanhwong )

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:iconmidenka4:
Midenka4 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
It's great your work is getting some play - this is a really solid image. I don't usually like short focus but it works well here and your ability/choice to focus on the guy on the right really pins the image nice and tight. Really great shot.
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:iconmasaladas:
Masaladas Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Photographer
so deep
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:iconbe-awesome-or-die:
be-awesome-or-die Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
beautiful!♥♥
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:iconandiemakkawaru:
AndieMakkawaru Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
your pict has been featured on ;) [link]
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:iconjsward893:
JSWARD893 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Photographer
Love the thick Blacks and Focus. Really good War Photo.
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:iconcallsign-shutter:
Callsign-Shutter Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot, reallt tells a story!
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:iconookamiz:
Ookamiz Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Very good picture
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:icontimothy-sim:
Timothy-Sim Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks
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:iconookamiz:
Ookamiz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Np
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:iconianuzumaki:
IanUzumaki Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the scene
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:icondylanhope:
DylanHope Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
The contrast and composition is absolutely fantastic, the depth of field is telling but shallow enough to increase interest. Truly top notch
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:icontttga:
tttga Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
I've been on two deployments; this really speaks to me. A Joe is a Joe. Really great stuff.
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:iconpsyfre:
psyfre Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
:party:
featured -> [link]
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:iconbreadfreak:
breadfreak Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow - this is stunning.
How did you get the chance to be in the warzone I wonder?
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:icontimothy-sim:
Timothy-Sim Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
ah long story.
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:iconpen-at-work:
PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Hi!

I had to feature this stunning image here [link]

/Pelle
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:iconhopesexton:
HopeSexton Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
may i please feature this work on my "Hope's BestofDeviant" page? all credit is given to the artist with a link back to your profile.

[link]

feel free to check out the page first to see how it will be displayed. i realize some of you are not regulars, it's never too late to reply.

things are not always posted right away, but you will receive a message the day it does post.

Hope

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:icontimothy-sim:
Timothy-Sim Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
yeah sure why not?
May I know what will be written for the article with it?
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:iconhopesexton:
HopeSexton Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
it's not an article. i always copy what the artist has left as a comment for it on it's DA page into the comments beneath the photo. it's up to the viewer whether they click on the comments or not. i'd like to think that they do on pieces of interest to them. if you have a look at the page you'll see how it will appear. i served in the military so i understand it's sensitivity. if you do not want the photo to stand alone with a click-able comment let me know and i won't post it.

Hope
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:icontimothy-sim:
Timothy-Sim Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
I'm ok with the comment, let me know when it happens
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:iconottomarzo:
OttoMarzo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
this picture made ma speechless... i really have no words to describe my feelings about is, congrats!
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:icontimothy-sim:
Timothy-Sim Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks a lot :thumbsup:
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:iconottomarzo:
OttoMarzo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
:)
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:iconzemaniac-fg:
zemaniac-FG Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
a Must-fav! congratz!
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:icontimothy-sim:
Timothy-Sim Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
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:iconfastandfurious4:
fastandfurious4 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
absolutely outstanding. :)
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:icontimothy-sim:
Timothy-Sim Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks mate.
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:iconpsyfre:
psyfre Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Its just amazing.
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:iconandysimmons:
AndySimmons Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Photographer
Wow! :D
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:iconahdhan:
ahdhan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
that is very cool!
i want your NIKON :D hehehe
:heart:
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:iconbentota:
bentota Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
hey! you have been featured here: [link] hope thats okay!
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:icontimothy-sim:
Timothy-Sim Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks :)
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:iconptollemy:
Ptollemy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Your amazing image has been featured in my journal. :)
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:icontimothy-sim:
Timothy-Sim Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
aw thanks! i really appreciate it :aww:
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:iconeducatedhorses:
EducatedHorses Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
I hope to one day take such amazing photographs and be in such intense situations.
Nice work!
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:icontimothy-sim:
Timothy-Sim Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks! have the passion and persistence and you'll get there :)
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:iconmummeli:
mummeli Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
HATE !
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:icontimothy-sim:
Timothy-Sim Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
huh. you hate but you faved. i don't get it.
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:iconmummeli:
mummeli Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
FAV to HATE !Picked up to my gallery just to HATE and to remind of the insanity of the mankind !
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:iconkarraka:
karraka Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Fantastic picture, no wonder it is among the finalists
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:icontimothy-sim:
Timothy-Sim Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
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:iconkarraka:
karraka Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Your welcome
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:iconkoury9994life:
koury9994life Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
hey love the pic but gotta wounder whats with the diff uniforms? diggy vs old skool wood camo and all so i was with 4th ID 3rd bct how bout ur self
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:icontimothy-sim:
Timothy-Sim Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
two different forces fighting together.

we're with the pixilised uniform now
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:iconkoury9994life:
koury9994life Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
ya i get that but if u look the guy in the front of the pic is wearing digital camo that looks all most marine like and the guys in the back ground are wearing way old schooled bdu woodland greens sug. that new age vs old school or some random resurve unit with an acctive unit or even iraqy army but the rest of the pic doesnt add up??? what year was the pic taken if i can ask?
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:icontimothy-sim:
Timothy-Sim Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
yes...

the one in front is Singaporean. That's our digital uniform.

The one behind is his foreign counterpart. so He's wearing another uniform.

It was taken last year.
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:iconkoury9994life:
koury9994life Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
sry been a min since my last login thanks for the intell and clearing up my questions i look forward to more awsomeness....
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:iconstreetgrapher:
streetgrapher Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
A brilliant capture.

Best of luck with the SWP Awards
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:icontimothy-sim:
Timothy-Sim Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
aye i didn't win anything but thanks!
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D3
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10/5000 second
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F/2.8
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24 mm
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800
Date Taken
Jul 22, 2009, 12:17:43 PM

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