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    Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at one of the burning oil wells near the town of Qayyarah, south of Mosul, set ablaze by retreating ISIS militants. On the edge of the inferno, one of the firefighters tries to capture a selfie with me while I photograph them at work.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 4
    Lighting 1
    Creativity 2
    Story 5

    So much to point out that I like within this image. The smoke billowing up from the frames with the crane arm coming in from the right of the frame. The nice added detail of one of the firefighters taking a selfie during this just really makes the image for me. Nice work.

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Dec 12, 2016
    Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2017
    Focal Length: 24 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec
    Aperture: f/3.5
    ISO: 160
    Copyright: © Claire Thomas
    Categories: Places, People
    Assignments: Wow! What an Adventure!, Anachronisms