M14 Goodness

This was a little experiment in HDR photography. The lighting isn't the best, but it will do. That's a CYMA M14 "SOCOM", or really a Springfield M1A. 3x9 power illuminated red and green scope, 7 magazines. It's sitting on top of a green shemagh, and a PASGT helmet with a woodland cover. This was stitched together from 3 pictures of different exposures. Enjoy.


New Ghillie Pictures

I managed to go out to the woods with a DSLR-toting friend and my ghillie suit, and we got some decent pictures. They're mostly from quite close, under 20 feet, with very little vegetation in the net.

That's the back of the suit. There are some pine needles stuffed in there, done quickly so that we could be done before sundown. You can see a bit of the veil poking out from under the hood... That's why it's important to have someone sort of help you set your suit up, in my opinion.
From close up, it blends reasonably well. Imagine this at 50 or 100 feet! I'd be invisible.
I kind of crawled around a little, too. I have my hands tucked up in the hood. The hood is oversized, so when you go prone there is a pocket of air around your face. I use black fingerless gloves for now, and they seem to do the trick reasonably well.
I know it isn't terribly difficult to spot me in this picture, but if you were casually walking along in the woods, it definitely would not stick out.

Up next time, pictures with a cammed up rifle.