Predator is Online

This is the mighty MQ-1B Predator parked under the skeleton of a hangar ready to launch into the night. The Predator is the single most requested aerial asset in Iraq and Afghanistan. These aircraft collectively fly more hours than entire Air Force commands. An unblinking eye in the sky, it’s quiet, always on-station and even deadly when it’s loaded with a Hellfire missile. I took this picture the other night using a $100 Samsung point-and-shoot camera and used free software to clean it up. It just goes to show you that photography is more about composition and framing than the size of your camera and the price of your editing software.