US Army Releases 2023 Photos of the Year, Here are Some Highlights

US Army Releases 2023 Photos of the Year, Here are Some Highlights

US Army 2023 Photos of the Year
Photo credit: Sgt. 1st Class Luisito Brooks (Left) / Staff Sgt. Oscar Gollaz (Right)
As 2023 comes to a close, the US Army reflects on some of the highlights captured by their own soldiers. First (left), we see the U.S. Military Academy’s Parachute team performing exercises with the 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). Next (right), army mortarmen assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment ‘Red Currahee’ fire an M120A1 120mm towed mortar system.

Army Live Fire by Sgt. Jason Greaves

US Army 2023 Photos of the Year

An armored crew from Comanche Company, 4th Battalion, 6th infantry Regiment, fires an M1A2 Abrams tank during a Live Fire Accuracy Screening Test at the Townsville Field Training Area in Queensland, Australia, August 4, 2023. Comanche Company and units from the Australian Army’s 3rd Brigade are preparing to participate in a combined arms live fire exercise.

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Best Ranger 2023 by Sgt. Woodlyne Escarne

US Army 2023 Photos of the Year

Capt. Aaron Dominic, a Soldier assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division cuts through an obstacle designed to simulate a steel-reinforced window during the Best Ranger Competition at Columbus, Georgia, on April 15, 2023.

Gunnery Training by Spc. Orion Magnuson

US Army 2023 Photos of the Year

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conduct gunnery training at the Grafenwohr Training Area, April 4, 2023. The gunnery training is designed to improve marksmanship and enhance lethality across the force.

Silver Arrow by Capt. H. Howey

US Army 2023 Photos of the Year

Soldiers fire an M4 weapon during Silver Arrow, a live fire training event, at Camp Adazi, Latvia, Sept. 17, 2023.

Bright Star 23 by Maj. Jason Welch

US Army 2023 Photos of the Year

A Texas Army National Guard paratrooper descends to the drop zone before a waning crescent moon during airborne operations taking place at Bright Star 23 at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, Egypt, Sept. 7, 2023. Bright Star 2023 is a multilateral U.S. Central Command exercise held with the Arab Republic of Egypt across air, land, and sea domains.

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Boxlapse Turns Photos of Pinecone Seed Growing for 300-Days Into Fascinating Time-Lapse

Boxlapse Turns Photos of Pinecone Seed Growing for 300-Days Into Fascinating Time-Lapse

Boxlapse Pinecone Seed 300-Day Time-Lapse
Using selfies over 15-years to create a time-lapse video is one thing, Boxlapse decided to take photos of a pinecone seed growing over 300-days. The result? A small pine tree sprouted, but it will take a bit longer to grow into something you’d decorate for Christmas.

For those looking to create their own time-lapse videos from photos or recorded video, one of the best tools to use is Adobe Premiere Pro. Put simply, you’ll need to set up a new project, import the folder of images / video, drag them to your timeline, and then select Speed / Duration before clicking Nest Sequence to combine them into a single clip.

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Last Christmas they sold these stone pine cones in the supermarket so I bought one to try to see if i could grow something from the seeds. And it turned out to be one of my favorites this year. Definitely keeping this one going for longer so there will most likely be an update video coming end of next year,” said Boxlapse.

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Incredible ‘Sequences’ Time-Lapse Video Took 10-Years and 3.5-Million Photos to Complete

Incredible ‘Sequences’ Time-Lapse Video Took 10-Years and 3.5-Million Photos to Complete

Sequences Time-Lapse Video Jack Fisher
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Photographer Jack Fisher shot countless time-lapse videos with his Canon 5D Mark IV camera, so it only made sense to turn the 3.5-million photos into an incredible ‘Sequences’ short film. The production company he works for makes after-movies for the Ultra Music Festival, so he travels extensively.



Just how much has Fisher traveled in just the last couple of years? Around 24,250 minutes of air travel with just one airline alone. He has shot festivals like Lollapalooza in Chicago, the Djakarta warehouse project in Indonesia, and EDC in Las Vegas. One thing he’s working on now is using AI software to do a lot of the more time-intensive post-production associated with time-lapse photography.

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I called it Sequences because I try to create stories, or scenes in my timelapse photography. I love trying to seamlessly link multiple shots together and display a city or event in a unique and entertaining manner over a series of different shots,” said Fisher.


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When it comes to cars, video games or geek culture, Bill is an expert of those and more. If not writing, Bill can be found traveling the world.