Author Archives: Oleg Volk

My barber Jerry

In his sixty years, Jerry has never been a fan of his portraits. The first picture I took of him illustrated his attitude towards the process quite clearly. A few minutes later, he was in a better mood for pictures. … Continue reading

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Emilee

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(One) light stand, self-propelled, voice-directed.

Including spouses or significant others in the photo shoot usually improves the results. People often relax better, and there’s always the option of asking the helpers to elicit a mood or a particular emotion from the model.

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Summer dreams.

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Owls

Preview thumbnails are cropped, click on the photos to see them in great detail.

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Prague skylines.

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One of many friendly people I met in Slovakia

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ARAQ47 from Slovakia

This is an AR10 receiver mated to a short stroke piston upper. It uses standard AK magazines. Not sure when it will become available in the US because of 1989 import restriction rules.

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Neat new designs from Grand Power (Slovakia)

We will likely see all of these in the US in some form or another. A .22 Stribog, a long-barreled rimfire pistol, and a tilt-barrel 9mm compatible with Glock magazines but more ergonomic.

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My friends felt that PTSD statement was inaccurate…

…so I made a more focused version.

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Father and son, quality time

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Young lady in control of her immediate 100 yards.

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The motive of your enemy is not relevant to the choice of remedy.

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Movies claim that good guys would feel bad about killing evil-doers…

…but that’s utter BS. St.George didn’t take to drink after slaying the dragon. Neither did Bard the Bowman, the archer who slew Smaug. And I am quite sure that every man who shot down a Soviet or Russian helicopter with … Continue reading

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Musings on the occasion of October 7, 2023.

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Recent magazine cover photos

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Practical merits of .410 aside…

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The will is critical.

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Know “why” is as important as knowing “how”.

Incidentally, the rifle shown is the perfect configuration for left-handed shooters. Completely ambidextrous Sig M400 SDI lower is combined with the left-ejecting Pro 2A Tactical upper. The result is a tac driver that’s also sound suppressor-friendly.

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Life skills.

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