This photo is takes in Alexander Gardens outside the Kremlin in Moscow during the changing of the guard for the tomb of the unknown soldier. At this time I only had my Canon G11 on hand and getting the timing of the photo was a bit challenging because of the auto focus took too much time figuring out what it wanted to do with the moving subject. Anyways, this photo is a glimpse into the respect and celebration this rich culture has for its' writers, composers, political figures, Tsars and in this case its' fallen soldiers that are commemorated all over the country.
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yquem46 (38752) 2011-10-22 9:34
here I like the contrast between the static soldier in his sentry box and the 2 others very active in the way they walk. Shot exactly at the right time so that there is no interference
have a nice WE
All the best
BennyV (19721) 2011-10-22 10:03
Great picture, good timing and framing. Great basic colour scheme too. Also the format works really well here.
I always find the big Russian military headgear a bit comical...
GREGG (7888) 2011-10-22 11:23
a good shot,
chrislo (4097) 2011-10-22 14:42
The timing was perfect and you captured here a great moment. Good contrast between the two guards steping out with closed fists and the "little" shrimp looking one standing to attention. The red brick wall provides a nice background that makes the uniforms stand out and reminds of the former Red Army. Well done.
CLODO (35362) 2011-10-24 10:40
Congratulations for being a new member of TE!
A good report, well framed and taken at the decisive moment. I would have cropped a little bit the left part. Also I noticed that the baionet are cut.
mafegan (8624) 2011-10-25 21:50
A great capture - just the right moment in time with very good light. Reminds me of a photo I posted here a few years ago. Cheers, Marlene
scalerman (26900) 2011-10-27 13:17
Phillip: I don't return comments or notes just to reciprocate unless I really like the photograph - this is textbook composition - very nice and super sharp. Like it a lot. best, c
risblis (341) 2011-10-29 10:27
really great symmetry and movement feel!I even don't mind some narrowness in framing. Overall feel overcomes it. Regards, Boris
- Copyright: Philip Staddon (pipstar) (110)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-16
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Canon G11
- Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Uniforms [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-22 9:19