In the state capital, Oslo, His Majesty the King's Guard keeps the Royal Palace and the Royal Family guarded for 24 hours a day. Every day at 13:30 hours, there is a Change of Guards Outside the Palace and the ceremony itself, which consists of two parts, last for approximately 40 minutes. Otherwise, the guards work in shift of two hours. Not only men but also women serve as a guards.
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saxo042 (37578) 2012-11-17 6:31
A very good portrait of this pretty Norwegian soldier. You have positioned her weapon as a good diagonal here, well anchored to the corner of the picture. Good colours and sharpness.
Energysavingelk (1267) 2012-11-17 9:24
your capture illustrates quite well that guard duty is not just a kind of military folklore for tourists' cameras wearing nice and handsome uniform but means really to guard persons or objects - if necessary by heavy action - and prevent them from injury or damage.
Nevertheless, the picture also shows that human nature imposes some toll on the guards: the lady looks a bit tired ...
Regards from Rhineland
tedesse (25133) 2012-11-17 16:48
Wspanialy portret krolewskiej strazniczki.
Super swiatlo i kolory, doskonala ostrosc.
kato (11630) 2012-11-20 19:43
You're capturing well the portrait of King's Guard by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive the spectacle that the young/pretty guard carries a heavy weapon on the back and is standing in front of Royal Palace. This is a good uniform. She seems to be somewhat sleepy. And, it's interesting in hearing not only men but also women serve as a guards.
zoomer (6) 2012-11-24 11:46
Hello,a fine sharp image,unfortunately a little too centered.However the impact created by this young pretty face and that brutal weapon of hers,more than compensates for this.All the best,Wolf.
andywo (4723) 2013-01-04 11:00
Ciekawy portret zolnierki;-)Mam podobne zdjecie w swojej kolekcji, ale wykonane w Sztokholmie, co ciekawe tam straznikiem rowniez byla kobieta. Gdzie Ci mezczyzni??
A tak powaznie podoba mi sie ujecie i bron oparta na ramieniu tej silnej niewiasty.
- Copyright: Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) (3565)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ 28, Leica Vario-Elmarit 1:2.8-4.4/4.8-86.4
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-17 4:02