Again a shot taken last March...
I shot this near the Royal Palace during the Changing of the Guards ceremony.
The guard facing the other three is also a girl ;)
Not much to say here except: each time I look at this picture I wonder what they my be thinking about at this moment...
A nice day to all!
info about the shot:
ExposureTime - 1/400 seconds
FNumber - 5.60
ExposureProgram - Action program
ISOSpeedRatings - 400
FocalLength - 200 mm
Subject Distance - 21.37
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serp2000 (35776) 2012-02-06 23:28
Доброе утро, Елена,
я лично думаю, что это встретились герои разных сказок.
Забавно. Интересная зарисовка.
aliabazari (10526) 2012-02-07 0:03
Разрешение отличные изображения с должного воздействия. Цвета являются красиво. Изображение хорошо записаны.
golus (2893) 2012-02-07 1:31
Great observation and a highly evocative shot for sure. I always have an inclination to think about the military ceremonies as ridiculous and useless. This is no exception. Just look at the expressions of these guards. They are most probably not there in their mind. Thanks for shotting and sharing. Best wishes,
wolf38 (29804) 2012-02-07 2:52
Hi Elena. An original photo everyday. Yes, this ceremony of the guards is already something special. Such scenes I saw in Cuba, India, Greece, Scotland, etc. Such scenes are ideal for photographers, such as your beautiful photo shows. Rgds, Wolfgang.
yes ... the woman is also seen as a woman in uniform.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-02-07 5:50
They are on task and on their attitude, they know themselves observed by photographers, among them, there's you, they also seem to observe. A well composed image, interesting, fun and very good quality-s. Bravo.
Have a nice day.
saxo042 (35810) 2012-02-07 9:30
Maybe they are thinking of some future travels to foreign contries, maybe Afghanistan... A very good picture, however, of these three Swedish faces.
Cricri (96993) 2012-02-08 4:48
Il semble que l'expression de la fille est plus concentré que ceux des garçons, pas trop mon genre les uniforme bien qu'il soient parfois indispensable...un joli trio en un uniforme et scéne
holmertz (34647) 2012-02-08 8:56
This is an interesting collection of heads. The well polished helmet breaks the pattern very nicely. The soldiers whose faces we can see seem to be anywhere but at their duty. One or two finds a certain pleasure at watching the Russian woman with the camera, the third is probably thinking of what to do on her next day off.
It's a catchy and funny picture.
mesutilgim (76776) 2012-02-08 13:18
Nice capture with interesting context !
I wished I could be able to live in a world without military !
TFS and best regards
nobuikehonda (3848) 2012-02-10 7:23
Hello Dear Elena!
Just because our country lost the last war, there is absolutely no obligation to military service here. Those who wish to joint the service do so with their own initiative. My generation is very lucky not to have to face the consequence of the draft. The lady in uniform has drawn my attention. I remember meeting a beautiful lady soldier in Paris. She was on duty patrolling one of th international airports. She was very polite and was also very helpful to someone like me who was totally lost there. To see and to speak to a lady in uniform with a machinegun in her hand was one of the most unexpected experiences I have ever had. But it was also one of the most pleasant experiences that I remember well to this day. Let us hope that one day no military will be necessary, and what is more, no one will be obliged to serve in the military. A world in which no guns are needed would simply be a better world to live in.
With my very best and friendliest regards,
It is almost weekend worldwide! Elena
P.S : Please accept my apology for the delay.
tober (8797) 2012-02-10 9:48
Hi Elena, you have captured different expressions on each face. The reflections on the golden-coloured helmet seem interesting. Use of light and sharpness are excellent. Warm regards, Tolga
tedesse (24706) 2012-02-11 14:22
Интересная сцена во времени изменения стражи!
Действительно в складе стражи девушка.
mjdundee (4657) 2012-02-13 8:42
This is my third trial to write a critique on this post. Maybe....
They think: Next time I need a different costume for carnival.I will not attract the girl with the golden helmet. Too many camouflage warriors here already.
wow - it worked!!
Ricx (13489) 2012-02-25 11:58
Hi Elena.. a good photo should always make you think.. This one does.. love the expressions on all their faces.. Yeah- wonder what they were thinking.. .. Maybe time for tea?
Have a great evening Rich
Uhu (8363) 2012-05-12 13:49
Каждый раз, как вижу этих суровых воинов, хранящих королевский покой, сердце кровью обливается - строевая дисциплина там даже не то что плохая, она никакая! Вот видно, что страна ни с кем уже 160 лет не воевала и не планирует.
Фотка хорошая, смотрят они как-то скептически. Особливо тот, что в центре, с нешведским внешним видом.
- Copyright: Elena Su (fanni) (14250)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-03-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF-S 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS, Hoya 72mm UV HMC
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Uniforms [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-06 22:55