Walked past Horse Guard parade and headquarters the other day and saw this guard on his horse, being photographed by endless people including myself, and I wondered what go's through their mind and how do they discipline themselves to not move a muscle in response to the many prods, questions and general mayhem in front of them. What a job hey?
See WORKSHOP for the bigger picture and a small girl with attitude.
Horse Guards, fronts Horse Guards Parade, the vast parade ground where the Queen takes the salute at the Trooping of The Colour ceremony on her official birthday. The building was designed by William Kent, the then Chief Architect to George II.House Guards is constantly guarded by troopers of the Household Cavalry. Two mounted cavalry troopers are posted outside daily from 10 am to 4 pm, and are relieved every hour. The Guard Changing Ceremony takes place each weekday at 11:00am and at 10:00am on Sundays and is performed by The Queen's Life Guard. The Queen's Life Guard are the mounted troopers of the Household Cavalry who guard the official entrance to St James's Palace and Buckingham Palace outside Horse Guards in Whitehall. This is a different event from the Changing the Guard ceremony performed at Buckingham Palace.
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Noel_Byrne (19979) 2014-04-16 0:54
Its been the subject of a thousand comedies, even Mr Bean has tried and failed to rise these guys. THis is a great capture of the guard, his stoic expression testament to his position, and the light falling across him is perfect, especially against this pitch black backdrop. Really nice result.
Love the workshop too!
pajaran (47742) 2014-04-16 4:00
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku.
Lep pogled ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, elpo pokazano mesto i trenutak ceremonije, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepa fotografija u radionici.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about place and moment.
Nice view ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice place and shown the moment of the ceremony, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, well captured moment, beautiful pictures in the workshop.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
ikeharel (51389) 2014-04-17 7:44
To my humble opinion, Iain, you might had post the great picture in the WS as a main one, still can undo and post on another day: It is most charming pose of the little girl, near the horse - obviousely she can't read the warning sign...
Charming indeed, and both photos are a typical daily view around this place - looks as this guy did not go anywhere since I first was there in 10/1978.
abmdsudi (38750) 2014-04-22 3:40
That's stunning capture, i love the angle of the blade is a great bonus and the facial expression with excellent clarity and real sharp. The side light on the face is especially awesome but the colour is a winning combination. Well done, TFS
romanaa (7902) 2014-04-23 13:29
great portrait here. I love the hight light and shade contrast making the background almost black.. it lets all the details of the magnificent uniform stand out.