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Taken at Windsor Castle.

My first attempts to get a shot of him was a failure as he was surrounded by tourists from the Orient.

I had bits of cameras, heads and hands in my images.Smile

They eventually started to squeeze up next to him in order to include themselves in the shots and on one occasion they pushed him slightly to one side.

At that time an officer came over and asked if everyone would give him some space.

They moved back and the officer disappeared and as the tourists started to move closer again I took the shot.

You can see some of their reflections at the left.

Camera:Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Check out Olympus Image Space!
Lens:Olympus 14-42mm Lens
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Jun 2013 - 12:11 PM
Focal Length:42mm
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:matrix
White Balance:Auto
Title:I'm watching you!
Username:franken franken
Uploaded:27 Jun 2013 - 9:51 AM
Tags:Guard, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Windsor Castle.
Votes:38

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 9:54 AM

It's the eyes that have it! Great candid.

Albert

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 10:05 AM

Haha....... a trip to a famous burger resturant after for the other photographers no doubtGrinGrin
Great shot and write up KenGrinGrin
Diane

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CaroleS
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27 Jun 2013 - 10:11 AM

Poor chap - love those eyes!

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53989 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 10:40 AM

He's probably eyeing up someone's ice cream. Smile

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9461 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 10:50 AM

Those eyes...Is he nearly asleep or keeping an eye on someone. A tip top image under difficult circumstances.

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woolybill1
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27 Jun 2013 - 11:15 AM

Yes - the eyes. He looks more than a little apprehensive. You would think even the stupidest tourist would notice the fixed bayonet and stand at least two metres away; but as we all know, the self-portrait with busbyis the most prized of photographs - - - - by tourists with no respect.
Excellent capture, Ken.
Regards
Bill

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7327 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom878 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 11:47 AM

Poor chap, what sort of working life is that? He joined the army to see the world and he's stuck with a ridiculously uncomfortable chin-strap and a bunch of idiotic tourists.
Moira

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4963 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 11:55 AM

He's probably from Cardiff as well! Can't think what gave that away GrinGrin

Dave

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Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 1:03 PM

He better not fall asleep with that dagger in his hand. I also wonder if he can wear sunglasses? Must be hard on his eyes, in the sun all day. What a boring job! Great image though.......Sandy

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accipiter
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27 Jun 2013 - 2:02 PM

what an excellent expression captured here Ken - totally appropriate to the occasion. It seems to me he's thinking 'shall I shoot them now or later?'!! A

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 2:16 PM

The tourists sound like a flipping nightmare. So imposing, self-serving and thoughtless. Bah. Poor guy Sad

Glad the officer came along and made them retreat. Should've used a cattle prod, really. Send the message with a jolt of volts Grin

Excellent capture of this chap, Ken.

Andrew

Last Modified By ChiliMan at 27 Jun 2013 - 2:16 PM

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27 Jun 2013 - 3:30 PM


Quote: Yes - the eyes. He looks more than a little apprehensive. You would think even the stupidest tourist would notice the fixed bayonet and stand at least two metres away; but as we all know, the self-portrait with busbyis the most prized of photographs - - - - by tourists with no respect.
Excellent capture, Ken.
Regards
Bill

Well said , nice shot Ken Smile

Rod

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digital_boi
27 Jun 2013 - 3:45 PM

looks like he was giving someone the evil eye here Ken but its not you good one love it

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27 Jun 2013 - 3:48 PM

Love all these comments - what a witty lot!Smile Glad you persevered Ken - his eyes are what makes this such fun.
Ann

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 33358 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 3:52 PM

Well, as a Welsh Guard, he's probably thinking it's not like this back home in Powys!

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27 Jun 2013 - 5:47 PM

Excellent!!

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MandyG
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27 Jun 2013 - 5:51 PM

His expression is priceless. Fantastic! Smile

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bricurtis
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27 Jun 2013 - 7:48 PM

A sneaky side glance - perhaps he just not like he look of that bayonet.!!!
Brian.

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capto e2 Member 1572 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 9:37 PM

Great capture. He has more patience than me, I'd be tempted to use the bayonet.Smile

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27 Jun 2013 - 11:49 PM

It all goes with the job, but I like the image even so.

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28 Jun 2013 - 9:51 PM

Great image,love those eyes Ken..Lin

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28 Jun 2013 - 11:08 PM

Great capture and title Grin
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Brilane
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2 Jul 2013 - 10:09 PM

I know how he felt. Having served in the Household Cavalry. Brian

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