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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.
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.
It's the eyes that have it! Great candid.
Haha....... a trip to a famous burger resturant after for the other photographers no doubt
Great shot and write up Ken
Poor chap - love those eyes!
He's probably eyeing up someone's ice cream.
Those eyes...Is he nearly asleep or keeping an eye on someone. A tip top image under difficult circumstances.
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.
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.
He's probably from Cardiff as well! Can't think what gave that away
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
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
The tourists sound like a flipping nightmare. So imposing, self-serving and thoughtless. Bah. Poor guy
Glad the officer came along and made them retreat. Should've used a cattle prod, really. Send the message with a jolt of volts
Excellent capture of this chap, Ken.
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.
Well said , nice shot Ken
looks like he was giving someone the evil eye here Ken but its not you good one love it
Love all these comments - what a witty lot! Glad you persevered Ken - his eyes are what makes this such fun.
Well, as a Welsh Guard, he's probably thinking it's not like this back home in Powys!
His expression is priceless. Fantastic!
A sneaky side glance - perhaps he just not like he look of that bayonet.!!!
Great capture. He has more patience than me, I'd be tempted to use the bayonet.
It all goes with the job, but I like the image even so.
Great image,love those eyes Ken..Lin
Great capture and title
I know how he felt. Having served in the Household Cavalry. Brian
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