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By Focus_Man
Re Stephen's comment about closer pictures across ranks, well this is one of that genre. It was difficult to do, as each rank was a little too close to the others ahead and to the rear, to be able to isolate any one in particular.

But this was my effort anyway.

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debu 8 India
23 Apr 2012 11:58AM
Great capture.

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puertouk 6 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 12:08PM
It's a great shot, which makes it far more personal than your previous one. People can relate to this shot as you have 4 individuals rather than a large group. Do you think it carries a more meaningful message than your first shot? Personally I think it is, as you feel as though you can reach out and touch them as real people.
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3892 Canada
23 Apr 2012 4:31PM
It looks a lot better Frank, - natural colour. I like this as part of the larger set that you have assembled.

paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 6:14PM
That's much better, but I would still get in closer for maximum impact - one head really sharp in the foreground with the rest of the row in recession behind. I think, for this one, i would have been at f5.6 or 6.3.

aeras 6 6 Cyprus
23 Apr 2012 9:10PM
Frank nice effort.
Most of the times the background is as important as the subject we are trying to capture. Here the people at the back are definetely a distraction. I tried to crop them out but the result is no good.
Of course maybe there was no other way around it , I know how difficult is to isolate a rank in a parade Smile
Maybe a lower point of view would make the soldiers more prominent and hide the people at the back at the same time.

Take care
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
3 May 2012 12:55PM
A nice candid imge..
You got the mood and music in my head...


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