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I'm watching you!

By franken
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.

Tags: Photo journalism Guard Windsor castle Portraits and people

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Comments


fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
27 Jun 2013 9:54AM
It's the eyes that have it! Great candid.

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Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 10:05AM
Haha....... a trip to a famous burger resturant after for the other photographers no doubtGrinGrin
Great shot and write up KenGrinGrin
Diane
CaroleS Plus
6 420 3 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 10:11AM
Poor chap - love those eyes!
SlowSong Plus
8 6.3k 29 England
27 Jun 2013 10:40AM
He's probably eyeing up someone's ice cream. Smile
danbrann Plus
11 620 17
27 Jun 2013 10:50AM
Those eyes...Is he nearly asleep or keeping an eye on someone. A tip top image under difficult circumstances.
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 11:15AM
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
mrswoolybill Plus
9 948 1479 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 11:47AM
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
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
27 Jun 2013 11:55AM
He's probably from Cardiff as well! Can't think what gave that away GrinGrin

Dave
27 Jun 2013 1:03PM
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
27 Jun 2013 2:02PM
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
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
27 Jun 2013 2:16PM
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
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
27 Jun 2013 3:30PM

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
27 Jun 2013 3:45PM
looks like he was giving someone the evil eye here Ken but its not you good one love it

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 3:48PM
Love all these comments - what a witty lot!Smile Glad you persevered Ken - his eyes are what makes this such fun.
Ann
saltireblue Plus
6 5.9k 33 Norway
27 Jun 2013 3:52PM
Well, as a Welsh Guard, he's probably thinking it's not like this back home in Powys!

Malc
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
27 Jun 2013 5:47PM
Excellent!!
MandyG 4 2 England
27 Jun 2013 5:51PM
His expression is priceless. Fantastic! Smile
bricurtis Plus
11 2.0k 49 England
27 Jun 2013 7:48PM
A sneaky side glance - perhaps he just not like he look of that bayonet.!!!
Brian.
capto Plus
4 3.9k 8 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 9:37PM
Great capture. He has more patience than me, I'd be tempted to use the bayonet.Smile

ivor
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1824 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 11:49PM
It all goes with the job, but I like the image even so.
28 Jun 2013 9:51PM
Great image,love those eyes Ken..Lin
Source 6
28 Jun 2013 11:08PM
Great capture and title Grin
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Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
2 Jul 2013 10:09PM
I know how he felt. Having served in the Household Cavalry. Brian

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