Awaiting orders

By woolybill1
The trouble with photographing a parade from the front is that you have to keep up with them while marching backwards Smile
Eventually they reached the front of the church; the pipers peeled off into the car park and the standard bearers took their places before the lych gate. Here the standard bearer of the local Army Cadets faces the RSM while members of the community look on.
This is a severe crop from the centre of the frame. As with yesterday's image there is also telephoto compression involved, less from the lens than from the effect of the crop: front to back is about 22 metres/25 yards.
Black & white only.

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Comments


bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
17 Nov 2011 9:19AM
excellent!!!!
Photo journalism at it's best!!!!
love those expressions....works perfect in bnw!

have my UA Wink

ollie

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17 Nov 2011 9:23AM
Amazing how everyones lips are turned down
Gotta to go and look ina mirror at mine now ...
is that the normal way we all look when we are showing no emotion
Also looking forward to next Thursday and York!
Smile big smiles then Smile
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 9:23AM
WOW - that was fast! Huge thanks, Ollie.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 9:30AM

Quote:Amazing how everyones lips are turned down

A remarkable observation and highly accurate.
I would have said it was a naturally serious moment.

Roll on today week Smile
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
17 Nov 2011 9:31AM
A very good documentary shot, the crop just right to include the nearer figures either side, and interestingly showing the amount of foreshortening taking place even at 85mm.
Ronnie.
Hoffy Plus
12 262 16 England
17 Nov 2011 10:14AM
Well chosen angle for your shot.
Richsr 9 91 223 England
17 Nov 2011 11:05AM
Lots of interesting expression in this Bill, good one.
Regards Richard
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
17 Nov 2011 12:35PM
A great community capture, Bill, complete with the copper towards the rear of the gathering. I like the fact that you have the cadets on the right and a couple of old soldiers just in shot opposite them on the left.
Theresa
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
17 Nov 2011 12:37PM
I would think as an army cadet Bill,if you can get over your fear of the RSM,
you will fear NO man after that.But I bet these RSM's still live in fear of their Missus !!
A good bit of old fashioned journalism here.
Mick.
SlowSong Plus
8 6.5k 29 England
17 Nov 2011 12:40PM
Terrific crowd shot. But why does the person wearing a bright, featureless coat always stand to the front in the middle? Totally thoughtless. Wink
Chris
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
17 Nov 2011 1:26PM
A serious looking bunch Bill. A great capture, and perfect for mono.............Sandy
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 2:19PM
Great image - a fitting reminder of the day.
Ann
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
17 Nov 2011 2:39PM
Superb image Bill. Some of the expressions are wonderful!


Ken
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
17 Nov 2011 3:31PM
Excellent composition and capture, Bill, and like the way the crowd behind appear all bunched up due to the foreshortening the lens has produced Smile
Trev Smile
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 3:58PM
Wonderful! Love all those faces!
Carol
17 Nov 2011 6:05PM
The faces say it all Bill.

John .
18 Nov 2011 6:24AM
A poignant moment well captured. Ideally suited to b/w.

Richard
Ray42 8 3 England
18 Nov 2011 7:02AM
Very good photo journalism
The downturned mouths are part of the not knowing what's about to happen, a serious event and some strange things happening for so many in the crowd. What's going to happen next. I'm not sure that the lady in the white coat thought she was thoughtless by wearing what she did, it was a local event and not a photographic event no matter how appealing for the camera.
I think you'll find that if you pull up and crop a small section from this that it'll appear even more foreshortened. I can't remember the rule involved Bill.

Dougie
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
18 Nov 2011 11:52AM
The RSM has got a jaw and chin befitting the rank.

Superb capture, Bill Smile

Andrew
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
18 Nov 2011 4:56PM
Excellent photojournalism Bill
27 Nov 2011 4:39PM
nicely done!

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