Sunday Sequence

By woolybill1
We hatched a cunning plan for covering yesterday's Remembrance Day parade. She would face north and I would face south.
With the morning's very strong sun directly in my eyes - where are the grey clouds when they are needed? - I was beset with monstrous flare; no shoe-in for me in next year's calendar, then. But I hope this sequence will appeal.

V1: RSM at work.
V2: Solo march.
V3: Return to position.
V4: Captive audience.
V5: The ones who got away.

Special thanks to Albert (fentiger) for his valued User Award on yesterday's upload.

Tags: Photo journalism People Black and white Remembrance Community photography

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The open mouth of the RSM is brilliant Bill, it brings memories of the noise and military orders that echo across my memory of covering so many parades and memorials, the voice is so loud in the silence of the crowd before during and just after the Remembrance Day parades.

I think your image has it's place in the Calendar.


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SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 9:22AM
Yes, the perfectly timed capture of the Sergeant Major barking his orders makes V1 a winner. The light really adds to these and I particularly like the slices of normal life going on behind the main event.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
12 Nov 2012 9:43AM
looks most appropriate in mono Smile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
12 Nov 2012 10:35AM
A good and imaginative set Bill.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 10:43AM
The rim lighting adds to the atmosphere beautifully. Nice to see Moira featuring in most of the shots too.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
12 Nov 2012 11:15AM
Very clever, Bill. Some excellent crops giving strong juxtapositions between the 'players'. No distraction of colour, and the rim lighting isolates the people well. Hard pushed to choose a favourite they are all so good.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
12 Nov 2012 11:29AM
I love the flare and the harsh light. Absolutely excellent shots and nothing lost for lack of detail.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
12 Nov 2012 12:05PM
A cracking set, Bill, love the strong backlighting, it really makes these work so well Wink
Trev Smile
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
12 Nov 2012 12:33PM
Looks like you got the thin edge of the wedge Bill,position wise !!
Handled very well though.
Reckon your days working in the press stood you in good stead !!
Good set.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
12 Nov 2012 12:50PM
I think Moira pulled a dirty trick on your assigning you that direction. I did produce some very unique images, though.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 1:16PM
v1 is making me chuckle! The profile of the RSM is priceless and I hope the bystanders weren't deafened. A good selection of images and I see your lady wife in a cameo role.
MandyG 6 2 England
12 Nov 2012 2:29PM
Much to look at and enjoy here. The sergeant major's profile is fantastic.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
12 Nov 2012 2:39PM
All superb shots Bill - my kind of light - well handled exposures!

It sure does Bill great captures and I am pleased you presented them in B/w some how it goes best of all maybe it's a reminder of the times long ago.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
12 Nov 2012 5:09PM
An excellent set of images documenting the occasion, I've spotted MrsWoolybill amongst the members of the crowd
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 5:33PM
Marvellous! A picture of that RSM with his mouth so wide open ought to have a place in any calendar, Bill!

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
12 Nov 2012 5:39PM
V4 is so great captured

12 Nov 2012 5:56PM
Brilliant Bill, and all the better for being Mono.

12 Nov 2012 7:17PM
Cracking set of into the sun images Bill.
The use of mono and the light has given them a special look.

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 7:50PM
You've captured this special day beautifully.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
12 Nov 2012 9:05PM
A great set of mono images in difficult conditions so well done Bill. - gary
12 Nov 2012 11:28PM
Very interesting set Bill, the lighting conditions have been handled really well and are a plus to the images.

frz67 8 10 32 Italy
18 Nov 2012 9:44AM
exposure perfectly handled, love the rim light in v1


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