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Old Nov 14, 2005, 10:02 PM   #1
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Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown



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Used 20D at ISO 400, cropped and adjusted contrastin Photoshop.
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Old Nov 14, 2005, 10:15 PM   #2
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You notice the wear spots on the carpet? That's part of the tradition. Every guard steps in exactly the same steps every time.

Nice picture.

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Old Nov 14, 2005, 10:46 PM   #3
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Yes, I know ... 21 steps across, face the tomb for 21 seconds, turn toward the other end for 21 seconds, then 21 steps back.
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Sorry don't know what to critique here. The angle, subject matter, the three points of interest, all add up to make this a snapshot for me.

Again sorry, just not enough interest or dramahere. Maybe for you personally there is, but in terms of critique it becomes difficult.

Let us know what you were trying for here. Personally I would have come square on to the monument and have been as low to the ground as I could. Might not have been a fantastic photograph but would have taken the snapshot element out and would have uncluttered your angles, which your photograph has too many of.
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I agree with Lboy. I can understand that from a military standpoint it might be of more interest.
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Old Nov 15, 2005, 7:30 AM   #6
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I was as close as possible without causing the guard to turn and challenge me. I couldn't move forward or to the right, so square on the monument was out of the question.
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ok so your options were limited, producing a snapshot. You must also realise this shot is also limited in its photographic merit in this case then ?

Sorry I can be more constructive.
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