2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters Memorial Service, Derby


Link Posted 04/12/2009 - 16:52
This was shot today and my first attempt at this kind of photography, not quite sure what you would call it. Anyway here are a few of the best shots.

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Link Posted 04/12/2009 - 17:00
Definitely 7 and 9 for me. I love the apparent uniformity of the men, very appropriate for army personnel.

It brings to mind a (famous?) photo I once saw of a row of cadets at West Point where the noonday shadows from the peaks of their caps obscured all of their faces. Very symbolic Rather unsurprisingly a quick google of 'famous west point cadet cap photo' didn't turn it up
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Link Posted 04/12/2009 - 20:52
Great set of images, I like #7.
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Link Posted 04/12/2009 - 21:37
Nice photos, what's it about though?

Love the second last photo with the soldiers putting their "cap" right and the old man just walking besides them unconcerned

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Link Posted 04/12/2009 - 22:40
What a nice crisp set of shots. I love some of the expressions you have caught especially the soldire with the sheep.

Have you thought of sending copies to the regiment for their newsletter/ website etc.? They might appreciate them.



Link Posted 05/12/2009 - 09:56
Thanks for the comments guys

Stefan - Whats it about then? Perhaps that means my shots dont really tell the story as they should do for this kind of photography, but the event is the memorial parade of the 2nd battalion Mercian regiment. Presumably for all fallen comrades in all wars the regiment has ever been in.

Dave - Nice idea I shall track down the regiment contact details.
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Link Posted 07/12/2009 - 10:33
Number 2 for me.

Now, bearing in mind I know nothing about photography, would it be worth cropping the half a soldier out in front of him and losing some of his bottom half to focus more attention on his face?

But love it, you can feel what he is probably thinking.

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