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Wooden Soldiers on Parade
Wooden Soldiers on Parade

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Black & White III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: Nov 11, 2006
Aperture: f/9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 12, 2006

2007 Summeral Guards

Summeral Guards are an elite silent drill team at The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina.

It was very foggy the morning I took this series, so I was uncertain how it would turn out on film. I had to do some editing for lighting.

Place: 156 out of 424
Avg (all users): 5.6742
Avg (commenters): 6.6250
Avg (participants): 5.4746
Avg (non-participants): 6.0667
Views since voting: 837
Views during voting: 260
Votes: 178
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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11/20/2006 11:54:35 AM
I just can't believe this striking photo only scored 5.6! I protest!

I love it!!!

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11/20/2006 10:25:53 AM
Thanks for all of the great comments.

As for what happened to his face...

As I said in the description, this is a silent drill team. The way they keep "count" is by the lead guy to nod forward when they are ready to make the next change in formations.

I knew I took a risk by submitting this without his face showing, but I loved the shot so much that I wanted to enter it anyway!
11/20/2006 08:52:51 AM
An underrated photo - I gave it an 8. I also wondered what happened to the face of the soldier in front - kept me looking maybe a large plume flopped down or it's Linda Blair marching? :-) Thanks for sharing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/19/2006 07:03:49 AM
Excellent image here.....
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11/17/2006 04:23:00 PM
Good capture!
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11/15/2006 12:49:26 PM
Interesting shot, love the crisp whites and pure blacks for nice contrast. Only thing I can't make out is the soldier in front, whats on his face... maybe I should know this but I don't and can't tell.
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11/14/2006 09:33:22 PM
Great shot!
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11/14/2006 03:44:57 PM
Oh, I LOVE this one! The amazing precision of those marchers and their rifles gives such a noble feel to the photo. Excellent choice for a black and white photo -- it adds even more drama!
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11/14/2006 10:28:32 AM
Great perspective.
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11/13/2006 07:35:25 PM
I like everything but the lead person. What happened to his face?
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11/13/2006 11:24:22 AM
I have been looking at this image for the longest time..what happened to his face! Nice tones and side light..
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