Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (not 56k friendly)

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  1. JonMikal

    JonMikal TPF Noob!

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    Nothing special in images...just wanted to share the changing of the guard that occurs 24 hours a day 365 days a year here in DC at the Arlington National Cemetery. Quite an emotional event! :)

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    the crowd gathers:

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    the constant watch:

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    the replacement assends from his barracks located underground:

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    the replacement is inspected by his sgt. prior to taking post:

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    all meet to exchange orders:

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    duty is over for a few hours:

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    watch resumes:

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    misc:

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    Wow those are really great jonmikal. Something I've never seen before. I really like the 3rd to last shot, that looks more like a silouhette (SP?) I think you really captured the event well!!!!
     
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    Nothing special! Some of them are great! Last 3 are the best.
     
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    i love the "watch resumes" pic.... VERY NICE!!!!!
     
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    Wonderful photos, thank-you for sharing them with us.
     
  6. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Damn thats one hot sergant!

    I mean... lovely photos!!! I like the "watch resumes" one the best.
     
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    Was nice to follow the guard changing. :)
    Really good photos, but can I ask why are they all bold? :p

    #10 pic is definately my favourite. Very beautiful! :)
     
  8. hobbes28

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    Great series Jonmikal! Those are some dedicated service members.
     
  9. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Wonderful pictures of a very important moment.

    #4 is really nice. I'd crop off the people to the left and right.

    #5 is composed very well. A shallower depth would blur out the audience more and tone down the distractions in the background

    #6, #7 Nice. The feet of one of the soldiers got cut off. I am guilty of the same thing... I do that all the time whenever I get caught up in the moment.

    #8 I like.

    #10 I love silhouettes.... feet cut off a bit. Nice and dark figure with enough exposure to bring in the shiny medals.

    #12 I like. One of the best things about the camera is that you capture the little details that casual observers would normally miss....

    Thanks for sharing.... In another life.. long ago... I was preparing myself for service by entering JROTC with plans into ROTC. Performing armed military ceremonies was something I enjoyed....
     
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    Great Shots JonMikal. :cheer: I like number 10 the best.
     
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  12. Geronimo

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    nice photos.
    What these service men have to go thru is truely amazing. I need to find all the items these people have to perform and follow to perform this duty.
     

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