Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by JonMikal, Jun 8, 2005.
do you want war
do you want peace
Well, I'm not sure what I think. It certainly was not what I was expecting to see here by the title. It's a wonderful closeup and I think it would make a nice addition to one of those recruitment posters. The title combined with the guard turning his back to the viewer, I think sends a mixed message somewhat. Yet I know that he is facing the tomb.
I dunno, just my initial impression.
jeeze, here we go and it isn't even a protest shot. i'm gonna stop posting soon if this keeps happening, but to answer your question cooldeal: i want peace!
For real. Wuts with this guy? Its getting really annoying.
Nice shot Jon. I gotta make a trip down there to see the changing of the guard.
it was not my intention to send any message and if you see it that way, so be it. but, now that i think about the image and what it could possibly say, how bout this - here is an unknown guard watching over the tomb of an unknown soldier. i don't know...best i can come up with at the moment.
What makes the grass grow?
Some about the photo itself, some about the way this thread goes.
The photo has top notch quality. The sentinel's head is displayed against some totally undisturbing white (of what I assume was a pretty non-descript sky?), and exposure on the back of this head is perfect. My main thought about this photo is "What might his shades really look like? Will they look like Giordi LaForge's visor in Star Trek II?" (Sorry, I am the silly one round here, I'm afraid).
Now our new Chinese members have a) a completely different political education from ours, which must be accepted as a fact, and b) a limited knowledge of the English language - dear Cooldeal, dear Shan: I don't mean to say it is limiting you, but you still speak it a little less perfectly than the native speakers, is this right?
Now this may lead to some confusion on both sides.
It could be helped if more round here would a) learn to distinguish between the posters, since the remark here was uttered by Cooldeal, while the remark in the other thread (on the protesters) was uttered by Shan. Shan is a Chinese girl (young woman of 21) who's lived in New Zealand for the past 4 years, while I would assume (from the photo that is his avatar) that Cooldeal is a young male who still lives in China and is about to finish his university studies there in three week's time. B) the replies to our apparently foreign members should be written in understandable English. Internet abbreviations, deliberately wrong grammar, spelling -- all that has become common practise in internet conversations - should be left out. It's hard to catch the meaning of some of those things even for me, and I would call my knowledge of English "ok".
All in all, I would suggest to leave any political discussions out of any of our photo threads, and if a remark like this falls, just overlook it (and maybe try to understand where it comes from, but leave it alone).
Sorry, had to vent for once (rarely do that, anyway).
Back to the photo: it is STILL brilliant!!!
Cool, first time I can ever remember seeing the back of a soldiers head. Centered works well here, does that have something to do with the discipline and focus of the soldier, good call in any case Also like the lines in the picture. Unusual and well done, very good picture
Saw a T.V. special on these solders, very interesting show.
Excellent capture as always. Really shows the discipline and solitude these soldiers demonstrate at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
This shot, like the WWII aircraft I shoot are there to remind us of our past and salute those who fought for freedom as well as remind us to still keep fighting for our freedom. We should never forget our past and use it to make a better future.
Jon as usual nice detail in this B and W shot, You can even see the shaved hair,( not Hare LaFoto) and this shot shows me the discipline these soldiers have, they remind me of the palace guards at Buckingham Palace. Jon if you stop posting Airic and I will drive down and kidnap you and force you to take photos at our leisure.
I like this shot a lot .... I have NO political opinions ..........
The tomb of the Unknown soldier is to remind us of the terrible consiquences of war and the way humankind finds ways in which to cause hurt on itself.
But the photo is the only thing that matters.
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