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Old 12th June 2008
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The Regimental Photo

I arrived in Central London this morning a little early for a meeting that I was to attend, I decided to take a short walk down to St Jamesís Park whereupon I came across this scene taking place on Horseguards, the Regimental Photo, unfortunately I was unable to identify the kit being used and the technicians were far too busy to have me asking daft questions but suffice to say I donít think it was Olympus, anyway I whipped out my ever present 770SW and took a few frames
On the last photo you will see the gardeners in action, Yes they really were blowing the leaves off of the grass to be collected











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Re: The Regimental Photo

That's an extremely original variation on a commonly photographed subject. It proves the value of a) being early, so you have a little time in hand, and b) allways have a camera with you!

Great stuff, Neil!

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Re: The Regimental Photo

I agree.Great insight to preparation for these sort of events.Good angle on the shots as well.P.S.I like the shots advertising Cannons latest travel kit.
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Old 13th June 2008
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Re: The Regimental Photo

Great shots! I love the fact you caught a uniformed gent under the hood in the first shot.
On the blowers - they were everywhere in the US when I went recently! They seemed not to pick up or sweep but just blow. It may clean one area but just makes another dirty!
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Old 13th June 2008
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Re: The Regimental Photo

Yup, that's a tad bigger than the 4/3s teeny weeny sensor all right
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Re: The Regimental Photo

We have those blowers. They are great for herding leaves into piles for composting, and they also blow-dry wet leaves which simply can't be hoovered.

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On the blowers - they were everywhere in the US when I went recently! They seemed not to pick up or sweep but just blow. It may clean one area but just makes another dirty!
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Re: The Regimental Photo

Hi

I'm glad that these shots were of some interest, with regard to the blowers I have to say that it did look like great fun I think the word 'herding' is an accurate description as that is exactly what it looked like, I was very tempted to ask to have a go myself

If anyone has any ideas how to remove (CS3) the 2nd gent from the first photo, I'd be happy to hear them.

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Re: The Regimental Photo

It goes to show how carefully choreographed even the photographs have to be, I'm assuming they were preparing for the Queen's Birthday Trooping the Colour. I watched it on the television earlier today.

Your first picture is a superb "candid"
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