Man Down

Although it is rare that I publish people images - never the less I enjoy candid and naturally lit people images (I dont think you will find me in a studio - but never say never). To broaden my experience and challenge myself in an area which is not my comfort zone. I entered "Man Down" in to my Camera Club projected image - people category. The judge  offered the following comments "and we can see straight away what is going - or at least we think we can - definitely one for the wall good exposure sharp throughout neutral background - well seen  and awarded the image 17/20. Which as a duck out of water I was well pleased with. This is a parade on a warm day (my son is the concerned member of the colour party extreme right) The Pipeband is observing in the background and the colour party has been turned - in to line to march off in column of route however one of his colleagues has conked out - the nurse is attempting to administer first aid and the Colour Sergeant Major has seen it all before.
Although it is rare that I publish people images – never the less I enjoy candid and naturally lit people images (I dont think you will find me in a studio – but never say never). To broaden my experience and challenge myself in an area which is not my comfort zone. I entered “Man Down” in to my Camera Club projected image – people category. The judge offered the following comments “and we can see straight away what is going on – or at least we think we can – definitely one for the wall good exposure sharp throughout neutral background – well seen and awarded the image 17/20. Which as a duck out of water I was well pleased with. This is a parade on a warm day (my son is the concerned member of the colour party extreme right) The Pipe Band is observing in the background and the colour party has been turned – in to line to march off in column of route however one of his colleagues has conked out – the nurse is attempting to administer first aid and the Colour Sergeant Major has seen it all before.
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27 thoughts on “Man Down

  1. Great image particularly the capture on the Sergeant Major’s face. One question, why do most have patterned (I want to say Argyle would that be right?) socks and only a few plain?

    1. Lee thanks for you comments – the socks denote the role in the parade – the Argyle pattern socks are worn by the band only the colour party wear the standard school colours (the red flash denoting the colour party).

  2. Of course, you know how I love the bagpipes!!! I challenge anyone to be in a bagpipe parade wearing a heavy uniform, playing any type of instrument. Especially a bagpipe. Brave souls….

    1. No RH this was what the school calls Grand Day – a parade for families and friends on the last day of term prior to the summer holidays – starts off with Prize giving and ends with a parade.

  3. Great shot Scott, obviously the poor chap didn’t have his porridge that morning πŸ˜‰ Warm days and all that clothing never go well together, although they do look smashing though.

    1. They look fabulous don’t they – to be honest this doesn’t do the parade justice – I may well post another shot to offer a better feel of the scale (the entire school 150 plus are on parade) and the red tunics are very striking

  4. Great on the spot capture….just shows you need to ‘be prepared at all times’. We nearly got a bonus as the poor guy very nearly let us into the secret of what a Scotsman wears under his kilt!

    1. I am hugely dissapointed David that my artistic endeavour is dwarfed by concerns on a Highlanders undergarments really – I think you should peruse my next blog as a chastisement.

  5. Scott, it is not just a candid picture of people. For me Pipers are like the national flag for your country. The story behind this picture is sad but composition itself is remarkable.

    1. Alexander many thanks for saying so – I had to react quickly when it happened – just glad it was sharp as it was at the extreme of my lens cover. They are great days these parades.

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