Guards

January 8, 2007 · 0 comments

5-750-9802  stock photo of Canada, Quebec City, Changing of the Guard, Citadel

Every afternoon an honor guard of the Royal 22e Regiment marches into the Citadelle of Quebec on the historic Plains of Abraham for the Changing of the Guard. There’s usually a good contingent of tourists surrounding the parade ground for the ceremony. It is majestic, but fairly static and it was difficult to get a shot with out tourists in the background. At the end of the event as the old guard moved out, the tourists staid put. Quickly following the marching soldiers, I ran to the top of a small ridge and shoot down as they passed, using 1/3 of a second for a bit of motion blur and a clean background.

This image won the Gold award for People in 2006 SATW Travel Photographer of the year contest.

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