Photographer's Note

Isn't it great? Feel free to tell me - let me suggest you some useful phrases: "marvellous", "original", "extraordinary"... I especially appreciate "innovative artistic vision", you know.
OK, let's be serious. I really wanted to photograph the Guard Changing at Buckingham Palace. I already missed it twice, years before - one time I realized too late that I need to change used film in my camera. Hail the Digital Era! This time I came about half an hour before the beginning. Bad idea, because there were impatient crowds already, being told to move, because they couldn't stay where they were hoping to stay to have a nice view. Those on the right were being told to move to the left. Those on the left were told to move to the right. Many tried to melt into background, cameleon-style, to stay where they are unmolested by security(most of them unsuccessful). Oh joy... The smell of fried tourists before noon... I've managed to move to the front of everyone to seat down on the pavement. Good girl! Only then I realized that from there I'll only see the Guards on the way to Buckingham... So when orchestra started to play behind the gates, I tried to see what's going on inside. Then I tried to take pictures through the gates, but from above because literally everyone was taller than me. Oops. Twist-out-and-flip display from my RIP PowerShot A95, how do I miss you! Some professionals were smarter than me and came armed with tripods(see workshop photo) - nice try!

But let's forget everything I wrote above, let's forget that this photographic jewel was simply an accident caused by the fact that I couldn't see what exactly is going to be in the frame. Let me share with you this truly "artistic" picture, creation born of rebelious will to be above framing rules, expression of my soul(pick your favourive expression) ;-)
You know I'm joking, don't you?
Yours truly is wishing you:
1. a lot of time(to come early enough)
2. a lot of patience (you should know why...)
3. great light
4. friendly people surrounding you(so that they would let you see something)
5. fun!

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Additional Photos by Joanna Potorska (Asiulus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 85 N: 215] (1184)
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