Tulip soldiers..... by jackie8

Tulip soldiers.....

Have had a wonderful day! My eldest son came down from London, armed with a DSLR which he needs to be able to use by the end of June as he is going away on company business and needs to record the event!! I tried to explain the Exposure Triangle in simple terms and we did some DOF exercises.... I think he now has a headache! He also took me out for lunch and it was great to chat to him and catch up on all his news.

So, although I have been involved in cameras and photos all day, I don't have any images to show for it myself..... this is from yesterday and the changing of the Guard.

Thank you all SO MUCH for the wonderful response to my Westminster Bridge photo.... I've been overwhelmed and have had no chance to thank everyone individually. Please know that I appreciate each and every comment and all the favs that got it to the PP.
Nice POV and colour co-ordination!
June 1st, 2013  
Love the reflected reds. A classic London photo!
June 1st, 2013  
Love the varigated color of the tulips. With the guards in the background.... This is definitely London!
June 1st, 2013  
Great perspective and I love how the flowers match the soldiers.
June 1st, 2013  
Love the two reds! Really nice composition.
June 1st, 2013  
Caz
Love the two reds, really nice perspective. Sounds like a great day with your son today :) Both my sons have got DSLR's since I got mine last year....it must be catching...lol
June 1st, 2013  
Good practice for your son then. Love this very familiar view but behind such an unusual foreground.
June 1st, 2013  
Fantastic composition. Love the focus on the tulips with the guards behind. Great job Jackie.
June 1st, 2013  
Lovely forefront to the soldiers! Congrats on Westminster bridge! It is a stunner!
June 1st, 2013  
Fantastic shot!
June 1st, 2013  
What a gorgeous composition!
June 2nd, 2013  
Great red jackets and red flowers!
June 2nd, 2013  
Beautiful tulips. They really stand out with the red jackets in the background.
June 2nd, 2013  
Love the echo of red!
June 2nd, 2013  
Clever composition.
June 2nd, 2013  
I like Roxie love the echo of Red...she said it quite well! Fav again!! The Tulips are Gorgeous! But i just love the whole composition...I have always wanted to see this in person...What a Wonderful Site to See! Thank you for sharing! :)
June 2nd, 2013  
I like the composition with tulips and soldiers standing to attnention
June 2nd, 2013  
Great composition here, love the reds.
June 2nd, 2013  
Great shot and great composition.
June 2nd, 2013  
I love your thinking on this and you've caught the tulips and soldiers spot on - I was able to see what you saw before I read the title. Fav.
June 2nd, 2013  
Nice tulips.
June 2nd, 2013  
Great composition!!!Love that similarity and how you emphasized on it by picking the tulips as main point of interest!Very smart !
June 2nd, 2013  
This is a delight Jackie. Big fav.
June 2nd, 2013  
This is a fabulous shot, love the creativity and the humour
June 2nd, 2013  
I really like the way the red in the tulips mirrors the red of the uniforms. Super framing.
June 2nd, 2013  
@seanoneill - thanks so much Sean! You have been a staunch 'faver' the last few days, I really appreciate it! (By the way, I sent you a long and rambling message last Saturday, tagged onto a comment you made on my rapeseed photo.... don't know if you got it, but wanted you to know why we hadn't been to Loughborough very much this season!)
June 2nd, 2013  
Wonderful capture, and how nice to be able to pass on your knowledge to your son.
June 2nd, 2013  
@jackie8 Hi Jackie, I'm sorry, yes I did read your message, and am sorry I never replied. All understood, and hope that Adam regains his mojo soon and that you are tempted up here.
June 2nd, 2013  
Fav. Love the DOF and the tying in of the bright red with the tulips and the uniforms xx
June 2nd, 2013  
Lovely composition and dof :)
June 2nd, 2013  
Love your comp with the flowers matching the soldiers. Great London shot
June 3rd, 2013  
Great use of DoF and wonderful composition! Fav.
June 3rd, 2013  
Gorgeous and a fav
June 3rd, 2013  
I love this shot Jackie and the relationship between the tulips and the soldiers jackets. A fav!
June 3rd, 2013  
@ellimae @dulciknit @seanoneill @winemonologues @elaine55 @soboy5 @psychographer

Thank you Ellen, Alison, Sean, Fife, Elaine, Danny and Lisa so much for the favs...... this one was a bit slow to get off the ground which made me think perhaps it wasn't as nice as I thought it was!
June 3rd, 2013  
what a wonderful connection!
June 3rd, 2013  
this is really well caught! a fav!
June 4th, 2013  
Amy
lovely composition, good luck with the teaching
June 4th, 2013  
wow! this is really awesome! superb colors and composition! fav!
June 5th, 2013  
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