Hung Phan  

Guards in Greece by Hung Phan

September 2021 - Guards in Greece

About the Image(s)

I took this picture in Athens, Greece.
Please give me your comments. Thanks so much.

7 comments posted

Piers Blackett   Piers Blackett
Wonderful image with humor to add! I would crop down to just above the roof triangle because the brightness at the top is not helping. More space in front of the men would help for directional movement, but since they are not apparently moving it is good as is.   Posted: 09/03/2021 22:39:29

Shirley Pohlman   Shirley Pohlman
Another nice piece of photo journalism. I agree with Piers' recommendation for the crop. I believe that would result in the red and blue complementing each other to give more pop. Wonder if that middle man was supposed to be in sync with the other two...maybe he couldn't kick that high!   Posted: 09/04/2021 14:27:54

Martin Newland   Martin Newland
I love this image, Hung, and I agree with the others about the cropping.
When I saw it I immediately wondered if this was where John Cleese got the idea for the Ministry of Silly Walks in Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Well done   Posted: 09/04/2021 18:57:26

Jaqueline Whalen   Jaqueline Whalen
This is such an interesting capture. I love the action of the march. Yes to the copping comments but really a fun photo! I would love it if the rifle on the left could have been totally visible rather than just a partial. That might not have been possible however.   Posted: 09/07/2021 07:45:10

Karen Botvin   Karen Botvin
Nice capture. You didn't include your original or any details regarding camera settings, etc. I'm going to assume that you cropped it a bit. In that light, I would have liked to see a bit more space in front of and behind the guards. The third person's rifle is cut off and the first person's foot is almost to the edge. I agree with Piers that you should crop down from the top to omit the distracting light coming from above the steps. I love that you were able to capture them in mid-step, and the red caps set off the image. Very nice.   Posted: 09/07/2021 12:35:56

Jim Wulpi   Jim Wulpi
This does have a comedic look to it. I love the other comments about that.
I agree with others that cropping to eliminate the unnecessary brightness at the top would benefit this image, as well as being able to see the end of the 3rd rifle.   Posted: 09/16/2021 05:40:12

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
How well I remember this from our time in Athens. I agree with the other comments but wonder if you might have caught them coming down so that you might have captured their faces. Overall, a lovely image, but I doubt it would do well in a competition simply because of the position of the soldiers..   Posted: 09/26/2021 14:28:47


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