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15th. Company South Shields Boys Brigade

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 24 November 2014 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

I missed Remembrance Sunday last year because my wife Sharon was not very well, as you know - this year she was well enough to allow me out of the house for an hour.
Many of the faces in this series (which is admittedly long) are not new, I view them as just a little older and a little more proud as time goes by.

The Remembrance Sunday ceremony at Westoe Cenotaph in South Shields continues to draw huge crowds and engages folks from all walks of life and all age groups. The Act of Remembrance is always sobering, and for the young inspiring and educational and as one hundred years have now passed since the start of the Great War in 1914 the ceremonies throughout the UK have taken on a greater significance this year.

I hope you enjoyed this series and had the endurance to get through almost two weeks worth of thought provoking portraits mainly. I also hope that you found the snippets of war poetry thought provoking too.

This is the coloured version of the Boys Brigade group that I promised earlier, I just had to make some sort of effort to emphasise this one lad's face, it is so intense!

PENTAX K100D 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 200 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

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k@ from Paris, France

Great presence in the middle for sure !

24 Nov 2014 12:20pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Oh yes ! Excellent focus on the most interesting person in this group.

24 Nov 2014 4:08pm

Sam from Chennai, India

A great picture of the Boys Brigade. Wonderful presentation. Excellent. :)

25 Nov 2014 1:58am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh un rouquin parmi des blonds

25 Nov 2014 12:06pm

You Know Me from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I love how you created a strong portrait in the middle of a crowd.

12 Mar 2015 3:18am

@You Know Me: Thanks very much for your good input.

1/60 second
ISO 200
82 mm (35mm equiv.)