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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D90
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1/500 second
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Oct 31, 2009, 6:32:52 AM
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Changing of the Guard Ceremony
Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA | October 31st, 2009
Nikon D90


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The guard is changed every hour on the hour Oct. 1 to March 31 in an elaborate ritual. From April 1 through September 30, there are more than double the opportunities to view the change because another change is added on the half hour and the cemetery closing time moves from 5 to 7 p.m.

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© 2009 Kristina Truluck
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:iconrlkitterman:
rlkitterman Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a really beautiful picture!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014   Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconunleashedheathen:
UnleashedHeathen Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dust must not fall on them. 
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner May 20, 2014   Photographer
Nope. 
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Intense.  I didn't know that about the changing of the guard.  What is the tradition/reason behind the frequency of the changes?  [if you know]
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014   Photographer
I don't think that there's a tradition to it.  Most likely just a health and morale thing.  Doing a precise march like that is taxing, I couldn't imagine how they do it day in and day out, especially adverse weather. 
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Fair enough.  ;p
Every hour/half-hour seems like a lot, but I'm sure if I had to do it, I'd be welcoming that changeover!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014   Photographer
Oh yeah.  Twenty minutes of regular marching is more than enough for me.  I can barely concentrate enough with that.  :lmao:
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Right on.  ;} 
Put the body on autopilot and have a daydream!  ;p
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like the composition in this photo. It adds to the subject :) Fantastic shot!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014   Photographer
Thanks!  I get some practice in photographing these guys every time I visit Arlington.  Autumn is definitely the best time to get some photos.  :nod:
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:iconrainylake:
rainylake Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem :)
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! I really love this style and composition! Congratulations! Love
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014   Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconshadow-guardian0:
Shadow-Guardian0 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student General Artist
It is intense being a guard, hours on your sharp, professional appearance daily and a strict schedule . 
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   Photographer
It takes an immense amount of dedication and control to be these guys.  :nod:
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:iconshadow-guardian0:
Shadow-Guardian0 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
You see lone survivor?
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014   Photographer
Not yet, haven't had much time for movies lately.
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:iconshadow-guardian0:
Shadow-Guardian0 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Ah, its good, real good. Makes me mad when I hear libs badtalking the military. Though I don't suppose you can talk about your views, can you?
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:iconmatt67potter:
matt67potter Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
I saw one of these when I visited Arlington
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014   Photographer
It's an amazing sight.  I usually stick around for at least one whenever I'm there. 
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:icon147combatmedic:
147CombatMedic Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
:flagus:
:salute:
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014   Photographer
=D
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Love these guys Beautiful capture :D
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014   Photographer
Thank you!
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

:iconmostwelcomeplz: 

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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
He obviously can't hear the people referring the the rifle as a gun.  He's not wincing.

Beautiful portrait.
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:iconechomrg:
echomrg Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
www.merriam-webster.com/dictio…
sorry, but i couldn't resist ;)
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Granted.  But when it comes to weaponry, the Army uses precise definitions.  A gun is a weapon with no rifling in the barrel, such as a howitzer or naval gun.  Rifles are rifled.  They are mutually exclusive terms.
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:iconechomrg:
echomrg Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
touché :nod::giggle:
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014   Photographer
They're just extremely talented at ignoring folks.  My old boss is former Old Guard and used to block me out ALL the time. 
He has some horror stories about what they had to put up with when dealing with the public. 
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, especially since some people take obscene pleasure in trying to break their concentration.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   Photographer
He told me about all kinds of folks trying to grab his butt and jeering at him...those individuals need to be kicked out of Arlington. 
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amen.  But even soldiers accomplish great good by nonviolence, especially as the honor those who have fallen.
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:iconshadowed-darkninja:
Shadowed-DarkNinja Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a great shot! Very beautiful gun!
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:iconder-kommentator:
Der-Kommentator Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
this shot is just great.
and the gun is very beautiful with its wood
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:iconhazelstripe:
hazelstripe Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
I had the extreme honor and privilege to see the Changing of the Guard when I visited Arlington. It was so incredible how everything is so precise and well-done.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   Photographer
Those guys have a ton of discipline from what I've been told.
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:iconhazelstripe:
hazelstripe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
They do and it's absolutely incredible. During a hurricane one year (I can't remember which) they were told that they didn't have to do the Changing of the Guard, but they refused the offer and kept on keeping watch throughout the entire hurricane!
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:iconnoneofurbussiness:
noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Beautiful rifle
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:iconfotomanik:
fotomanik Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
great
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:icongunnut51:
Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:salute:
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:iconpbohm:
Pbohm Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how the yellow striping stands out on his uniform!
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:icongunnut51:
Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Not sure if you are familiar with the honor guard, but they spend about 6 hours a day making sure their uniforms are crisp (to within 1/64"), their shoes are ready, and a lot more they don't tell us about.
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:iconpbohm:
Pbohm Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can imagine, not a crease out of place. I had the honor of watching the changing of the guard ceremony once, very, very impressive.
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:icongunnut51:
Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I could probably watch it all day, and never get tired or bored of it...
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:iconmariorossi:
mariorossi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Great shot!
The shape of the stock of this M14 has been modified: is this a custom model for the Guard?
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:iconkamczan:
KamCzan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks like M1 Garand, not M14. But that stock... hell, nice piece of wood.
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:iconpbohm:
Pbohm Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's an M-14 without the magazine, the M-1 Garand has a smooth wood upper hand guard
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:iconkamczan:
KamCzan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah maybe, but I don't think it is just ordinary rifle without magazine... I bet the magazine well is removed, or by other means closed.
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