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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D90
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Changing of the Guard Ceremony
Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA | October 31st, 2009
Nikon D90


Did you know?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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rainylake Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem :)
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