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Bundanoon Highland Gathering - part 4

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 4 June 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

As I explore the arena, I spot the glint of shiny swords - and one more slice of military history. The commanding figure you see here is demonstrating an arsenal of Scottish weaponry.

I do manage to find more peaceful pursuits. In my next post I drop in on the Blacksmith's stall as he fires up his forge.

NIKON D5000 1/100 second F/2.8 ISO 100 90 mm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Excellent portrait ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

4 Jun 2011 5:48am

Lara from Vienna, Austria

wonderful portrait! I am such a fan of these movements, and moments, frozen in a photo!

4 Jun 2011 6:02am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Another great shot from this super series.

4 Jun 2011 6:46am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

excellent capture of the moment with great skin tones and clarity Stephen:))

4 Jun 2011 7:53am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

This series is a real pleasure to look

4 Jun 2011 8:18am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great ...colorful series.

4 Jun 2011 8:40am

tataray from france, France

Ha ha ... lui il a une expression marrante...))
Superbe Stephen, très bien fait.

4 Jun 2011 8:51am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I can imagine the scene! Good series

4 Jun 2011 8:51am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Not a man to mess with!

4 Jun 2011 9:20am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wonderful shot of this warrior:) And it seems he is not done yet, with all the weapons in the back!

4 Jun 2011 9:25am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

On dirait qu'il est en train de ramer !
Bonne journée lumineuse!

4 Jun 2011 9:57am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great series, nice portrait !

4 Jun 2011 11:21am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

wonderful capture of this man - seems like he is very much in control of the situation.
this is another fantastic series!

4 Jun 2011 11:23am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A lot of intense feeling captured in this portrait. I love the "glint" as well. :-)

4 Jun 2011 12:00pm

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

I think that's a Campbell tartan. :)
Do you think so too?

4 Jun 2011 12:46pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful, photogenic face . Super portrait , Stephen !

4 Jun 2011 12:46pm


That's one hell of a big Havana cigar he is holding! Another terrific frame, Stephen. He reminds me of my days in the Police force and the stern Sgt. Have a great weekend.

4 Jun 2011 12:50pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

He is putting a lot of effort into this demonstration! A nice strong portrait Stephen! ;-)

4 Jun 2011 12:50pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A fine portrait. It looks like he's really hard as nails or just full of bluster.

4 Jun 2011 1:02pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Oh, look at those Claymores in the background! Wonderful shot - I'd like to have seen this demonstration.

4 Jun 2011 1:11pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great shot

4 Jun 2011 1:20pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Wonderful portrait! Intense expression!

4 Jun 2011 1:39pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great portrait. Wonderful composition. Love his expression. Excellent, Stephen. :)

4 Jun 2011 1:46pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Stephen - Yes I really like the mannerisms and expression you have caught here...this fellow looks all business, but what fun it would be to hear him give his lesson. Your pov is perfectly controlled and chosen,....just a wonderful job, as always! I think I would be in "seventh heaven" (as my dear mom used to say) walking around this place looking and listening...Wonderful job Stephen! And thank you so much for your kind remarks on my posts of late!

4 Jun 2011 3:56pm

Florence from Paris, France

Bundanoon... sounds like Brigadoon ! ;-)

4 Jun 2011 4:37pm

@Florence: You are correct, Florence. The town’s train station changes its name to Brigadoon for the day!

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A great face for this portrait, and wonderful details abounding.

4 Jun 2011 4:47pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Sergeant Major Shut up!
(It aint arf hot mum)

What a great event to catch some charismatic faces.

4 Jun 2011 5:13pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Nice and expressive portrait! Love the colours and details...

4 Jun 2011 5:59pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I'm sure this fellow knows his weapons well. If you have more shots of the weapons, please work them in to the series.

4 Jun 2011 6:11pm

philippe from moselle, France

le colonel en chef qui donne ses ordres, ça va barder dans les rangs !!!
bon dimanche chez toi Stephen ....

4 Jun 2011 7:09pm

marci from in, Morocco

fabulous portrait! really great series, Stephen!

4 Jun 2011 10:47pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Another stunning portrait..excellent POV! Great series!

5 Jun 2011 12:12am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Excellent portrait, his coat is superb. Good day.

5 Jun 2011 9:37am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

wow ! ça plaisante pas la !!:)

5 Jun 2011 1:09pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

Interesting moment:)nice capture and a beautiful expression!

5 Jun 2011 5:07pm

cristoF from montbéliard, France

joli tenue traditionelle.

5 Jun 2011 5:44pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Great expression full of strong character!

5 Jun 2011 6:59pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Wonderful expression here Stephen and the two previous portraits are well documented too. I certainly wouldn't like to meet yesterdays' in anger:)

5 Jun 2011 7:52pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A man of character ... sure! I love the picture! Best regards, Adela

5 Jun 2011 8:35pm

franz from Baden, Austria

i should have come to australia instead of going to scotland - i didn't see anything of this kind there! cool shot, showing the pride and concentration of this "lad"!

5 Jun 2011 8:42pm

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Captured at the right moment!

5 Jun 2011 9:03pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

I am in command..... and don't forget it.

5 Jun 2011 10:08pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Nice framing and expression in this portrait along with vibrant color contrast!

5 Jun 2011 10:57pm

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