Lining the streets

Windsor Changing of the Guard

Windsor Changing of the Guard
A photograph of tourists lining the streets at Windsor Castle waiting for the changing of the guard. Posted as Part Of Cee’s CBWC

Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lens: Canon EF-S10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
F/Number: f/4.5
ISO: 100

Focal Distance: 10 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic
Photographer: Bren Ryan

Throw as much pomp and pageantry at me as you like…. and I will lap it up like the cat that has got the cream. If there is a royal wedding, jubilee and I’m there in front of the TV getting a bird’s eye view.

As much as I would love to travel to the events and photograph them… you wouldn’t get any decent shots due to the crowds.

However, back in 2018 in September we decided to get up early and visit Windsor for the Changing of the Guard. I think I had been as a child… but wanted to go again. To cut a long story short, remember to get there early cos the streets are lined very quickly waiting for the band and troops to march through.

We did a silly thing, we waited on the streets and then went into the castle, if only we had read the website properly, it tells you that you can see the changing of the guard from within Windsor Castle atSt. George’s chapel, if you buy an entrance ticket. And the entrance ticket lasts a whole year.

Yep you guessed it!… we did it the other way around. We watched the guard and then bought the tickets to go into the Castle.

You can also watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palce.

Days for watching Changing of the Guard

Buckingham Palace

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Windsor Castle

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Please check that the event is taking place by visiting the British Army Website.

Windsor is also nice for shopping, a little pricey, but hey it’s Windsor, and there are plenty of places to eat and drink, Within walking distance of the town centre is Alexandra Gardens and the River Thames, with plenty of places to stroll and have a picnic.

Windsor castle is definitely worth a visit. The only thing you can’t take photographs in the staterooms.

Cee for her Black and White Photography challenge set the topic as centred, so for my image I used the lamp on the pub wall to centre the photograph.

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10 responses to “Lining the streets”

  1. 👌👌👌📷 BW ❤️

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  2. A terrific photo for this week. Thanks 😀

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  3. I haven’t been to Windsor for years even though it’s not that far from us. I love this photo in B&W, it makes it more atmospheric and coherent than a colour shot of such a crowd would be.

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    1. Thank you Sarah… Windsor is lovely…

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  4. What a cool image! Wishing I could step right into the pic and be a part of the crowd.

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    1. Thank you xx.. it was with the wait to see the changing of the guard


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