Photographer's Note


A detachment of the Royal Australian Navy band stands to attention lit by a sliver of sunlight down the corridor of buildings that line Martin Place in the centre of Sydney.

Their presence, along with several senior members of the defence force, foreign dignatories from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States and members of the general public, was to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of the Java Sea which took place north of Australia in February 1942.

I wanted to emphasise the ray of sunlight to put up a barrier between the ceremony and myself-- I didn't venture much closer than this out of respect and you can see the audience on the other side pressed against the wall. Also, it was really hot that day so I wanted to stay in the shade too :)

I believe this occasion is also my 100th photo posting on TE; thank you all for teaching me much about this noble craft and our world.

35mm ; XP2 rated EI200

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Additional Photos by Mike King (MKING) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 475 W: 52 N: 613] (3054)
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