Friday, August 8, 2014

The 100th Regiment Of Foot

Last week I got an email from the 100th Regiment Of Foot Historical Society. They asked if I would mind letting them use this photo for their newsletter. I took this on the grounds at the Museum of Civilization in May, when the museum was hosting activities for Norway's Constitution Day. The original post, if you missed it, is here. The Norwegian embassy had asked them to come in uniform; the 100th is a group of living history interpreters with an emphasis on the British military in the early 19th century. You can find more about them at this link. I replied back that they could feel free to do so, with my compliments. I don't recall telling them about the photoblog, so it was a surprise to hear back from them. And this past weekend, on Colonel By Day, I was down at the Bytown Museum, and lo and behold, they were among the various historical groups and organizations that were present by the Ottawa Locks.


37 comments:

  1. That's cool! You are on the way to stardom... :-) And very nice of them not to steal it.

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  2. Wow Redcoats, never thought you still used them

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  3. Good for you! By the way, did you know we are borrowing your Lancaster?

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  4. Una foto bastante bella en un lugar oportuno.

    Tomás.

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  5. Lucky for them you came along, William; and for us



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3

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  6. It was kind of them to actually ask to use the shot!
    Jane x

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  7. Wonderfull suits colored,greeting from Belgium

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  8. Funny shot with all the different clothes.

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  9. Great backdrop too. Those unis stand out.

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  10. What fun, William! Congratulations!

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  11. You need to create a professional portfolio. You never know where this will lead.

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  12. @Ciel: very polite of them indeed!

    @Peter: they do fit the part.

    @Bill: well our ceremonial guards are rather like the British guards.

    @Mike: yes, I saw that in our news. Our Lancaster is out on tour!

    @Tomas: thank you!

    @Cloudia: it was a chance encounter on my part!

    @Beth: they look quite distinguished.

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  13. @Jane and Chris: it certainly was!

    @Louisette: thank you!

    @Luis: thanks!

    @Bieb: it certainly is a contrast.

    @Birdman: I love having the river and the HIll as a backdrop.

    @EG: thank you!

    @Norma: something for me to think about.

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  14. really nice they contacted you first! :)

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  15. Kudos to you. It's a very fine photograph, not only of the Foot group but also of the background. Your city is a delight and very beautiful!

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  16. that is cool and so nice that they asked you!

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  17. A great picture in any possible way, bravo!

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  18. How cool is that William.. I can so see why they wanted to use this shot, excellent composition and colours..

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  19. Great photo!

    People who dress up in old costumes and reenact battles and things used to call themselves reenactors. How they prefer to be called living history interpreters. Whatever they call themselves, I enjoy what they do!

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  20. @Tex: it was.

    @Lowell: thanks!

    @Marleen: thank you.

    @Tanya: it is nice to know the blog is reaching people like that.

    @VP: thank you!

    @Grace: it really is such a good location for photography, after all.

    @Cheryl: in the past there have been people inside the museum who have done much the same thing.

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  21. That is an awesome shot! Once in awhile I will have someone ask to use a picture. I always say yes. It was only when I found out that someone had been using my pictures for over a year and posting them as her own on her web page that I became upset. I only found out thanks to a follower who told me he had seen my pictures on another web site.

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  22. Neat! My policy has been to allow free use of a photo to someone (or a group) who is in the picture.

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  23. Always flattering to be asked like this. And better than having them pinch your photo. ;0

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  24. It's always nice to have people appreciate your work and especially to ask permission before they use it!

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  25. Great story, it was very nice that they asked and had use for your photo. Congrats!!

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  26. Bravo! Not only was your work found, they were polite enough to ask! Doubly good!

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  27. @Judy: I was pleased to let them have it.

    @Linda: and these fellows certainly are. I don't imagine the women will know about it anytime soon though.

    @Linda: they look quite distinctive in uniform.

    @Mo: they're ready for inspection.

    @Bibi: oh, yes!

    @RedPat: it is.

    @Bill: thank you!

    @Kay: indeed!

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  28. Isn't it fun when people come out of the woodwork to seek you out! Well done!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  29. Cool! That's a nice compliment. LOL Maybe you should have charged them. I'm glad you didn't.

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  30. That's great William, it is a lovely photo and I do remember your original post.

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  31. It feels good when a surprise email like that arrives. It kind of validates the time and effort you put into doing photography for your blog.

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