E.J.Wilkins

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UOTC @ Rollestone

A group of UOTC Cadets after taking part in a weekend's field exercise at Rollestone Camp (near - here -) on Salisbury Plain, December 2008.

UOTC is University Officer Training Corps, a branch of the Territorial Army.
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At Rollestone


UOTC @ Rollestone

A group of UOTC Cadets after taking part in a weekend's field exercise at Rollestone Camp (near - here -) on Salisbury Plain, December 2008.

UOTC is University Officer Training Corps, a branch of the Territorial Army.
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comments (18)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 12 Aug 2009, 02:21
What a great silhouette, Ellie! I bet they all would love a copy of this.
EJWilkins: I might see if they'd like a copy, although I'm not sure the individuals would recognise themselves.
Thanks Ginnie smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Aug 2009, 03:09
Great shot, Ellie.

Did they get to shoot stuff?
EJWilkins: Yes, they did get to shoot stuff, and sleep out with a layer of frost on the ground! smile
Like it.
Looks like a SAS photo shoot where they don't like the faces.
nice comp.
Cheers
Rob
EJWilkins: Glad you like it.

It's difficult not to be "careful" with identity these days.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 12 Aug 2009, 05:44
looks like its about to get noisy Ellie
EJWilkins: This was taken at the end of the exercise, part of which we'd been able to see and hear. It was quite loud.
I like this unusual picture Ellie. The silhouette effect works well along woth the aerial perspectve./
EJWilkins: Thanks Chad.
I think you've managed to get the "point" I was trying to make when I took this picture
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Aug 2009, 09:38
A study in verticality Ellie; lovely image
EJWilkins: That's a new word, and a good one. Thanks Chris
This is a good idea Ellie, are they all going to aim at that little tower in the distance.
EJWilkins: No, by this point they had put down most of their gear and were being de-briefed. I didn't like to go close enough to listen.
I think the tower is a grain silo, almost cloned it out but I'm glad I didn't because it adds a focus of sorts.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 12 Aug 2009, 11:29
Good photo I like silhouette
EJWilkins: Thanks Vintage, glad you do smile
Excellent shot Ellie. No more to be said.
EJWilkins: Thank you smile
I thought they must have decided to shoot you at dawn! I guess you shot them instead.smile
EJWilkins: Yikes! Now there's a thought!
I've just finished reading an excellent book about stuff like that and WW1. Fiction, well written, with a carefully thought out story that could, almost, be possible.
There is a slightly eerie feel to this Ellie. Good to see something completely different
EJWilkins: I think Ian's worked out what that might be, hadn't thought of it as a line of soldiers possibly ready to do some shooting.

I like "different", although I don't manage it very often. wink
Buen contraluz.
EJWilkins: muchas gracias
(apesadumbrado, no hablo espa√Īol, yo conf√≠o en Babelfish)
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 13 Aug 2009, 18:12
Excellent image, Ellie, one of my favorites for today. The silhouetted feel, the faint outline of mountains in the back is perfect. Well captured! What were you doing here after their training?
EJWilkins: Gosh, thank you Mia.

separate reply by email wink
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Aug 2009, 18:21
This makes me think of those awful pictures that the news channels on TV like to show when they say that "another x no. of soldiers have been killed in Afganistan. The MOD have not yet named them". Let;s just hope that these guys survive should then end up over there at some point.
EJWilkins: Mmm, yes, I can see what you mean.

Here's a bit more about UOTC, it's easier than trying to paraphrase it.
http://www.army.mod.uk/UOTC/5458.aspx
I like this shilhouette.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 15 Aug 2009, 03:38
I feel like saluting them for good reason, Ellie.
This is a stunning picture Ellie. I really like it.

It nearly made me cry, wondering how many of them will still be here in 12 months time.
great composition, and excellent silhouettes

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