Pic Of The Week (47/2012) – Bulgarian National Guard

Sofia, 9 November 2012: Soldiers of the Bulgarian National Guard saluting as the casket with late Patriarch Maxim is put into the funeral car

Bulgarian National Guardsmen saluting
Bulgarian National Guardsmen saluting during Patriarch Maxim’s funeral

(Image Copyright 2012 © by Johann Brandstätter/ JB Photography)

Like most other press photographers I stood wedged in a crowd of mourners outside Alexander Nevski Cathedral for hours, waiting for the memorial service to end. When the pallbearers finally emerged from the cathedral and placed the open casket into the funeral car the honor guard saluted.
It turned out, I had just about the best position to capture everything.

Canon EOS 50D & Canon EF 70-200mm L USM (@200mm); f/4.0; 1/5000; ISO 800