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Those of you who follow me will know that I had the great privilege of attending the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Paralympics.

As I reflect on 2012 I realise that this was literally a once in a lifetime opportunity, and for that opportunity I am forever indebted to my daughter Louise who obtained the ticket and invited me along.

The evening was an anticipatory celebration for competitive people from all over the world, organisers and game makers, and a wonderful audience who enjoyed every moment. I feel so special to have been one member of that huge body of people.

Here we see everyone, athletes, performers, game makers and audience as we neared the climax. I was and am proud to be British and just a tiny part in this hugely successful occasion.

I wish Rio every success in 2016 - they have a hard act to follow - I hope and pray that they succeed.

I wish everyone every blessing for 2013.

Mike

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon IXUS 230 HS
Lens:5.0 - 40.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.9 - 223.4 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 Aug 2012 - 11:59 PM
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.0
Aperture:f/3.0
Shutter Speed:1/20sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Once in a lifetime!
Username:oldgreyheron oldgreyheron
Uploaded:31 Dec 2012 - 8:39 PM
Tags:2012, London, Opening ceremony, Paralympics, Photo journalism, Sports / action
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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 10:36 PM

Well Mike

It seems all your New Years arrived at onceWink

To view it on the TV was one thing, to actually be there, must have been mind blowingGrin

Happy New Year

Adrian

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 - 11:30 PM

Very well capture. All the best for 2013.
Elena

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2012 - 11:36 PM

a very fitting new year shot, what a celebration!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 6:34 AM

It must have been wonderful to see, Mike, and you have captured it perfectly. Have a happy and healthy New Year. Carol

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dathersmith
1 Jan 2013 - 10:00 AM

A great memory captured Mike, best wishes for 2013.

Darren.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 11:21 AM

A wonderful reminder of those great games and a great image
to share with us all.
Happy new year.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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helenlouise
1 Jan 2013 - 5:09 PM

Great capture, like you I was blown away by the games. Completely hooked from the opening ceremony.
Truly was a once in a lifetime !

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