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The Paralympics Opening ceremony continued - the athletes arrive. I took many photographs of the flag bearers and companions as they passed my location at the opposite side form the entrance. I also tired to catch the flavour of the moment...

We start with the disco trio wheeled into the stadium to play rhythmic music throughout the sequence and the Afghan team leading the way.

We move on to a close up of the Afghanistan group as they passed me and then another view of the disco - I could not believe how the whole thing seemed to be on wheels and connected by a single cable, and how the lady "Goldierocks" kept dancing for mare than 75 minutes as the teams arrived.

After some more team flags and a colourful Mexico team, at last the UK arrives. I was completely caught off guard by the sudden emotion of the audience (we were all on our feet) and the music and effects... my photos do not do the moment justice.

There's more to come... if you can stick with me!

Mike

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 Aug 2012 - 7:51 PM
Focal Length:120mm
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Athletes' parade
Username:oldgreyheron oldgreyheron
Uploaded:2 Sep 2012 - 8:20 PM
Tags:2012 Paralympics, London, Opening ceremony, Photo journalism, Stratford, Teams, Uk
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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 10:24 PM

These are wonderful to see up close Mike.
The Mexican team look stunning in their colourful outfits.
the flag bearer's dresses are fantastic too.
But most of all the feeling those must have had is palpalable.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 6:07 AM

A wonderful set, Mike, I can imagine emotions were running particularly high during this opening ceremony. Carol

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 12:05 PM

What an event....you have certainly captured the pageantry of it. V6 and 8 are especially nice.

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