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Just a snap shot In harsh mid day sun- so I know this wont go down well, but this summed up yesterday for me. Just to be part of one of the greatest sporting events, OK we were privaledged to have had seats for the morning session, oh for it to have been the afternoon - but i'm not complaining. All I can say is the organisation was first rate, I can't fault one tiny bit about it, not even the tubes, all ran like clockwork - even leaving the stadium - 7 minutes from Stratford international on the Javelin line to Kings Cross was amazing.

This is one of the BBC cameramen - Donald Conley (name on his badge on one of the other shots), watching Usain Bolt prepare for the 100m heat, he was just about to get some crowd action, the olympic champion Bolt was only about 20M away at the start line - oh how I wisdh I'd taked the dSLR. The guy certainly has an Aura about him.

Unusually for me very little done in PS other than straighten as best as I could, and a quick conversion to mono.

Camera:Olympus E-PL1
Lens:Olympus 14-42mm Lens
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Flash:Unknown (0xdee1)
Title:London 2012
Username:Nick_w Nick_w
Uploaded:5 Aug 2012 - 10:15 PM
Tags:London 2012, Olympics, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Sports / action, Super saturday
Votes:33

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7454 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 10:24 PM

'Just a snapshot'. Sir John Herschel coined the word in 1860, to define the movement of photography out of the neck-in-a-brace studio into real life. He didn't totally approve, but real life has left that behind. This is brilliant. And it's real.
Moira

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 10:39 PM

A good capture Nick make a fine memory for this great event.
Regards Richard.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 10:59 PM

I agree with Moira's remarks in toto: a fine shot capturing the cameraman in a posture displaying enthusiasm and encouragement.
Ronnie.

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 11:10 PM

He certainly has something about him, excellent capture Nick, a superb conversion!

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 2:04 AM

special to be there---

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mrswoolybill
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6 Aug 2012 - 7:29 AM

Couldn't give my award until this morning. This is special - it's the light on the cameraman's face. He seems to be literally shining with pleasure.
Moira

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 7:46 AM

It's all about being there and seizing the moment....I hope you had a great time and soaked up the atmosphere.......sod everybody else........WinkWinkWinkWinkWink

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dathersmith
6 Aug 2012 - 4:33 PM

Great work Nick, wish I could have been there myself.

Darren.

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 8177 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 7:15 PM

Hope you enjoyed the whole experience on Saturday Nick, interesting alternative capture this too


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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 11:07 PM

Superb shot Nick. Lots of impact and mono the perfect choice here.
Derek

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