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London 2012

By Nick_w      
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.

Tags: Photo journalism Olympics Portraits and people London 2012 Super saturday Sports and action

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mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.9k 2166 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 10:24PM
'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.

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Richsr 13 91 223 England
5 Aug 2012 10:39PM
A good capture Nick make a fine memory for this great event.
Regards Richard.
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
5 Aug 2012 10:59PM
I agree with Moira's remarks in toto: a fine shot capturing the cameraman in a posture displaying enthusiasm and encouragement.
Sezz 15 619 15 England
5 Aug 2012 11:10PM
He certainly has something about him, excellent capture Nick, a superb conversion!

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taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
6 Aug 2012 2:04AM
special to be there---
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.9k 2166 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 7:29AM
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.
NaturesHaven 8 283 6 England
6 Aug 2012 7:46AM
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
dathersmith 12 565 12 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 4:33PM
Great work Nick, wish I could have been there myself.

LesF 13 182 9
6 Aug 2012 7:15PM
Hope you enjoyed the whole experience on Saturday Nick, interesting alternative capture this too

derekhansen 11 210 24 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 11:07PM
Superb shot Nick. Lots of impact and mono the perfect choice here.

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