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(Finepix F550EXR, f6.1, 1/180secs, ISO100, -2/3EV, processed from RAW with RawTherapee, cropped and straightened with The GIMP),

I took this at the London2012 Olympics Marathon (12 August 2012), at Trafalgar Square – wonderful atmosphere, the crowds were cheering every single runner or group of runners, from the first to the last (this guy was one-before-last on that lap, and I think he was cheered on just as much as the leaders, if not more). Everything was very well organised, and very relaxed at the same time – I’m glad I went to see it and capture some of it.

I found a place where I could step up on the base of a barrier, and take a shot or two before falling back down – most shots were taken single-handed, and on a wobbly support, so I had to straighten this, and crop out someone’s coiffure right in front of me – but there was still enough left. Luckily I shot this in RAW (don’t often do that, but this time I thought I’d better, in case I need some extra detail – and I did).

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london 2012, marathon, olympics, running, crowd, supporters, trafalgar square, london, uk

Comments

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 2 years ago

    What a wonderful vantage point you had … great perspective, capturing the atmosphere !

  • Yes, I got lucky :-) The atmosphere was great, people were cheering every single group and individual, from the first to the last (this guy was one-before-last on that lap, and I think he was cheered on just as much as the leaders). Everything was very well organised, and very relaxed at the same time – I’m glad I went to see it and capture some of it. Thank you very much for stopping by, much appreciated

    – Themis

  • Simon Duckworth
    Simon Duckworthalmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you :-)

    – Themis

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpolealmost 2 years ago

    Featured in my PEOPLE ON THE STREET collection for 12.09.2012

  • Thank you very much for the honour, really appreciated – I think the link behind the banner got lost :-) (where is that collection?)

    – Themis

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekalmost 2 years ago

    Great capture … I’m sure the atmosphere was wonderful!

  • Thank you very much, I’m glad you like it – and yes, the atmosphere was great, I’m glad I went!

    – Themis

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