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07/27/2012

Opening Ceremonies = a long day + Clicker Ticker abuse!

Steve Russell - Staff Photographer - @RussellPhotos

I tell my daughters, "you get what you get and you don't get upset."

Now if only I could follow my own advice. I had a less than ideal position for the Opening Ceremony. I took it out on my fellow photographers and a poor guy that works at the COC. 

I don't really feel bad though, part of the job is to try to get the best possible position for the paper.

But it truly was a really bad spot.

Here are some of my favourites from the opening!

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Spectators wait for the show to start to kick off the 30th Olympiad!

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Part of the opening, while fans took their seats was a little cricket match.

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Rain falls into the Stadium during the Opening Ceremonies.

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Silk sheets representing the water that surrounds the Britsh Isles covers the spectators in the Stadium during the opening ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.

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Smoke stacks representing the industrial revolution rise in the Stadium.

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Molten iron creates one of the rings.

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 Representing the story of Peter Pan children jump  on beds in the Stadium.

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The the song rocket man a rocket man takes off in the Stadium.

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A woman in a ball moshes in the Stadium during the opening ceremonies.

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Dancers throw powder up in the air in the Stadium during the opening ceremonies.

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It's almost 4 am as I put together this blog, I have no idea what's going on in this picture!

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Lead by Simon Whitfield, Team Canada enters the Stadium.

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Team GB (Great Britain) enters the stadium.

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Cyclists with wings circle the stadium during the opening ceremonies.

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One of the bikes take flight.

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Muhammad Ali was on hand to present the Olympic flag.

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The Olympic Flame after being lit begins to take shape.

And Now the Clicker Ticker.....

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Alexandre Despatie trains in the Aquatic Centre.

 

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These photos are fantastic! Thank You Steve!

Awesome. Thank you. Will be following throughout. Great shots.

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