Before you start reading, these posts are going to very quick as I am behind on blogs and I want to get all caught up by tomorrow. I will try to talk about the day a little bit, but mostly it will be pictures only.
I was assigned to cover Rowing at Eaton Dorey, England. I don’t know much about rowing but I will say it’s very difficult to shoot. You have a few options for shooting position. One would be sitting towards the finish line where you might get some reaction but that spot isn’t the best because you don’t ever see the rowers faces. The second option is shoot from the docks on the starting line, but once they get a few hundred feet out you can’t shoot them. The third option is ride in the back of a truck that is modified for photographers to sit in and drive along the side of the course. That sounds like the best option but it’s so bumpy it’s very hard to shoot.
Here are some of the photos.
After the rowing was over, I got back on the media bus and took the hour bus ride to the media transportation hub where I got on another bus to Olympic Park where I would shoot USA Women’s Water Polo.