After a week of shooting features of the city and press conferences the Olympic games have finally started. My first assignment would be Road Cycling men’s and women’s through the streets of London. This is was a two day event men’s was Saturday and women’s was Sunday.
When I have shot cycling in the past there is always some way to get ahead of the riders to get a few different angle, but not for this race. I spent a few hours the previous night to see if I could and by the estimated times of how long it took to get to the places I wanted to shoot from it wasn’t possible.
So I was kind of stuck, once the riders would pass by me at the start line I had 4 hours to kill. So I would go have lunch wonder around the area and do a little exploring.
Here are my favorite images from the Men’s Race on Saturday.
Just as I was leaving there was a huge crowd of people all trying to leave the same time and I was in a human traffic jam. I was carrying all of my gear just pushing my way through so I could get out.
On to Sunday for the Women’s race.
Most of the day was rainy an cold and the weather held out but as the riders were 50 km from the finish line it started pouring down rain. Which made for a few cool frames.
After the race was over, I wasn’t shooting the medal ceremony so I booked it to the Tube Station to head to Olympic Park to shoot USA Men’s Water polo.