Tag: London

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! With 2 1/2 days left in London, I am ready to go home! I would be lying if I didn’t! I was assigned to an interesting assignment this morning, about people who live in House Boats that were kicked out of the canals around Olympic Park. Now, I am not sure why I get these kind of assignments but I think it’s a combination that I use to work for a newspaper and I can tell a good story through my pictures. Of course I am not gonna decline an assignment. I met with a USA Today writer who lives in London so we could head down to the canal area where the boats have been forced to move to.

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I covered my first water polo match after the Women’s Road Cycling event. I have never shot water polo, but everyone I have talked to said it’s a great sport to shoot. So my assignment was to shoot USA vs Montenegro at the Water Polo Arena.

When I arrived at the arena I had the photo manager show me around, as to where I could and couldn’t shoot. After the quick tour It was ready for the game. One thing, I will say about water polo is it’s now my third favorite sport to shoot, behind football and motorsports of course. The splashing of the water and how the dunk each others head in the water to get the ball, makes for great pictures.

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Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and widely considered to be the biggest and the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877 as today my assignment was to go shoot features of the venue for a story that one of the writers was working on.

After it taking an hour to get there via the Tube, I was ready to get to work. There was just one small problem. It was 1pm and the light was awful. So I did what I could with the harsh light but I had to wait. I sat at a restaurant in the food court for a few hours waiting for the sun to set,  which makes for better images.

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After walking 14.5 miles the day before, I needed a day to relax. I didn’t have anything scheduled to shoot so I spent most of the day in the MPC just hanging out and working on some images from the previous days.

Right when I was about to leave to head back to the hotel a read a tweet saying there was smoke coming from Olympic Stadium. I hurried out there to see what was going on, but by the time I arrived it was extinguished.

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After staying up until almost 4a.m. last night, I had a 7a.m. wakeup call to head to Birmingham, London to shoot the Jamaican Team Training Camp Pre-Olympic Event. I was super excited for this event because Jamaican sprinter, and Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt would be there. Knowing I would have pretty decent access during the event made me anxious to get there, but I knew I would need a good breakfast to keep me going all day. So, I headed downstairs for my first English styled breakfast with my co-worker JD Mercer and ordered fried and scrambled eggs. While the fried egg was really good, I can’t say the same for the scrambled eggs that tasted as if they were soaked in a gallon of water. Needless to say, I did not finish those.

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After months of planning and waiting, I am about to leave the country for 23 days to cover the biggest sporting event in the world! The 2012 Summer Olympics in London!! To be honest I have been extremely nervous for months. I have left the country before, but only to Toronto, which doesn’t even feel like you’ve left the country.

This is the first time traveling overseas so I really don’t know what to expect. I filled out all of my customs paperwork to ensure I would be allowed into the country with all of my gear. From what other photographers who have already arrived in London have said getting through customs is pretty easy. I was extremely relieved to hear that.

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