3 days into a supposed summer break from anything resembling celebrity photography and a personal casual visit to the Prudential Ride London event this Saturday soon changed all that. Busmans Holiday thoughts sprang to mind. No rest for the wicked was the other?
purely a supportive visit (ex racer myself but retired after 5 years at a whopping 22 with a few wins an placings gracing the local rags) Team GB cyclists Olympic medalists Dani King and golden Girl Laura Trott (front page of the London Evening Standard on Friday enough said!) were top billing in the 96 international rider Womens Grand Prix on The Mall in Central London.
So with a spot on The Mall at the 25m marker (finish line was waty too crowded) and with camera in hand de press rigged with no flash to sort of blend in the background. The casual intention was MAYBE getting the odd shot of Dani or Laura flying past and not much more was expected.
10 minutes later and the photos in the gallery below tell a different story. Race finish shots are slighly off on focus. I’m now back on holiday again keeping one eye open for this Kate Moss in Asda photo.
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