Monday, 21 February 2011

An Olympian Ruby Tuesday Vancouver 2010

A year ago I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the opening of the Vancouver Winter Games. I had two cameras and four lens with me. I must of looked like a press guy !!!!!! I had my camera set to take 3 pictures a second so it was a lot of fun going threw what ended up being a couple thousand pics on several cards. Sad story to all this was that I miss placed the cards before I ever looked at them when I got home. Any way here are a few of those pics. One I think is amazing as I caught the skier going threw the rings bang on.

The Canadian team entering the Pacific Stadium. The roar from the crowd was deafening

A close up of our team

Michelle Jean our then Governor General dressed in a gray dress, and our Prime Minister Steven Harper with his wife who is dressed in red
Anne Murry, Donald Sullivan, and Terry Fox's Mother are a few here bringing in the Olympic Flag

The Polar Bear was just beautiful, this was just before the whale part that was just incredible to see. The ice here was just starting to break apart it looked so real.

This is a simulated mountain and skiers are going down the sides, wonderful to see. Thank God I had zoom lens so I could get a closer look. I spent way to much time changing Cameras and zoom lens, But I am glad I did it.

This is a close up of the aerial skiers

A couple of the torch lighters, there was 4 of them

Wayne Gretzky lighting his part of the torch. Of course this became world famous as part of the torch failed to open up. Being in the stadium we had no idea there was a problem. Leave it to the press to harp on it for days

and finally my favourite picture out of thousands. I was so glad I was able to get it. Here again I used a zoom and the shutter was set at 3 pics a second. 

Anyway I hope you all enjoy these few pics from The Vancouver Olympics one year ago this week