My wife (Kate) and I have been trying desperately to get some Olympic event tickets for both the Olympics and the Para Olympics but with no joy whatsoever. Well not in our price range anyway, we were set on getting tickets for events in the Olympic Stadium because it was really there that we wanted to experience the Olympic atmosphere. We did apply online for two tickets priced at £150 each which to our surprise seemed to be accepted however when we clicked the confirm and pay button it came back asking for £3000! We checked several times the tickets were definitely showing at £150 each but when it came to pay were £1500 each. Needless to say we didn’t buy them. I am just a poor photographer after all.
Anyway, although we couldn’t get tickets for the stadium we decided we did want to go up and look around the Olympic Park, luckily we did manage to get tickets for that and last Tuesday we went up with our two sons Robert and Nicholas to look around.
We actually got tickets for the 4.00 PM to 9.00 Pm slot which I thought was a great as I’m a big fan of low light photography and it knew it would start to get dark before we left. We had a thouroughly enjoyable time and were very impressed with the park, it’s huge, very interesting and very well designed.
I do have to mention as well, the camera I took with me was my Nikon D7000, I didn’t take a tripod as I thought there may be problems using it in the park (turns out quite a few people did have tripods and were allowed to use them). Anyway because I didn’t have one and had to hand hold my camera I was forced really t o use a high ISO. The night time shots here were taken with the ISO set between 2500 and 5000 and I have to say I’m pretty impressed with the results. Shutter speeds were between 1/20 sec and 1/80 sec.
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