Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Olympic Torch

I got to see the Olympic torch on it's way through Swindon, such excitement, great to be in a super happy crowd. Did get a photo but not all that good but it has to be my picture of the day

I managed to get into a good position, I noticed a space across the road from where I was originally so made my way there. Then they closed the road and people were venturing into the centre of it. so darted across to the other side again and sitting on the ground I had a brilliant view. I should have left the camera on single frames but I wasn't sure I would get anything if I did so put it on multiframe which resulted in not very good pictures but I WAS THERE
I did take lots of photos of the crowds too so at some stage I will be making a layout of the event.
Because the last few hours of having the PB monitor on were taken up with the excitement and afterwards relaxing in Neil shop my reading were much lower. Do hope that will be noticed and the rest put down to my anxiety.

I have a page to share


I thought I had already scrapped these photos but I can't find a page with them on anywhere so must assume I haven't.
The splashes were cut on Robo using a dingbat font SC Inkblot and a mirror sticky backed plastic which I had picked up at the sale we have at the church.

Today I am grateful for the excitement of the day
for not having the squeezing of my arm any longer
for being a little nearer to our holiday of a lifetime.


Maria Ontiveros said...

Congrats! So glad you got to see it. I remember seeing it in 1984.

Shirley said...

Well done on getting your photo Mary, great to be part of the event and enjoy the moment.

S said...

Oh how fun to be there to see the flame on its journey. I like your page too. I often think about scrapping certain photos and then not remembering if I actually did or didn't. I need a system for queueing them up.

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Wow, looks like you had a great view.

Great page, too - what a great idea for the splash shapes. I never remember to use dingbats until I see someone else use them.

Tara O said...

Fabulous page! I love it!!

A place for me to put the pictures of layouts I have done that I am pleased with, to put in the poems I write and to add snippets of things that have caught my eye