|Olympic Torch Ramsgate 2012|
I could have tried to get to the front of the crowds which were four or five deep along the harbour route but thought i would stand a better chance if i was up a little higher. So i managed to find a spot along the top which i think is Westcliffe Arcade, looking down onto Royal Parade.
This meant i had to use my 70-200mm to get a good shot in as it came around the top as by the time it reached me i would be shooting downwards anyway. The downside meant i couldn't get the harbour in the same shot, which had been my intention for a few days, but you have to make adjustments sometimes as the conditions dictate!
This is our torchbearer for this leg, Chloe Gambrill
|That's how it should be done|
I have to say i was very impressed with the organisation of the whole event, Kent Police did a great job with their motorcycle riders high fiveing the kids in the crowd as they went passed, a simple touch but a real winner, well done lads.
Thanet council did a great job with the route and crowd control and a swift clean up operation after and re opening the roads with minimal disruption.
It passed by us fairly quickly but i think it was a success and one people will remember for years to come no matter what their opinion on the Olympics is.