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Opening Ceremony: Rings 2 by ggeudraco Opening Ceremony: Rings 2 by ggeudraco
Taken at the Olympic Stadium, Stratford, London, during the Technical Rehearsal of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics - at a standing location close to the centre stage!

As the Pandemonium section reaches its climax, five giant metal rings over the stadium...then join together...then spray sparks over the centre stage in a rain of fire. Amazing to see.

~150 photos of the event @ [link]
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The-Chibi-Shinigami Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'm Really Glad I saw the Opening Ceremony
But NOT BEIJING'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:(
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ggeudraco Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beijing's one wasn't so bad :p
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The-Chibi-Shinigami Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
ARE U KIDDING!!!!!!
SEE FOR YOURSELF [link]
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fredrickburn Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
I remember seeing this and thinking "WOW"

Thanks for uploading the photo
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ggeudraco Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem at all :D
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fredrickburn Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Still, thanks
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cookiefur Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I wondered if anyone from the site would have been there to snap photos... I was right!
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ggeudraco Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite a lot too, I'm sure you gathered too :p
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cookiefur Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I wish i was there with my camera :(
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ggeudraco Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't feel too bad - I pretty much missed some of the good atmosphere as a result of being too busy taking snapshots.
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cookiefur Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
How much was a ticket to the opening?
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ggeudraco Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Prices ranged from 20.12 to 2012.
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cookiefur Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, I see what they did there :)

I'd be angling toward the lower price ranges xD
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ggeudraco Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As did most of the people, and most of them lost out. Cause quite a bit of uproar last year :/
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SPARTAN2010 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
never been proud to be british until that night xD
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ggeudraco Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It was an amazing moment for a lot of us, I'm sure :)
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joyfulcompass Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Photographer
I'm glad that they kept a good lid on it so that we all were expecting, going into the opening ceremony :)
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ggeudraco Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd like to say that I did my part in keeping quiet :) The press did their part too.
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Almiras Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing effect! I bet it looked awe inspiring IRL =D
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ggeudraco Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It did, but I'm stupid in that I concentrate more on the shot than having fun and getting truly in the moment.

Contrast this with the fact that I was at the first corner of the women's road cycling race yesterday. No photos of the start, because I concentrated more on flapping a Union Jack and getting truly in the moment, than the shot.
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KiwiFizz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The rings were really amazing and beautiful, I wish I could see it in person
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ggeudraco Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looked pretty for sure. Being in the standing area helped too, since you could be much closer to those rings :)
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