That is a very good question. When I see photos like the one above, I think, yes it was. Though it was so tiring and exhausting, that I just don’t know. I don’t like the way some of the other photographers treat me. I don’t really like the way Cycling Australia treat me either. I don’t really know what I have done wrong. I hate feeling like everyone hates me. I know it isn’t true, but there is a certain amount of bitchiness that seems to come with cycling around the photographers. Perhaps that is everywhere. It does get boring having to prove myself constantly.
On the up side, it was great to see how an international event is conducted. So different to the events I’m used to. They are so serious and everyone runs around with serious faces. There is no room for mistakes. I made one, and almost lost my accreditation, though it was one that I didn’t know about. Apparently you should know everything before you go, I don’t know how you are meant to know everything, especially when no one tells you anything. They stuffed up my accreditation and then I missed all the other stuff, so how am I supposed to know. I would just like to say to the UCI, that just because you think it is obvious, doesn’t mean it is, and that maybe you should give people an information sheet telling them where they can and can’t go.
I did meet some fantastic people. Made some contacts and took 8305 photos. Some of the photos are absolute crap, while others have been good, and I know once I go through them carefully, I will find some gems, like the one above. The one above of Victoria Pendelton has been cropped heavily and had other things done to it. I really like it. I know there will be others.
I also enjoyed going out in the breaks and taking some other photos. It was good to discover some different perspectives. I was hoping to show you another one of the tracks today, but our internet connection has gone crazy, and we are on slow mode. Something is happening to it and we don’t quite get it.
It was good, in retrospect not to have had apron access, I really like that I had to think outside the box. Some of the images I got were really good and I am looking forward to trying some of them out another time. Now I have to find some time to go through all the images and see if I can do other stuff to them.