Had a superb day. Worked from home and headed into Stratford mid afternoon to go and watch the athletics. Have been pretty giddy all day and was even more so when I actually passed the gates into the stadium. Had a bit of a moment when I got to my block and the stewards were completely bemused as my seat number didn't exist. The seats were on the allocations at the ticket office however the seats had been removed and the area turned into press office. One steward decided i could sit on a seat with the press and ten minutes later his supervisor said I absolutley couldn't as I didn't have a press pass (or a big enough camera it seems!). After a bit of a faff, got relocated to another pretty good seat in front of the pole vault area and with a great view of the last bend for the 400m. No medals for team GB tonight, but did get to see Usain Bolt awarded his gold. Had a fabulous evening, took hundreds of photos - wishing I had a 300mm lens! This shot of Holly Bleasdale - I did get the press shot of her with head in hands on the crash mat, but the quality was a bit poor as she was a little way away!! I liked the mood in this as she waited for a victory ceremony to finish before taking her last and failed attempt.
Alternative shot of the empty stadium http://365project.org/sparkle/alternative-365/2012-08-07