Friday, 26 October 2012

Olympic Torch

I've had a happy morning sorting through some photos :) Photobox is having a sale right now - tip for UK readers!! You can buy discounted credit now for prints or photobooks or gifts and you have up to a month to use it, or by paying a little more you can extend the deadline to 3 months so you could use it for Christmas photos, perhaps :) The sale ends Monday evening if you're interested! Also, Photobox have launched an Australian version of their site, and new sign-ups there can get 30% off their first order and 40 free prints, too :) (No, I'm not on commission!!)

Anyway, I digress....

While sorting through my photos to take advantage of the offer (I ordered 150 prints and a photo calendar) I came across a shot that I never got round to sharing with you. Back in June, The Family and I had the chance to see the Olympic torch on its journey around the UK. We got there plenty early to make sure of a good spot, although later arrivals spilled out onto the road and could have blocked our view - but I made sure I got The Children to the front OK! So I was in a prime position to take a good photograph as the torchbearer passed by, right?


Or maybe not.... Thank you so much, person next to me who waved their flag at that very moment!!

Ah well, we were there, we saw it, and we will always remember it :) And I shall still be scrapping this photo!

15 comments:

Jane said...

lol, that sort of thing happens to me!!

alexa said...

There's always one, isn't there! Full marks for effort though :).

scrappyjacky said...

Just typical!!!!

Sian said...

Argh! Aw, well, you were there, you saw it

Kirsty.a said...

Actually, it's a very representaive photo!! In an ironic sort of way

gayle said...

Oh no! lol! Bloomin' typical :-D
Thanks for the tip, might go check them out :)

Missus Wookie said...

typical indeed. Ah well - yep the memory is still worth scrapping.

Jo said...

Oh dear, I was at the front and I was not for moving. We were lucky enough to have the torches 'kiss' in front of us so lots of photo opportunities. Can't wait to see your layout :)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

It's such a perfect photo bomb though. You couldn't duplicate that if you wanted to, which makes it uniquely special. :)

Melissa said...

Wow, it took some really good timing to get that shot! :>)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Well, you have the memory! I really need to upload and print some pictures.
Rinda

Karen said...

Oh, phooey! But, you're right, you've got the memory documented even though it wasn't quite the way you pictured it. I just ordered 140 prints due to a sale this week myself. It forced me to edit a lot of vacation photos I hadn't gotten to. Still have to learn how to use Photomatix to process the shots I bracketed so carefully!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Isn't it always the way! The very same thing happened to me when I tried to capture Lee & his fellow graduates tossing their caps this year...I was already to click & the man next to me stepped forward! Grrr!! But you should definitely scrap that photo with it's tale!! :D

Alison said...

Typical indeed!...but a great page to journal
Alison xx

Jimjams said...

Eeek - that's one way to capture the moment! Probably all the more memorable than a pristine shot tbh!