January 18th, 2009.
So.... the crowd for this one, like the last one, was a little bit excessively enthusiastic at times. More so probably because this was a weekend premiere, and diehards who are ordinarily employed during the week had a chance to line up earlier than they otherwise would (this may or may not have included me).
And with a gorgeous lead actress attending the premiere for a movie she's starring in for the first time in, like, a month, you can understand the excitement. Oh, and some dude called 'Leonardo Di Caprio' was going to show up, it was rumoured. And a couple of people seemed excited about that too.
Quick interlude : while it's the chaos of premieres I like... you know, the raw challenge of taking photos in split seconds on a camera whose low-light focus is somewhat suspect. But did you know that my camera defaults to an aperture of f8 when you change batteries on the fly? That's a fairly disastrous setting on the lens I was using...
Thought you'd like to know. We continue.
So this one wasn't one of my all-time faves, except that somehow despite some rather ungentlemanly conduct from the guys in my immediate vicinity I still managed to get some pretty good photos. All thanks to the mighty stool, which even got me enough elevation to shoot blindly over the hoarding protecting the public from the assembled paparazzi (or vice versa). Next up, I'm not sure I'll make it to the 'Valkyrie' premiere, but we shall see.
Until next time!