March 18th, 2015.
I'm not going to lie, this one sucked. Not only was I shooting from over 50m distant in a huge crowd from about the sixth row; but it was ill-lit, the interviews were mostly side-on, the lighting changed colour randomly, it was freezing cold.... and I knew I'd have to leave early to do a late night conference call with the United States.
So with all expectations as to quality suitably lowered, here's how one of the biggest, most dramatic and impressive premieres in recent memory was pretty badly organised, and additionally poorly captured by me. Argh:
What I didn't know yet (and couldn't) was that both the level where I took the above photo AND the level below it (in front, with the fence) would both be inexplicably closed to bystanders for the premiere, and nobody without an invite was getting down to where the grass was. Damn
I'm not going to lie, that was rubbish. The location was spectacular, but the lighting was apalling, the lack of a stage annoying, and the lack of exterior visibility of arriving stars totally misused the opportunity afforded by the venue. And security were idiots who should be allowed access to any mental process more taxing than contemplating the rounded edges of a spoon.
I'd say "until next time" but frankly that's meant to be tomorrow and I'm not sure I could be bothered right now..... but I probably can. (Also, it's past midnight, which means "next time" is theoretically "later today")