Captain of the SS Dementieva
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bridge SS Dementieva
Re: The SS Dementieva, New Horizons
Well, just had a miserable day at the Edgbaston event, tickets cost a fortune, they have ruined the event by leaving no where to sit and watch the practice courts anymore and the security was supplied by "rentagoon" on a buy 1 get 4 free basis. I have not even seen that many "security" guards at Wimbledon or RG or anywhere else, all about 14 years old in dark shades, black suits and earpieces behaving as if they were the secret service telling you "cant go here cant go there cant take photos unless your cameras a piece of shit disposable that doesn't work.
This brings be onto a question for Rix or anyone else that knows about photography at tennis events, I have a Canon DSL 700d with 18 to 200mm lens, apparently "that's professional" it isn't, and I cant use it at all or else rentagoon TM will escort you from the premises. Never had this before at Wimb RG or Eastbourne, all much MUCH bigger events, is this even right?
Anyways, oh how I miss the days of seeing Lena live, having to sit through 20mins of Hantuchova (thank god it rained) and her 75mph first service and endless pissing about that makes Sharapova look quick, only a close up view of the rather magnificent chassis and legs of Wickedmayer made the day worth the £100 it cost.
Captain of the all new SS Dementieva
Once a Lena fan always a Lena fan