It's a Boy Shouts the RCMP Officer


posted on 23rd of july, 2013

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Not sure how many hours Kate was in labour but I sat for 5 and half hours on the sidewalk awaiting her arrival on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Canada Day.

Thank heavens it was a beautiful day with no humidity and not a cloud in the sky. I got there at 6:30 a.m. scouted around for what I thought would be the best spot. They had fenced in an area where she would be descending from the carriage and walking up to her seat, but being a bit claustrophobic I choose the entrance where the carriage was to arrive. So I thought.

After trying to get information out of the RCMP as to which entrance the carriage would come in through, and they would not commit, I picked my spot and hoped it was the right entrance.

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I had picked the right entrance; it was noon the sun a blazing and the crowds were shouting and clapping ….they were coming. I was getting nervous as I only had about 60 seconds to get an image. Will I shake? I could not have a tripod in this crowd, hand held only…quickly I held up my camera ……click click click…that’s it out of sight now. Did I get the images in focus? Quickly I looked at the back of my camera….I was so happy to see these images in focus.

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Congratulations William and Kate


Comments (7)

Posted by Lenutaidi on August 29, 2013
Nice!Yes....I hope they sell well for you.
Posted by Fallostupido on August 29, 2013
Good job
Posted by Infokus408 on July 25, 2013
nice shots!
Posted by Sml on July 24, 2013
Thank you for you comments, yes looking at the back of the camera can be deceiving only the computer really tells the truth. S
Posted by Clearvista on July 24, 2013
It all came together. Must have been good to see the great photo on your computer when you got back. Makes it all worth while.
Posted by Rigsby8131 on July 23, 2013
You certainly found the right spot, great images!!! I hope they sell well for you.
Posted by Suyerry on July 23, 2013
Nice Story...glad you got your shots! Really Nice! :)



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