Actually, it was for the people in front of me behind the fence that kept the normal people from royalty strolling through the capital of Slovenia. See, if you don’t get the accreditation or any of the pools (not difficult to miss out in a country where these processes are subject to various other factors 😉 ), you go guerilla 😀
So, I go down on my knees, shoot through the bars, and you still get to see everything. Although people are not always nice – more often they are completely rude, insulting and primitive, and most often the people who take themselves for civilized and more dignified. I ran into nice people that understood. But unfortunately, they fell victim to the same people some of us photographers at that spot fell to. The official accredited press photographers (and some accredited enthusiasts 😉 X 2).
Thank you for your understanding.
Nevertheless, I accomplished my mission of not missing out on the historical event. I got the queen and she even smiled at me. Sure, I must’ve looked stupid poking my lens through the bars of the fence. 😀
Queen Elizabeth II finished her three-day visit to Slovenia and is already in Slovakia. The two most often confused countries in a package? Fortunately she’s not Bush, who might just forget which is which. 😀