I was interested to see what some of the world's best photographers caught from the Olympics opening ceremony last night, and day One of competition today so I stopped by at Getty Images to check on their stable's pics. And I discovered something new and interesting.
They've set up this thing called Moodstream which provides an automated slideshow of photographs, video clips set to music mined from their enormous back catalogue and you can use sliders to choose the stuff displayed according to your mood. Or the mood you want to create. There's slidebars to adjust for Happy/Sad, Calm/Lively, Humorous/Serious, Nostalgic/Contemporary, Warm/Cool.
There's a button to select any one of the scenes shown to your own preset mood board - and of course, all images and video area vailable for instant purchase under rights managed provision.
Coolness factor is off the chart.
And the Getty Images standard Sports page here.
And from The Big Picture blog, the best of the best of pics about the Opening Ceremony. Plenty of symmetry. Perhaps the most charming is the last pic in the series, not even taken near the stadium.