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149th Melbourne Cup Week 2009 – Wrapup

As the last horse rounded the bend for the final furlong, the glasses all drained of champagne and the Birdcage all but a glimmer of its housing of celebrities and glamor it was time to call it a day on what has been an incredible ride for four days during the 149th Melbourne Cup Week for 2009.

Not straying to far away from the action, the days started with papin the crowd of race goers in the morning, then followed with a splash of fashion at the inaugural “Fashion on the Fields” which was over seen by Jeff Banks, with a pit stop to the L’oreal Tent it was off to finish the rest of the day in the Birdcage, hopping from Marquee to Marquee, however the place to be was “Lavazza Bar” which seemed to have all the action on each of the days.

Canon EOS-10D with 24-70mm, 24mm @ F/4.5, 1/200sec

Canon EOS-10D with 24-70mm, 24mm @ F/4.5, 1/200sec

The entertainment was excellent, the atmosphere was electric, the guests and celebrities just having fun and once every so often it all stopped for the sound of hooves thundering over a grassy track and then it was back to partying hard.

Some of the celebrities that I had the pleasure of meeting were: Nadia Townsend, Simone Callahan & Shane Warne, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Kate Waterhouse & Lara Bingle, George Colombaris & Matt Preston, Laura Dundovic, Richard Nylon & Gwendolynne Burki, Steve Hooker & Ekaterina Kostetskaya, Tommy Lee, Joel & Benji Madden from Good Charlotte, Simon Westaway, Rachael Finch, Rebecca Twigley and Kate Twigley,  Alannah Hill, Guy Grossi, Jeff Banks, Michael Klim and Lindy Klim, Ashley Roberts from the Pussy Cat Dolls, Emma Freedman, Daniel Macpherson just to name a few, so you can imagine the four days were a blast.

Canon EOS-10D with 24-70mm, 70mm @ F/4.5, 1/125sec

Canon EOS-10D with 24-70mm, 45mm @ F/4.0, 1/180sec

Canon EOS-10D with 24-70mm, 45mm @ F/4.0, 1/180sec

Canon EOS-10D with 24-70mm, 24mm @ F/4.5, 1/160sec

I wish to give a huge thank you to Carmine Pascuzzi from Media Search who had me shooting for him for the duration of the event, such an incredible experience and I look forward to many many more, you can see a writeup of the event on Media Search website

Further images can be seen in our Melbourne Cup 2009 Collection

Until the next photographic adventure ….thats all for now: Brett Robson – Freelance Media Photographer

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