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A competitor from yesterday's womens' 49th World Coal Carrying Championships. They have to run about a mile with 20kg of coal in the sack

Brand:PENTAX Corporation
Camera:Pentax K10D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Apr 2012 - 12:08 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Determination
Username:Alan_Baseley Alan_Baseley
Uploaded:10 Apr 2012 - 9:03 AM
Tags:49th World Coal Carrying Championships, Black & white, Gawthorpe, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Yorkshire
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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 10:51 AM

Good expression and tones Alan
Regards Richard

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danmclean
danmclean  8 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 11:24 AM

Good action shot,,,

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 11:33 AM

An excellent action capture, Alan, there's certainly a look of grim determination on her face Smile Carol

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 3:36 PM

Yes,but how far can they run with a barrel of Guinness on their backs Alan !!
Unusual shot.
Good one.
Mick.

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
10 Apr 2012 - 3:46 PM

Very good actionshot. *****
Cor.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 4:43 PM

Unusual subject, but an excellent shot - Carole

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JohnChambersPhotography

Works very well in B/w good action shot.

John

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 6:46 PM

Great shot !

Keep the fires burning.

Rock

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 7:38 PM

A really good capture.

Gerry

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8799 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1613 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 9:39 PM

Great picture showing determination coupled with enthusiasm, but my first thought, Alan, was WHY? So I had to find out more.
I thought it interesting that the championships are sponsored by Funeral Directors, I'd need them if I took partTongue!
"The Coal Carrying Championships are recognised by The Guinness Book of Records". It celebrates the anniversary of a 1963 bar-room bet and is part of the Mayday celebrations.

"At the century-old Beehive Inn situated in Gawthorpe the following incident took place one day in 1963. Reggie Sedgewick and one Amos Clapham, a local coal merchant and current president of the Maypole Committee were enjoying some well-earned liquid refreshment whilst stood at the bar lost in their own thoughts. When in bursts one Lewis Hartley in a somewhat exuberant mood. On seeing the other two he said to Reggie, ”Ba gum lad tha’ looks buggered!” slapping Reggie heartily on the back. Whether because of the force of the blow or because of the words that accompanied it, Reggie was just a little put out.‘’Ah’m as fit as thee’’ he told Lewis, ‘’an’ if tha’ dun’t believe me gerra a bagga coil on thi back an ‘ah’ll get one on mine an ‘ah’ll race thee to t’ top o’ t’ wood!’’ (Coil, let me explain is Yorkshire speak for coal ). While Lewis digested the implications of this challenge a Mr. Fred Hirst, Secretary of the Gawthorpe Maypole Committee (and not a man to let a good idea go to waste) raised a cautioning hand. ” ‘Owd on a minute,’’ said Fred and there was something in his voice that made them all listen. ‘Aven’t we been looking fer some’at to do on Easter Monday? If we’re gonna ‘ave a race let’s ‘ave it then. Let’s ‘ave a coil race from Barracks t’ Maypole.’’ (The Barracks being the more common name given by the locals to The Royal Oak Public House) .
Thus was born The World Coal Carrying Championships!"

Well, well, well, I learn something every day.
Pamela.

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4245 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 8:57 PM

What a strange but very Brtitish event! Great take
Jason

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