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I'm still here with back problems, pesky thing. It's getting better, fingers crossed it will be perfect in the next few days.
Well, some fun during the week, my son managed a clean sweep of offers from his university choices. He chose five and received five. We couldn't believe it when they all came through, I mean, you expect to be waiting nervously for one offer and hoping that two come along so he could have an insurance, then all five come through giving two to choose from for his firm and three for his insurance. Perfect!
It was also my sons 21st on Tuesday of this week. 21, I think I remember that, well maybe not the night, but some of the year. In actual fact, it was the November of my 21st year that my son was born, they are good memories.

What on earth was going on last night, the wind was ridiculous, I thought I would find my polytunnel in the next town. It really did get a bit of a battering.
Then today we had silent rain, that sounds weird, but it's true. The dogs were at the door so I got up to let them out, when I opened the door it was absolutely hammering it down, enough to limit vision down the garden, amazingly there was absolutely no sound, not a pitta patta or anything else. Totally strange and rather surreal.

Tonight's upload is from a while ago, 2009 to be precise. I went to Tynemouth's derelict lido with a few friends. After taking some shots of the sunrise and thelido itself I spotted this lad who was with his boxing trainer. He was really getting put through his paces. The trainer was stood at the top of the steps that run up the cliff and this lad was running down them, along the length of the promenade and back, then without stopping or slowing down he went straight up the steps again, touched the top railing then repeated the process.
He was making me feel rather inferior, so I decided to do my exercises. Down 2, 3, 4. Change the lens 2, 3, 4. Up 2, 3, 4. Raise arms 2, 3, 4 and press shutter release. Woo, feeling tired just thinking about it.

Hope you like this, thanks for looking and for any comments.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Aug 2009 - 12:00 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Custom
Title:Shadow Boxing
Username:Hop-A-Long Hop-A-Long
Uploaded:23 Nov 2012 - 9:49 PM
Tags:Beach, Boxer, Portraits / people, Running, Sea, Sport, Steps, Training
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7328 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom885 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 10:05 PM

How come the trainer always manages to bag the cushy spot? We can see who's doing the work here.
University offers are like buses. You wait all morning then five come along together.
Moira

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 10:13 PM

Strange as it may seem I am NOT giving you a vote specifically for your hilarious yet well-phrased introduction, Andy. Once upon a time I would have taken your description

Quote: I decided to do my exercises. Down 2, 3, 4. Change the lens 2, 3, 4. Up 2, 3, 4. Raise arms 2, 3, 4 and press shutter release.

as that of a good session at the bar, apart from the change lens and shutter release sections because of course I would not have had a camera with me for a session at the bar.
Since those days I have grown up a bit; I no longer have sessions at bars, but I do take my camera with me on the infrequent occasions when I go to a bar . . . . .

But I am going to give you a vote for the photo, because I too have been to the Tynemouth lido with a camera and found it a fine subject for abstract images but could not organise a 'people shot' even if there had been anybody there to organise. Here, apart from the excellent composition, you have a subject who could box his way out of far more than a paper bag - and his shadow - in classic pose. And he's heading in my direction, so I shall sign off before he arrives GrinSmileTongueWink

Regards
Bill

Last Modified By woolybill1 at 23 Nov 2012 - 10:14 PM
SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53997 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2012 - 10:18 PM


Quote: Down 2, 3, 4. Change the lens 2, 3, 4. Up 2, 3, 4. Raise arms 2, 3, 4 and press shutter release. Woo, feeling tired just thinking about it.

Sounds like the only sort of exercise I get too. Grin Give me inferiority any time. Wink
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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 1:13 AM

Nice light and good compo.

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 6:03 AM

He's just given himself a good biff on the nose in his shadow, Andy Grin. Great capture. Carol

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 10:17 AM

I tried the shadow boxing once..... and lost on points!!

Dave

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 5:09 PM

But is it doing him any good? Loved your intro!
Ann

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 11:52 AM

Nicely captured image with a great shadow! Especially enjoyed your intro.

Ann

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2012 - 11:55 AM

A candid with a punch Smile Excellent shot Andy.
Rende

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 4Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 - 11:59 AM

Great info and shot SmileSmileSmileSmileWink
Brian

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