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Next weekend see's the annual running of the Winter series of the Toughguy Championships in Wolverhampton. This is one taken last year in a location called the Killing Feilds, where they run though Mud freezing water and burning hay. its just a small part of the total 10k assualt course.
It also happened to be the day when the snow started last year and was freezing cold, not just for them but us photographers too.

Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:200 f2 + 1.4 conv & SB900
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Running Man
Username:Tonyd3 Tonyd3
Uploaded:25 Jan 2010 - 7:54 PM
Tags:Sports / action
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AJG
AJG e2 Member 5AJG vcard Scotland
25 Jan 2010 - 7:57 PM

Cracking shot.

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MB63
MB63  5 England
25 Jan 2010 - 7:57 PM

Nice shot.... Wierd people!
Marc

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LisaWhelan26
25 Jan 2010 - 7:58 PM

good picture, sad story.

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motorsportpictures

Another stunner, really good.

Scott

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martin.w
martin.w  12350 forum posts United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2010 - 8:04 PM

Looks great fun.....not!! Wink

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Dave_Holdham
25 Jan 2010 - 8:07 PM

Superb image, well captured

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colin beeley
colin beeley e2 Member 111070 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2010 - 8:30 PM

great shot. can anyone turn up & take photos there ?

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NikkiW
NikkiW  733 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Jan 2010 - 8:34 PM

is that supposed to be enjoyable..........?
great capture
nikki

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2010 - 8:35 PM

Superb capture.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2010 - 8:55 PM

Excellent work Tony, love the smoke in the background.
Regards Richard

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Tebbs
Tebbs  8 England
25 Jan 2010 - 8:56 PM

Nice one photosport1
Same question as Colin & is it on Saturday or Sunday, it looks worthy of a 2 hour drive to me.

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Tonyd3
Tonyd3  101009 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2010 - 8:59 PM

Its on Sunday check out the web for details
9.30 am is best to get in as it gets full then they stop you going in.

Thank you all for your clicks and Comments
Regards
Tony

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Tebbs
Tebbs  8 England
25 Jan 2010 - 9:05 PM

Thanks Tony
Looks like the alarm will be set for 6 on Sunday, that will please the better half.

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robmann72
robmann72  4 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2010 - 9:20 PM

Great capture, thought you had added the fire and smoke in photoshop till i read the description
Rob

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Phil_Restan
25 Jan 2010 - 9:23 PM

Full of action, excellent comp and the exposure is spot on.
Regds
Phil

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chase
chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2010 - 9:25 PM

Cracking location Tony,looks like it could be hard work for the participants !

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2010 - 9:31 PM

One of the best action shots I've seen here! What a race.
Ty

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Tebbs
Tebbs  8 England
25 Jan 2010 - 9:44 PM

That's a shame, just seen on there web site it's not open to the general public.

"Tough Security will keep out public casual visitors.
It is private to Tough Guy™ contestants and personal supporters.
Health and Safety numbers prevent opening to the public."

Looks like the wife will get her beauty sleep after all, have fun Tony & I look forward to seeing your pics next week.

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Eviscera
Eviscera  81096 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2010 - 9:51 PM

Looks a tough challenge mate Wink

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2010 - 10:01 PM

Great work and resulting image.

They must be mad!


~Alley~

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Tonyd3
Tonyd3  101009 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2010 - 10:02 PM

Tebbs

Take absolutly no notice of that, they say that every year.
Basically they can not get insurance so they use that to try to keep us out.

Regards
Tony

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Tonyd3
Tonyd3  101009 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2010 - 10:37 PM

Thank you very much Nick for your user award, it is very much appriciated.

Regards
Tony

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GHGraham
GHGraham  4 Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2010 - 11:12 PM

Tonal quality & atmosphere superb. just imagine if the guy was in a military uniform with a rifle over his shoulder .

Looks like war movie set; quite impressive.

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User_Removed
25 Jan 2010 - 11:21 PM

fascinating shot, why on earth does anyone want to do this? but i'm so glad they do!

di

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 5:35 AM

Superb action photography Tony.
Tom.

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Imagephotographics

Fantastic shot - excellent !

Chris

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Tonyd3
Tonyd3  101009 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 11:38 AM

Cheers Pete

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 12:08 PM

Really wish to go...but I haven't found anyone wanted to go with me....Sad

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Tonyd3
Tonyd3  101009 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 12:22 PM

Meet up with us then, im sure there will be many more off us Cole.

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Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 12:27 PM

I will seriously think about it, Tony.
Could you please pm me your mobile?

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LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 1:41 PM

Superb photography, congrats on the badge

LesF

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smackmyfish
26 Jan 2010 - 3:05 PM

Superb Composite

few errors showing up

Last Modified By smackmyfish at 26 Jan 2010 - 3:06 PM

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Tonyd3
Tonyd3  101009 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 6:55 PM

Thank you very much for your award Jan.

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fauxtography
26 Jan 2010 - 9:36 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Ok, I'm with Smackmyfish, normally i'd go with the sh*t sandwich, but due to a bread shortage, you'll have to make do with it on toast, sorry.

Compositionally good, nice balance, it's a little tight and compressed but overall works well and has enough to keep your eye interested and moving.

Now, on to the technical side, sorry but this is some poor PS work, there are plenty of Halos from your masking, where you have blurred the background, but not masked you posts effectively are the most obvious.. for example several of your posts have bad halos around them and also weirdly blurred tops and oddly non blurred bit between them where you have added the fire in. Also smoke does not blur out dark objects like you have it here.... light kinda does do that, but not dark objects. On the subject of posts, you have badly masked the lower right post at the bottom (near his right hand) as you can see it and the burning straw merging together when one should obscure the other.

The guys right arm, the back edge of it is blurred when it should not be, again to bad masking most likely, as almost all of him is sharp, and if it was movement on his part the other edge of his arm would be blurred too.

Overall the blurring of the background is badly done in PS ie it's obvious it is done in PS rather than being soft billowy smoke, far too smooth and uniform, no texture or noise to it at all. And finally if you are to add in fire to an image make sure that the one at the back is not seemingly impervious to the wind that is flattening the other two bits of fire. Good effort, but much more work is needed.

Last Modified By fauxtography at 26 Jan 2010 - 9:41 PM

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Tonyd3
Tonyd3  101009 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 11:26 PM

OK Mark just for you i have uploaded the jpegs of the combined files, apart from the water in front of the running man.

The background blurring as you will see is done in camera with a 200mm f2 lens which has a VERY shallow depth of feild which does blur the smoke. there is no niose produced on a D3 until you get to around 4800 iso

Last Modified By Tonyd3 at 26 Jan 2010 - 11:31 PM

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fauxtography
26 Jan 2010 - 11:30 PM

Cheers, but still very different, you've worked on them heavily once combined to enhance the blur, and it shows. Incidentally if you'd altered your comp of version 2 slightly that would have been bloody brilliant, it's still good as it is though, better than your original post...

Last Modified By fauxtography at 26 Jan 2010 - 11:36 PM

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scott_jessuk
27 Jan 2010 - 12:45 AM

Another beauty of an image, would love to try this tough man challenge one day, one of those memories to have with you forever.

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Jay44
Jay44  81443 forum posts Wales
28 Jan 2010 - 12:33 AM

Absolutely brilliant!

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beckas
beckas  10 United States1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2010 - 1:53 PM

brilliant processing!

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2010 - 4:41 PM

fabulous, thanks for showing us how you did it.lesley

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tazisdylan
2 Feb 2010 - 9:06 PM

A great composition and thanks for sharing the component parts.

The only thing I find distracting is the area over the runners legs/knee. Personally, I would prefer him 'clean' of this. But hey, what do I know.

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GHGraham  4 Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2010 - 5:10 PM

I had no idea this was a composite. I take my positive comments back. I think if you are going to fabricate photos then it needs to be said up front so the photographer stays honest.

Another good example of why I avoid Photoshop.

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