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This guy was taking a breather whilst waiting for other competitors to climb the next obstacle at a recent Tough Guy event.

Camera:EOS 5D
Lens:24-105 mm L series
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Tough Guy
Username:photographerjoe photographerjoe
Uploaded:13 Feb 2009 - 5:03 PM
Tags:General, Portraits / people, Sports / action, Tough guy 09 sport mono
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motorsportpictures
motorsportpictures e2 Member 6289 forum postsmotorsportpictures vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2009 - 5:13 PM

AMazing shot.
Scott

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colin beeley
colin beeley e2 Member 121087 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2009 - 5:20 PM

nice sharp shot. would rather see colour myself though.

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ge22y
ge22y e2 Member 6115 forum postsge22y vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2009 - 6:00 PM

Stunningimage, love it in mono myself, adds a grittiness to it.

Gez

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2009 - 6:04 PM

A strong gritty portrait, looks good in mono!

Sarah *

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gossyboy
gossyboy e2 Member 6460 forum postsgossyboy vcard United Kingdom
13 Feb 2009 - 6:21 PM

Excellent sharp shot.
I know the race you attended..........I have completed it 18 times!!
Unfortunately the knees don't let me compete any more.

One of the best portraits iv'e seen for a while!!

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IngridVekemans
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13 Feb 2009 - 7:01 PM

Great detail and emotion, super macho portrait! Grtz, Ingrid.

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DOGSBODY
DOGSBODY e2 Member 61432 forum postsDOGSBODY vcard England30 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2009 - 7:02 PM

A perfect image for black and white. The mono treatment adds strength and grittiness to the picture. Andy

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Alan86
Alan86 e2 Member 6Alan86 vcard Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2009 - 7:55 PM

Great shot!...i love portraits that give off raw emotion like this! Fantastic work!
Alan

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2009 - 7:59 PM

You really have hit the jackpot with this one, Joe.
Congrats.

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chrisco
chrisco e2 Member 959 forum postschrisco vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2009 - 9:07 PM

cracking,gritty portrait,b+w the perfect compliment,well done Smile

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8439 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2009 - 9:34 PM

fantastic shot!

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ToothPilot
ToothPilot e2 Member 750 forum postsToothPilot vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2009 - 10:13 PM

Out of this world!!
Amazing.
So professional.

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Tonyd3
Tonyd3 e2 Member 101010 forum postsTonyd3 vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2009 - 10:50 PM

Well seen Joe and well done on the H/C

Regards
Tony

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stolzy
stolzy  93753 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2009 - 11:10 PM

Very nicely done - art and sport.

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focused-photography
focused-photography e2 Member 10259 forum postsfocused-photography vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2009 - 11:28 PM

Joe I really like it.

Carsten

PS: Congrats on the HC!!!

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whipspeed
whipspeed e2 Member 104064 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2009 - 12:05 PM

Cracking shot.

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rogerbryan
rogerbryan e2 Member 10397 forum postsrogerbryan vcard United Kingdom
14 Feb 2009 - 3:26 PM

Super portrait.

Roger

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Consulo
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14 Feb 2009 - 5:08 PM

A gritty image.

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2009 - 5:28 PM

Excellent !

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Mjhearne
Mjhearne e2 Member 8432 forum postsMjhearne vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2009 - 6:46 PM

Great shot!! A must in large!! Well done on PA award!!

Matthew

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Tonyd3
Tonyd3 e2 Member 101010 forum postsTonyd3 vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2009 - 9:18 PM

Well done Joe on your P/A Really well deserved.

Regards
Tony

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blackbird
blackbird e2 Member 8159 forum postsblackbird vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2009 - 10:13 PM

I clicked on this yesterday, but didn't have time to comment. I'm really glad to see this has been promoted, twice!
Superb detail and composition

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deavilin
deavilin e2 Member 10339 forum postsdeavilin vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2009 - 10:54 PM

Congratulations Joe this is great I am so pleased for you stunning shotSmile

Charlotte

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lgc
lgc e2 Member 1062 forum postslgc vcard England
15 Feb 2009 - 2:30 PM

great stuff!!

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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2009 - 4:15 PM

Congratulations Joe. Well deserved award.
A really powerful image that stands out from the crowed. Great. Smile


David.

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15 Feb 2009 - 7:56 PM

Thanks everyone for your kind comments........Joe

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Coleslaw
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15 Feb 2009 - 7:58 PM

I predict this for POTW... Smile

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 9:04 AM

Oh no, I am wrong... Sad
Sorry...

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16 Feb 2009 - 10:59 AM

Superb image..... shorlisted, outstanding shot

Jon

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Ayelet_A
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16 Feb 2009 - 11:04 AM

Simply fantastic!!!

Ayelet

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paolodefaveri
paolodefaveri e2 Member 8paolodefaveri vcard Italy
16 Feb 2009 - 12:25 PM

You captured a fantastic moment and you did a fantastic as well job with toning.
Amazing picture!
Paolo

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Alciabides
16 Feb 2009 - 4:20 PM

great capture of expression

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 74063 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 6:38 AM

This is brilliant, just a very minor point there appears a slight halo on the second guy, probably indicating how the brilliant high contrast was achieved.

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Tonyd3
Tonyd3 e2 Member 101010 forum postsTonyd3 vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 11:38 AM

Hi Joe

for me this is the best image of last week.
Glad to see you have come of age with your first P/A too.
Regards
Tony

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photographerjoe
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17 Feb 2009 - 11:43 AM

Thanks Tony!!!!!......Joe

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Platchet
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17 Feb 2009 - 11:02 PM

Love the treatment on this, great image!
gary

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bliba
bliba e2 Member 9bliba vcard Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2009 - 7:46 AM

a cracker...congrats

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pennyspike
pennyspike e2 Member 112068 forum postspennyspike vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2009 - 7:01 PM

Congrats on the PA for this very gritty image.
Penny

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jonathanbp
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12 May 2009 - 2:26 PM

Terrific piece of photography, stunning mono - Jonathan

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cassiecat e2 Member 639 forum postscassiecat vcard England46 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2009 - 6:08 PM

WOW! very gritty.lesley

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