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Perfecting the art of chair hurdling II

By Richsr
Having cleared the chair, spotting and landing squarely was the challenge.

Thank you for the all your comment on my last upload and thanks too to Whiterose1 for the GEA.
Soulofharmony, PattiW, Bzox, and Craggwildlife for taking the time to award one of their UA.
Very much appreciated.

Thanks for looking

Tags: Black and white Stockport Hallam Mills Katy Pectin

Voters: S_Psharma, Derek_Fearn, nsutcliffe and 154 more

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S_Psharma 9 1 India
7 May 2013 8:34AM
An outstanding picture.
kaybee 18 8.2k 27 Scotland
7 May 2013 8:38AM
I hope the landing went well
Jasper87 Plus
12 3.0k 162 England
7 May 2013 8:43AM
I can imagine you had a few 'takes' of this one, Richard. The diagonals work so well. Power, grace and movement. Excellent. And I bet you had some fun doing it.

7 May 2013 8:46AM
NaturesHaven 10 283 6 England
7 May 2013 8:47AM
It's all about timing.............quality once more.................GrinGrinGrin
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
7 May 2013 8:48AM
Athletic model beautiful image Richard !!
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 8:49AM
Amazing - stunning shot Richard SmileSmile
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 8:53AM
whoah!!! incredible
Congrats on the award... I think you will receive alot moreSmile
LesF 15 182 9
7 May 2013 8:53AM
Is this a new Olympic sport, chair hurdles RichardWink
Works really well, movements very good.

Richsr 15 91 223 England
7 May 2013 8:54AM
Many thanks for all your comments every one very much appreciated.
Thanks also to NaturesHaven for the GEA, a nice supprise and very much appreciated
Regards Richard
Trev_B 15 151 68 England
7 May 2013 9:07AM
This one should do well Richard..... Stunning timing.

boov 9 2 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 9:12AM
Fantastic image
franken Plus
19 5.4k 4 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 9:28AM

richmowil Plus
13 484 2 England
7 May 2013 9:34AM
Super lighting well captured and excellently processed!!!! I like it a lot!!
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
7 May 2013 9:35AM
Superbly set up and captured
Ayoob 11 Australia
7 May 2013 9:40AM
Another wonderful action shot with beautiful lighting and presentation , Richard - very well done....GrinGrinGrin
Rende 15 38 4 Netherlands
7 May 2013 9:58AM
I don't know who I admire more; the lady for making such a graceful jump, or you for capturing it so perfectly Smile
7 May 2013 10:02AM
fine work Richard excellent capture

dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1929 England
7 May 2013 10:11AM
Hmmm... Amazing!
mex 14 28 3 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 11:18AM
Stunning image rich.
cheers phil.
Philo 12 99 83 England
7 May 2013 12:02PM
Another cracker, Richard, I do love that floor.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
7 May 2013 12:21PM
She really is extremely athletic and for you to capture the exact moment before landing squarely is truly amazing. So deserving of the awards......Sandy
Joline Plus
15 38 59 United States
7 May 2013 12:38PM
The whole concept truly amazes she could jump like that, and how many shots it must have taken to get this perfect shot.
Richsr 15 91 223 England
7 May 2013 1:24PM
Thanks for all your comments everyone very much appreciated
Joline, see was a trained dancer and I have to say we didn't waste many shots
Richsr 15 91 223 England
7 May 2013 1:27PM
Thanks to Ugly, Lonely_oyrx, Mex and Sherlob for taking the time toward one of their UA very much appreciated
Regards Richard
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 1:49PM
Absolutely amazing shot!
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
7 May 2013 2:14PM
Amazing action shot, Richard, perfectly positioned and framed Smile
Trev Smile
7 May 2013 3:17PM
An outstanding image,Richard.
7 May 2013 3:27PM
Thats an outstanding image. My UA.

Richsr 15 91 223 England
7 May 2013 3:41PM
Thank you for your UA Deep very much appreciated
regards Richard
saeidNL 12 3 Netherlands
7 May 2013 4:05PM
Excellent and fantastic capture,Richard,love it,
debu 12 India
7 May 2013 4:10PM
Sezz 17 619 15 England
7 May 2013 4:48PM
Superb photography Richard, this is excellent!

Sarah *
achieverswales 11 8 101 Wales
7 May 2013 5:48PM
Top Pro photography Richard.


7 May 2013 5:55PM
Excellent !
7 May 2013 6:27PM
Amazing shot Richard, VERY well done to you both.

John Smile
Richsr 15 91 223 England
7 May 2013 6:56PM
Thanks for all your comments everyone very much appreciated
Thanks also to Alun for taking the time to award one of his UA very much appreciated
Regards Richard
AnnChown 12 207 1 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 7:04PM
Wow - great timing Richard!
11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 7:25PM
An image which I find it difficult to get my head around Richard. Although technically it is a brilliant piece of photography in its own right, and a much deserved winner of so many awards. Nevertheless, please excuse me for being a little over suspicious and furthermore one whom may cause an uproar amongst the ranks of fellow ePz members, but I do feel that the image does not quite ring true? "Please correct me if I am wrong" "Was the young lady vaulting or leaping over the chair?" Or "Was she leaping from off the chair?" Or as I suspect "Was she simply performing a leap with a tuck from the standing position?" The reasoning for my questioning is simply because of the positioning of her in relation to the movement and forces cause by several factors including, distance, height and speed.

If I have been a little over inquisitive or blooming stupid please forgive me and put my mind at rest.

Regards Nathan Grin
Richsr 15 91 223 England
7 May 2013 7:32PM
Hi Nathan the answer to your question is no she was not leaping over or off the chair I would not ask anyone to take that risk.
It my artistic license with the title which I thought suited the image.
Hope your head is ok nowWink
Regards Richard
7 May 2013 8:34PM
Well done. Fantastic image.
RobboB Plus
15 133 1 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 9:00PM
Dynamic and wonderful. Great work Richard
gajewski 17 10 9 United States
7 May 2013 10:50PM
Richard -- another amazing shot with your perfect timing.

AND -- what an athlete you have for a model. I understand (as you told Nathan) that she is not jumping over the chair but just getting off the ground like that while maintaining her poise and form is fantastic.
jaktis 18 84 Sweden
8 May 2013 5:37AM
Looks almost impossible

Richsr 15 91 223 England
8 May 2013 8:34AM
Thanks for your comments everyone, very much appreciated
Regards Richard
derekhansen 13 210 24 United Kingdom
8 May 2013 12:55PM
Brilliant work Richard. The lighting pose and set give this an almost surreal atmosphere.
Nigeve1 9 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
8 May 2013 1:31PM
Superb image in every way.
phil99 15 45 6 United Kingdom
8 May 2013 7:30PM
Got you up to a ton with this outstanding image ....Phil
User_Removed 12 48 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 9:32AM
A super mono image, great lighting and timing.
NevP 16 853 13 Canada
9 May 2013 5:09PM
Beautifully done.
Amazing capture, many congrats on all the awards.
10 May 2013 9:45AM
Great idea Richard and so beautifully composed, never easy with so much action.

Briwooly 16 454 6 England
10 May 2013 3:03PM
They don't get much better than this Richard super work

cjl47 14 5 3 England
10 May 2013 5:23PM
Just WOW.
Richsr 15 91 223 England
10 May 2013 8:57PM
Thank for all your comments everyone very much appreciated
Thanks also to Alda for taking the time to give a UA very much appreciated
Regards Richard
fentiger 20 920 24 England
12 May 2013 9:09AM
Excellent piece of photography.

Rock 20 10 2 England
14 May 2013 8:48AM
All has been said Richard.

Do a mod with all the attention on the athletic lady !

chris-p Plus
16 75 England
14 May 2013 8:18PM
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
17 May 2013 12:02PM
Superb as the awards say
brilliant shot Richard, and so original
17 May 2013 3:02PM
A privilege to view, Richard!

BIGRY1 10 3 8 United Kingdom
18 May 2013 4:09PM
Composed and timed to perfection!Grin
John_Horner 16 12 2 England
18 May 2013 10:11PM
Fab Rich. Mant congratulations too.

dmhuynh72 14 47 3 United Kingdom
19 May 2013 7:22AM
nicely done and worked well Richard.
TONKSPHOTO 11 2 United Kingdom
25 May 2013 4:55PM
Im sure I voted this image Richard..
Regards John
Diana 15 2.0k 19 Netherlands
6 Jun 2013 9:40AM
Nice one this should do well in the salons have you entered it anywhere yet?
GregorP 17 4 Slovenia
7 Jul 2013 7:49PM
Excellent action shot. Like it!

GMCS67 8
15 Apr 2014 8:59AM
One of the best shots I've seen in a long time

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