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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

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Voters: S_Psharma, Derek_Fearn, nsutcliffe and 154 more

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S_Psharma 8 1 India
7 May 2013 8:34AM
An outstanding picture.
kaybee Plus
17 7.7k 26 Scotland
7 May 2013 8:38AM
I hope the landing went well
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.7k 158 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 9 283 6 England
7 May 2013 8:47AM
It's all about timing.............quality once more.................GrinGrinGrin
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
7 May 2013 8:48AM
Athletic model beautiful image Richard !!
helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 8:49AM
Amazing - stunning shot Richard SmileSmile
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 8:53AM
whoah!!! incredible
Congrats on the award... I think you will receive alot moreSmile
LesF 14 182 9
7 May 2013 8:53AM
Is this a new Olympic sport, chair hurdles RichardWink
Works really well, movements very good.

Richsr 14 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 14 151 68 England
7 May 2013 9:07AM
This one should do well Richard..... Stunning timing.

boov Plus
8 2 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 9:12AM
Fantastic image
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 9:28AM

richmowil Plus
12 446 2 England
7 May 2013 9:34AM
Super lighting well captured and excellently processed!!!! I like it a lot!!
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
7 May 2013 9:35AM
Superbly set up and captured
Ayoob 9 Australia
7 May 2013 9:40AM
Another wonderful action shot with beautiful lighting and presentation , Richard - very well done....GrinGrinGrin
Rende 14 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
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
7 May 2013 10:02AM
fine work Richard excellent capture

dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1841 England
7 May 2013 10:11AM
Hmmm... Amazing!
mex 13 27 3 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 11:18AM
Stunning image rich.
cheers phil.
Philo 11 99 83 England
7 May 2013 12:02PM
Another cracker, Richard, I do love that floor.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 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
14 34 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 14 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 14 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
10 442 3 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 1:49PM
Absolutely amazing shot!
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 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 14 91 223 England
7 May 2013 3:41PM
Thank you for your UA Deep very much appreciated
regards Richard
saeidNL 11 3 Netherlands
7 May 2013 4:05PM
Excellent and fantastic capture,Richard,love it,
debu 11 India
7 May 2013 4:10PM
Sezz 16 619 15 England
7 May 2013 4:48PM
Superb photography Richard, this is excellent!

Sarah *
achieverswales 10 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 14 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 11 207 1 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 7:04PM
Wow - great timing Richard!
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 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 14 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
14 133 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 9:00PM
Dynamic and wonderful. Great work Richard
gajewski 16 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 Plus
17 84 Sweden
8 May 2013 5:37AM
Looks almost impossible

Richsr 14 91 223 England
8 May 2013 8:34AM
Thanks for your comments everyone, very much appreciated
Regards Richard
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
8 May 2013 12:55PM
Brilliant work Richard. The lighting pose and set give this an almost surreal atmosphere.
Nigeve1 8 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
8 May 2013 1:31PM
Superb image in every way.
phil99 14 45 6 United Kingdom
8 May 2013 7:30PM
Got you up to a ton with this outstanding image ....Phil
User_Removed 11 48 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 9:32AM
A super mono image, great lighting and timing.
NevP 15 853 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 15 454 6 England
10 May 2013 3:03PM
They don't get much better than this Richard super work

cjl47 13 5 3 England
10 May 2013 5:23PM
Just WOW.
Richsr 14 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 19 920 24 England
12 May 2013 9:09AM
Excellent piece of photography.

Rock 18 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
15 75 England
14 May 2013 8:18PM
Lillian Plus
11 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!

9 3 8 United Kingdom
18 May 2013 4:09PM
Composed and timed to perfection!Grin
John_Horner 15 12 2 England
18 May 2013 10:11PM
Fab Rich. Mant congratulations too.

dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
19 May 2013 7:22AM
nicely done and worked well Richard.
TONKSPHOTO 10 2 United Kingdom
25 May 2013 4:55PM
Im sure I voted this image Richard..
Regards John
Diana 14 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 16 4 Slovenia
7 Jul 2013 7:49PM
Excellent action shot. Like it!

GMCS67 7
15 Apr 2014 8:59AM
One of the best shots I've seen in a long time

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