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Hop, Skip and a Jump

By ade_mcfade      
A slightly different ariel portrait of Chris taken in a field near Tadcaster.

Note that Chris didn't squash any barley - he was in a tractor track when taking this leap.

a 550EX and 430EZ both on high looking down onto Chris

All good fun, and for the landscape lovers, a lovely sky too

Tags: Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: Scaramanga, sherlob, Simon_Palmer and 137 more

Editors' choice awards are given by the team to outstanding images. Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


Scaramanga 12 60 6 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 6:04PM
Fabulous work. Wonderfully creative.

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LeonSLR 12 1 Wales
9 Jul 2009 6:12PM
love the shot it really comes out of the screen nice work
LeighRebecca 12 267 10 England
9 Jul 2009 6:12PM
Great work. I must admit that the sky adds a lot. Smile
Sezz 15 619 15 England
9 Jul 2009 6:16PM
Looks excellent Ade, superbly lit - lol re the sky but it is good Smile

Sarah *
DOGSBODY 11 1.4k 30 England
9 Jul 2009 6:17PM
A good image with that touch of originality. A well conceived and executed image. Andy
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
9 Jul 2009 6:29PM
Now, this is a cracker.
andy_AHG 11 106 6 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 6:33PM
Stunning shot Ade. Hats off time for sure! The lighting and execution is just superb. If this doesn't get a HC, then there's no justice!

sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
9 Jul 2009 6:43PM
That is definitely not grown up behaviour ... like it Smile
beckas 16 5 1 United States
9 Jul 2009 6:46PM
Ha! Fantastic!!!! Smile
kitsch 14 439 4 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 6:51PM
another good un....
cassiecat 12 39 46 England
9 Jul 2009 6:51PM
looks great.lesley
Graham_P 13 1 19 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 7:05PM
Great piece of work, well conceived.
9 Jul 2009 7:10PM
Very grown up comic book image. Great colour and there's a certain amount of unique style about it and more than a touch of playfulness too. My wee niggle is the sky and the leg being in perfect alignment makes for a bit of a false appearance... great fun tho'. helen
James_C Plus
11 38 57 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 7:42PM
Great shot Adrian.

Point taken.

martinproe 14 293 5 England
9 Jul 2009 7:55PM
Terrific, love everything about this image.
mikepearce 11 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 8:10PM
great creative image
ringyneck 13 315 18 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 8:17PM
What fun 2 men in a field can have...and a brilliant image at the end as well.

Love/admire it.

wamp 14 276 8 England
9 Jul 2009 9:06PM
Like this a lot Ade, the timing and effect is great. I've just started reading a book called the 'Hot Shoe Diaries'. Admittedly it's geared around the Nikon CLS system, but it's put me on a great learning curve about using off camera flash. Plus it's fun having a good play too!!

Cheers, Sean
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
9 Jul 2009 9:08PM
I must look for that book as well then...Smile
Tonyd3 16 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 9:12PM
Looks close to the Dave Hill look Ade, great lighting but a bit to tango on the face otherwise i love the image its very creative and the lighting is spot on. I have seen a lot of images like this on other sites but this is very well done. keep up the good work Ade.
CSI 11
9 Jul 2009 9:17PM
Thats excellent
ashley 16 167 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 9:19PM
wow the boy can jump

nice capture

NEWMANP 12 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 9:34PM
id say thats probably my favourite shot of yours since the best of the powerstation sunsets. i think its incredible. nuf said Wink
Morgs 12 20 62 Wales
9 Jul 2009 9:35PM
Wonderfully created.

Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
9 Jul 2009 10:07PM
One of your best creative flash pics.
carterart 16 74 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 10:38PM
Made me smile and also admire the skill needed to take this shot.
backbeat Plus
14 134 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 10:42PM
thank god he didn't split his troosers....doesnt bear thinking about

fab shot mate...come on PA!

The_Collector 14 4 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 10:59PM
splendid work, great processing wonderful lighting on the barley.
User_Removed 13 485 13 England
9 Jul 2009 11:01PM
quality stuff again mate. Good to see the original too amazing the pp work you have done

Diana 13 2.0k 19 Netherlands
9 Jul 2009 11:47PM
utterly mad, but a superb result

10 Jul 2009 8:14AM
Amazing how much you have managed to pull out of the raw file, well processed image and great concept shot.

Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
10 Jul 2009 8:14AM
Don't say I never give you anything.
Richsr 13 91 223 England
10 Jul 2009 9:05AM
Great work Ade, hope you bought him a pint afterwards.
Regards Richard.
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2009 9:07AM
great work, love the change from the original to the enhanced and beautifully processed v1 excellent

Tandberg 17 1.2k 2 England
10 Jul 2009 9:12AM
I liked it last night and still do mate
Creative use of chris and the light.

Still would give it an award myself as i like it

Cant give a pa,but i can give my award

ade_mcfade 16 15.2k 216 England
10 Jul 2009 9:13AM
Cheers everyone

Most of the processing was done in Capture One with Curves and stuff - no too much in photoshop except sharpening the barley

oh - and thanks for the user awards Cole, Dave and Martin Smile
Nick_w Plus
13 4.3k 99 England
10 Jul 2009 1:47PM
Very inventive, one of your best in a long time.
Tonyd3 16 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2009 3:21PM
Happy to add mine also Ade
hellsbells8868 12 151 2 Wales
10 Jul 2009 5:24PM
Absolutely stunning, fun, different, detailed, perfect!
Nick_w Plus
13 4.3k 99 England
10 Jul 2009 6:26PM
Congrats on the badge Ade
MarkT 15 119 2 England
10 Jul 2009 8:03PM
Your best for a while Ade.

ade_mcfade 16 15.2k 216 England
11 Jul 2009 10:40AM
Hooray - got a PA at last!

Cheers team - been a long time coming and tastes sweeter for it.
pennyspike 17 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2009 11:03AM
Well done for the PA, it's a cracking shot with fun and originality.
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
11 Jul 2009 4:50PM
Well done.
You got what you well deserved.
11 Jul 2009 6:49PM
Thats cool Ade, well done
13 Jul 2009 6:11PM
excellent image,prowork
stevenb Plus
17 279 7 England
13 Jul 2009 11:30PM
Very good Ade, top notch realy appeals to me,

Henkell 11 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2009 12:31AM
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
14 Jul 2009 8:44AM
Excellent conversion Ade. Paul
Nic_WA 15 179 2 Australia
14 Jul 2009 11:47PM
Exceptional. Thanks for the before and after too Smile
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
16 Jul 2009 8:20PM
A brilliant fun action shot, timed to perfection
stevenj 17 2.0k England
19 Jul 2009 4:59PM
Well how's about that..! Ade get's his PA! Well deserved too, and glad it was for something out of the ordinary mate, love the light stuff..

HowardA 13 231
23 Jul 2009 12:37PM
Real quality stuff! Thanks for sharing the original too.
fossilized 15 79 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2009 5:32PM
Excellent work.
zeri 14
1 Aug 2009 11:59PM
very nice photo. I prefer V2.

I uploaded a mod with a bit "balanced" contrast.

2 Aug 2009 10:23PM
Really "moving" shote Smile I like that...
Nick_w Plus
13 4.3k 99 England
27 Sep 2009 12:55AM
I know I commented earlier .. but your best image to date

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