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NECK & NECK

By Imagephotographics
Afternoon everyone !

Thanks for your comments & clicks on yesterday's image STRANGERS ON THE SHORE, much appreciated.

Well, nothing new with this miserable weather, so another from last Saturday's Point to Point. I seem to be in a black/white mood at the moment.

Was gutted yesterday morning to receive a speeding ticket in the mail, it had been issued on the lane coming out of the Race Course, it was only wide enough for cars to go one way, and as you can imagine we were all following at the same speed back to the main road - no sign of speed camera's, so they must have been hiding in the hedgerow somewhere. They must have had us all and made a fortune. Booked for doing 33mph in a 30mph zone.

Anyway - hope you like it !

Chris


Tags: General Black and white Horse racing Point to point Jockey Sports and action

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Comments


RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
3 Apr 2011 3:19PM
Timed to perfection and so crisp and detailed, Chris: top notch action photography. Very well done.
Ronnie.

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franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
3 Apr 2011 3:20PM
It works so well in b/w Chris.

Ken
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
3 Apr 2011 3:38PM
Super shot Chris,and it sounds as if you were all stitched up regarding the speeding tickets.
Just ''easy'' money for them I reckon.
Just like the money these bookies at the racecourse make !!
Mick.
3 Apr 2011 3:52PM
indeed a real stich up ...take the good out of the day for sure only one word for them but best not to use it here...cracker of a shot Chris and so crisp well suited to the mono presentation excellent work as always

Graham
DanielD 6 1 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2011 4:06PM
Yes Chris - I do like it - perfect timing and I'm very impressed about the muscles details of the horses - well done

Daniel
3 Apr 2011 4:23PM
Excellent mono, great image................Sandy
achieverswales 5 8 101 Wales
3 Apr 2011 4:39PM
Chris
Read your comments with interest, first police are not allowed to hide when using lazer guns, was there signs that speed cameras were operating, do not do anything at the moment but ask for the photographic evidence and the calibration print out for that day for that device used, then see what comes back.

About your photo excellent composition and as sharp as a pin.

Regards

Trev.
Janice20 5 1 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2011 4:51PM
Great action capture, so sharp! Works well in B&W.
3 Apr 2011 4:58PM
Yet another amazing action shot. Superb detail and timing. Love it.......JIM.Smile
Alvar 9 23 2 France
3 Apr 2011 5:06PM
Great action shot and use of mono Chris.
Alvar

Quote:Chris
Read your comments with interest, first police are not allowed to hide when using lazer guns, was there signs that speed cameras were operating, do not do anything at the moment but ask for the photographic evidence and the calibration print out for that day for that device used, then see what comes back.

About your photo excellent composition and as sharp as a pin.

Regards

Trev.



Thanks Trev - we didn't see any signs, unless we missed them, but I doubt that ! Was looking on U Tube this morning, there was a video of people being zapped for speeding from the inside of a horse box.

Chris
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2011 5:43PM
SOOO sharp and lovely comp Chris.
Brian
Superb,
Fred.
3 Apr 2011 6:01PM
Simply superb image and conversion. It's no comfort but at least you know the visit itself was fruitful.
Alun
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
3 Apr 2011 6:06PM
33 mph? How ridiculous, when others can get away with speeds far in excess of this Sad Anyway, a super capture here, Chris, excellent timing Smile
Trev Smile
3 Apr 2011 6:22PM
Terrific action shot, loving these point to point shots Chris.

Len
Superb shot Chris, love the B & W treatment - good crisp image. Bad luck about the ticket Sad Lou
3 Apr 2011 6:43PM
Great capture love the b/w effect

Bob
jackitec 8 16 Spain
3 Apr 2011 6:49PM
Super shot again Chris so bl****y sharp just love it, my daughter-in-law is a Police Sargent in traffic in Strathclyde Police I will have a word with her but the laws maybe different in Scotland,

Jack.
rickie 11 98 1 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2011 6:56PM
class shot........
Dave_Holdham 7 4 1 Wales
3 Apr 2011 7:08PM
Brilliant detailed image, well captured, Trev is spot on regarding the speeding fine, they rely on people not contesting Smile
regards
achieverswales 5 8 101 Wales
3 Apr 2011 7:37PM
Hi Chris
The horsebox speeding was used by North Wales Police and was judged not legal in court, there is a lot of info on the net that can help you, including Solicitors giving advice, look some up!

Regards

Trev.
User_Removed 8 26 2 United States
3 Apr 2011 7:44PM
Another amazing action shot, Chris! Stunning.
Sorry about your ticket though.
Christina
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2011 8:00PM
Superb image Chris, beautifully timed and captured. Sorry to hear you got a speeding ticket!! sounds as if they deliberately targeted that event and those leaving, obviously nothing better to do!!!!!

Hugh
Trout_Man 7 1 30 Wales
3 Apr 2011 8:18PM
A cracking capture Smile Geoff.
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2011 9:16PM
Again, a brilliant shot! I love it. Sorry about the speeding ticket - doesn't seem fair to me at all. I'd pursue it if I were you. Good luck!
Ann
3 Apr 2011 9:36PM
LOVE IT,
KEV.
3 Apr 2011 9:44PM
Superb capture Chris, caught the action so well, sorry to hear about the speeding ticket, sounds like a racket to me,
Adrian
soulofharmony 6 22 1 Norfolk Island
3 Apr 2011 10:15PM
Superb "Pov" caught the action and essence...!!


Nikki !
imagio 9 12 1 England
3 Apr 2011 10:18PM
Sure winner Chris

Bernie
4 Apr 2011 2:49AM
You certainly had a superb day taking some great shots. Shame about the ticket though, 3mph is a bit harsh.
Regards
Doc
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
4 Apr 2011 5:09AM
High class action shot with superb detail. I think if it were me I'd be inclined to fight that speeding ticket, in such a situation you are compelled to maintain the same speed as all others and a ticket for 3MPH over is ridiculous anyhow!
Rgds., Jim
PS. Have just read Trev's comment, I think you'll get off!
Ray42 8 3 England
4 Apr 2011 6:58AM

Quote:Timed to perfection and so crisp and detailed, Chris: top notch action photography. Very well done.
Ronnie.


My thoughts too - I wonder what this looks like in colour?
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
4 Apr 2011 7:20AM

Quote:Chris
Read your comments with interest, first police are not allowed to hide when using lazer guns, was there signs that speed cameras were operating, do not do anything at the moment but ask for the photographic evidence and the calibration print out for that day for that device used, then see what comes back.

About your photo excellent composition and as sharp as a pin.

Regards

Trev.



Trevor is spot on Chris.... on both accounts.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2011 7:51AM
Super sharp mono image, great action shot. I'd love to see a selective colour version of this with just the racing colours revealed.
acousticmist 6 10 1 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2011 8:19AM
A superbly captured mono, very nice.........................Martin
4 Apr 2011 8:51AM
Fantastic capture Chris, great detail and focus Wink
bloody speed cameras, i too was snapped going a mere 3mph over the limit, i claimed my speedometer was inaccurate and got away with it, but how can they do you for going with the flow of traffic? A copper once told me you are allowed go up to 10% over the limit without getting done for it! seems that does'nt apply anymore!
Rick
4 Apr 2011 10:28AM
Thanks everyone for your comments and advice and to Geoff for that bit of info - most appreciated !

Chris
MelanieB 6 6
4 Apr 2011 10:56AM
Fabulous shot - immaculate timing and so sharp! Love the mono treatment - the contrasts are superb.
Hope you get the speeding ticket sorted out - they really do go overboard sometimes - totally unneccesary.

Love your work - will be looking through more of your gallery. Smile
Richsr Plus
9 90 222 England
4 Apr 2011 5:38PM
Like the good timing and details in this fine action capture.
Regards Richard
luckybry 6 3 Scotland
4 Apr 2011 7:36PM
amazing imagehat point to point was this
NeilWigan Plus
6 12 15 England
5 Apr 2011 12:47AM
great detail and clarity Chris .
"Speed cameras are never used to make money but to make the roads safer for all." Aye Right, tell that to the marines. The Welsh police seem to be keen on tactics like this, they don't have fixed cameras just mobiles.

Dougie
My "Shot of the Week",
Fred.
5 Apr 2011 10:04AM

Quote:My "Shot of the Week",
Fred.



Thanks so very much Fred for your UA - most appreciated !

Chris
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2011 6:12PM
Steeplechasing at it's best

Adrian
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
7 Apr 2011 9:32PM
A terrific action shot Chris, you were very unlucky regarding the speed camera, they usually give you 10% leeway
john_starkey 6 1 3 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2011 9:30AM
Superb action shot Chris,so sharp,and i love the mono conversion,
Great work,

john.
27 Apr 2011 10:04AM
Another ripper.

Neil
1 Jun 2011 12:59PM
impressive sense of movement, i also like the beautiful tones,
super capture !

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