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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

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9 Jul 2009 6:04PM
Fabulous work. Wonderfully creative.

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LeonSLR 8 1 Wales
9 Jul 2009 6:12PM
love the shot it really comes out of the screen nice work
LeighRebecca 9 267 10 England
9 Jul 2009 6:12PM
Great work. I must admit that the sky adds a lot. Smile
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
9 Jul 2009 6:16PM
Looks excellent Ade, superbly lit - lol re the sky but it is good Smile

Sarah *
DOGSBODY 8 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 11 13.4k 28 Wales
9 Jul 2009 6:29PM
Now, this is a cracker.
andy_AHG 7 106 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 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
9 Jul 2009 6:43PM
That is definitely not grown up behaviour ... like it Smile
beckas 13 5 1 United States
9 Jul 2009 6:46PM
Ha! Fantastic!!!! Smile
kitsch 10 439 4 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 6:51PM
another good un....
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
9 Jul 2009 6:51PM
looks great.lesley
Graham_P 9 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 7 36 56 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 7:42PM
Great shot Adrian.

Point taken.

martinproe 11 293 5 England
9 Jul 2009 7:55PM
Terrific, love everything about this image.
mikepearce 7 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 8:10PM
great creative image
ringyneck 9 315 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 10 276 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 11 13.4k 28 Wales
9 Jul 2009 9:08PM
I must look for that book as well then...Smile
Tonyd3 12 1.0k 15 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.
9 Jul 2009 9:17PM
Thats excellent
ashley 12 167 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 9:19PM
wow the boy can jump

nice capture

8 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 8 20 62 Wales
9 Jul 2009 9:35PM
Wonderfully created.

Paul Morgan 15 18.3k 6 England
9 Jul 2009 10:07PM
One of your best creative flash pics.
carterart 12 74 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 10:38PM
Made me smile and also admire the skill needed to take this shot.
backbeat Plus
10 134 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 10 4 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2009 10:59PM
splendid work, great processing wonderful lighting on the barley.
User_Removed 9 485 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 9 2.0k 19 Netherlands
9 Jul 2009 11:47PM
utterly mad, but a superb result

Amazing how much you have managed to pull out of the raw file, well processed image and great concept shot.

Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
10 Jul 2009 8:14AM
Don't say I never give you anything.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
10 Jul 2009 9:05AM
Great work Ade, hope you bought him a pint afterwards.
Regards Richard.
Mynett 8 142 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 13 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 12 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
9 4.3k 99 England
10 Jul 2009 1:47PM
Very inventive, one of your best in a long time.
Tonyd3 12 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2009 3:21PM
Happy to add mine also Ade
hellsbells8868 8 151 2 Wales
10 Jul 2009 5:24PM
Absolutely stunning, fun, different, detailed, perfect!
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
10 Jul 2009 6:26PM
Congrats on the badge Ade
MarkT 11 119 2 England
10 Jul 2009 8:03PM
Your best for a while Ade.

ade_mcfade 12 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 13 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 11 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
13 260 6 England
13 Jul 2009 11:30PM
Very good Ade, top notch realy appeals to me,

14 Jul 2009 12:31AM
paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
14 Jul 2009 8:44AM
Excellent conversion Ade. Paul
Nic_WA 11 179 2 Australia
14 Jul 2009 11:47PM
Exceptional. Thanks for the before and after too Smile
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
16 Jul 2009 8:20PM
A brilliant fun action shot, timed to perfection
stevenj 13 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 9 231
23 Jul 2009 12:37PM
Real quality stuff! Thanks for sharing the original too.
fossilized 12 79 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2009 5:32PM
Excellent work.
zeri 10
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
9 4.3k 99 England
27 Sep 2009 12:55AM
I know I commented earlier .. but your best image to date

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