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  • Good Shots

    Thanks to all for your votes and for the kind comments; all of which are much appreciated; today was a bit of a 'sighting' session as I was shooting clays as well so didn't have much time to concentrate entirely on the photos.

    Rich, I was lucky and even at a 1/1000 sec the cartridges can clear the ejectors and be out of shot despite using motor drive and moving away from the subject as the session went on (I have a lot of photos showing the caps of the cartridge in the barrel, the next shot is of the smoke but no cartridges!!

    Split, in clay shooting (and hunting I trust) you can only stand alongside the shooter at best. I do take your point but the shot I wanted was the cartridges, which I do agree could use a tighter crop and a higher shutter speed; however, I just didn't manage it in the time that I had.

    Falsecast, you are quite correct and I hope to have another go soon; fortunately my wife shoots (I stand behind!) and I'll have another go soon and if I get the shot I am actually after I will post it.


    • 11 Jan 2017 11:42PM
  • Swift

    Tremendous photo and even being in the position to get a shot of this bird takes skill given the speed they fly around at. The body position is real interesting as the wings give the impression of turning one way and the body the other.
    • 23 Oct 2016 5:14PM
  • #8

    Spot on - and a rare glimpse of the eyes; the weather has been to out advantage of late!! By the way, having seen this bend - is it possible to get this shot without using steps of some sort? The fences are quite high as I recall. Chris
    • 20 Oct 2016 9:34PM
  • Hot Lap ...

    One of your best! Chris
    • 17 Oct 2016 4:24PM
  • Competition Winner!

    A brave crop but it works. Ace shot and congrats on it being selected for the calendar. I was surprised that 1/400th was enough to freeze the action but I guess it was taken at a distance. I hope this makes photo of the week. Chris
    • 2 Oct 2016 5:47PM
  • Looking ahead

    Jonny, nice shot and, for once, the light meant the rider(s) opted for a clear lens on the crash helmet, whereas they usually use the dark lens - seeing the eyes adds so much to the image. The one bit of the image which may reduce the number of votes is the background which might not be distracting in itself but the JCB digger-arm right behind the rider's head certainly is. I must confess the growth of advertising boards around BSB circuits is unfortunate and still growing. Also, I know how tight it can be to get elbow-room at these events and the spot you chose is one of the most popular given the distance to the track and, if that was the only place you could shoot from, I think I would have opened the lens to F4 (I know that might mean forcing the ISO a bit if you wanted to keep 1/800th) to perhaps blur the background a bit more and perhaps dull it down further in processing.

    Still worth a vote though. Chris

    • 19 Sep 2016 10:06PM
  • BSB Oulton Park

    Classic, great shot.
    • 11 Sep 2016 11:33PM
  • Rob, saw your recent photo of Cal Crutchlow and had a look through your portfolio, you have certainly come on leaps and bounds since those early shots - which were pretty good anyway. Many of your photos would not be out of place in a sports magazine. Chris
    • Posted on cgp23's profile
    • 8 Jan 2013 6:38PM
  • Peter, I wondered if you had a related skill or interest, nevertheless, to me you have a natural talent and a photographer's eye - not being constrained by the theory is clearly an advantage in the way you work. Like Andy, I look forward to seeing your future work. By the way, I have just noticed your 'avatar' above (the face) which is brilliant in itself! All the best for the future. Chris
    • Posted on p12owe's profile
    • 4 Dec 2012 12:25PM
  • A very good series of photos which, from the look of your portfolio, show a great deal skill and knowledge in both camera and software - if this is your 'just learning what all the buttons do' then you must either have a natural talent or perhaps incredible luck at pushing random buttons! Chris
    • Posted on p12owe's profile
    • 4 Dec 2012 10:28AM
  • By chance I caught sight of one of your aircraft pics and wanted to see more; a really impressive portfolio. All your photos are excellent and the jets pin sharp which is no mean feat given the speed they do. I enjoyed looking. Chris
    • Posted on javam's profile
    • 23 Jun 2012 6:31PM
  • Viewed a recent picture and will add a vote in a minute but also viewed your portfolio which I enjoyed; varied themes (less the fruit bowll!). Rather than pick a shot out I thought I would leave a comment here. I find it amazing that it is so often possible to look at a portfolio and completely miss the photos a s they go through; I think it is due to the volume on the site these days. Chris
  • I like your style! Chris
  • Scott, some cracking photos here, good luck with your aspiration to be the MSA young tog of the year - plus your other ambitions; aim high! I am sure you will get there. Chris
  • Mike, what a great portfolio. I arrived here before voting on one of your uploads (13 May I think) and went right through looking for the picture at the top of your home page. I was so delighted to see it as it is one of those shots that has remained with me for quite some time - I am sure I voted for it so I hope I did having mentioned it!! Will try and find that upload - excellent photography. Chris
  • Andy, a stunning portfolio from start to finish. Chris
  • I enjoyed looking through your portfolio; consistently good shots. Chris