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  • Washed Out

    Another stunning photo, I love the quality of your photos - along with the composition of course. Chris
    • 19 Jul 2017 10:28PM
  • Flying Fury

    Excellent, brilliant photo. Chris
    • 12 Jul 2017 9:22PM
  • Old Friends Return

    Thank you for everyone who voted. Thank you M_Squared, Lillian and Spkr51 for taking the time to leave a comment, all much appreciated. Chris
    • 6 Jul 2017 11:24PM
  • 160mph and airborne

    Simon, what a great shot. Like Moira, having seen your photo on your webpage (with media bib and long lens) I am somewhat nervous of making a comment, particularly as this the first time I have uploaded an alternate photo (Modification 2) - grandmothers and eggs and all that!

    To be in the position to take the shot in the first place and to get the wheels off the ground and sharp as well is no mean feat at the speed these riders travel at - I don't know how on earth they do it. I think there are two ways of looking at the photo. Firstly, it is the Isle of Man after all and getting good backgrounds is not always easy (at any event) so the background is what it is and marks out where the shot was taken. Secondly, the bike is the main subject and the background should be secondary. I thought there was a bit too much space on the right-hand side (accepting it shows how far the bike travelled off the ground) and a tad off the left-hand side removes the grey pole which doesn't add anything. I took down the highlights a bit which I think makes the bike stand out a bit more.

    I agree that a shutter speed would have given a bit more sharpness to the photo - if the bike was on slicks then the higher shutter speed would not make the bike look static - but I guess you know all that having a bib to shoot races.

    I hope my upload gives you some food for thought - getting votes on this site for motorsports (as Moira highlights) is very difficult. Chris
    • 5 Jul 2017 6:41PM
  • Mach Loop

    Excellent photos, they all look unreal given the height (so low) and clarity which isn't often seen except in this place. My award for all the images but especially those 'panned' (No 7 and 8( which show great skill. Chris
    • 9 May 2017 9:22PM
  • Streets Ahead

    Thanks Spkr51 for your comment and to all who voted - very much appreciated. Chris
    • 2 Mar 2017 5:36PM
  • Shambles

    A good photo and it gets my vote. I think it might be even stronger with a square crop by raising the bottom edge up to where the pavement curb changes colour.
    • 20 Feb 2017 4:51PM
  • Ribblehead Viaduct

    Not sure why but after skimming a few photos I thought 'haven't seen much of Ade McFade' and up pops your brilliant photo of the Ribble Valley. A brave composition as without the smoke it would have been much less impressive. Like Gavin above, I would have gone closer to reduce the risk of not getting a shot, which is why you have made the step to pro - I hope it is all going well for you. Chris
    • 16 Feb 2017 2:52PM
  • When Worlds Collide

    Clever, I have had a go at this sort of thing recently and I am a few leagues below you in standard! I hope this the 30th vote and you get many more. Now, back to my triggers....... Chris
    • 13 Feb 2017 2:42PM
  • Ella

    Very good photo, I hope this vote gets you across the line - so to speak! Chris
    • 31 Jan 2017 12:08PM
  • Abandoned T-33

    I like your photo, a moody shot and an innovative angle; the sky and foreground highlight the aircraft nicely. I think the out-of-focus grass in the foreground also adds an air of mystery as well, although I think I would have removed the blade of grass that is just behind the cockpit (small point though). This also a good record shot because I think this might be quite a rare aircraft and probably left behind by the USAF or Canadian Air Force. Good photo and well taken. Chris
    • 25 Jan 2017 11:47PM
  • 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.

    Chris

    • 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
  • Awesomeness

    I hope this vote gets you to your 30 - well deserved; a well-timed photo. I thought the guy on the end of the jets was near the rocks but see it is a jet-ski. Must take some skill to control things. Edit: forgot to add a vote, have done so now. Chris
    • 5 Sep 2016 12:32PM
  • Between the Lines

    Thanks to Spkr51 and brownstone chip for your comments and to all who took the time to look and vote for the photo; much appreciated. Chris
    • 30 Aug 2016 1:40PM
  • Howzat

    Well caught, so to speak. Great timing and i expect a fair bit of patience to get this. A fine photo. Chris
    • 9 Aug 2016 6:40PM
  • Time Trialler

    Just in case anyone pops back - many thanks to Lord Raglan for his User award and also for all the votes, very much appreciated. Chris
    • 2 Aug 2016 9:13PM
  • Spitfire

    How timely, just bought a few bottles last week and very good it is too. Great photo - wasn't this their original strap-line which was well received by most but removed after complaint. Still funny though. Chris
    • 28 Jul 2016 6:19PM
  • poppies

    Very hard to get a shot like this without some distraction - excellent photo. Chris
    • 25 Jul 2016 7:54PM
  • Temple

    Class photo. Very good indeed - and I couldn't leave it at 29 votes!! Chris
    • 25 Jul 2016 7:50PM
  • Sliding round the bend

    Nice shot.
    • 25 Jul 2016 7:47PM
  • The Perils of Catching Eggs!

    Thanks for the kind comments and votes, much appreciated. It was nice to attend an event where you spent as much time laughing as taking photographs - thank goodness for motor drives though! Chris
    • 6 Jul 2016 1:01PM
  • The Scenic Route

    My thanks to all for voting and to Jerrin and Salpa of your kind comments; much appreciated. Always nice to see different photographers calling. Chris
    • 29 Jun 2016 8:29PM
  • Burghley House Game and Country Fair

    Ju, thanks for the guess - you may have come up with a better suggestion than mine which was Rod Stewart!
    • 19 Jun 2016 9:09PM
  • Together naked

    It would certainly be difficult to keep your eyes on the road among this particular peloton! Chris
    • 19 Jun 2016 6:18PM