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  • Bamburgh Illuminated

    Great photo.
    • 14 Mar 2018 11:02PM
  • Cuckoo

    Brilliant - a secretive bird so very hard to find. A really excellent photo. Chris
    • 14 Mar 2018 9:29PM
  • A Bit of Fun

    Thanks for the lovely comments and all the votes, it was great to receive so many - Ruby loved them as well! Pets certainly lift the spirits. Chris
    • 7 Mar 2018 5:16PM
  • Fenland Scene

    My thanks to all who voted and to Joe and Pam for the comments; very much appreciated as 23 votes is very good for me. Chris
    • 1 Mar 2018 8:32PM
  • Grey Herons in Flight

    An excellent set of photos - I would be proud to have taken any one of them. Good to see that Grey heron voted Smile.
    • 25 Feb 2018 10:10PM
  • First and Second

    Congratulations on achieving a Photo of the Week - well deserved. It is a great photo and more difficult to obtain than many may think. I also enjoy taking photos of cyclists racing and it is really tricky to find the balance between sharpness and showing movement: in the wheels (even harder with disk wheels along with logos and the like); blur in the feet (which competition judges always ask for!); and panning. The blurred feet always elude me! I would have had a go at removing the bit of track (or something on the track) at the foot of the photo but; nevertheless, a vote and award from me.
    • 29 Jan 2018 11:04PM
  • Rush Hour Hebden Bridge

    Brilliant - I especially like the 'sheep' poster on the left-hand side! Chris
    • 21 Jan 2018 12:46PM
  • Just Clear!

    I have voted for this outstanding photo and given an award - but, I am sure I have seen this shot before; in a photography competition perhaps? In fact, it has just come back to me and I recall which one; congratulations on the result. I managed to get a photo accepted in the same competition. Chris
    • 19 Jan 2018 8:43PM
  • Zoi

    Can't leave this cracking photo on 29 votes! Chris
    • 11 Dec 2017 6:50PM
  • Minefield

    A fine photo, I hope the photo goes on to many more votes. Chris
    • 8 Nov 2017 8:17PM
  • The Scallop

    An interesting and unusual photo which gets a vote from me - I wonder if it might also be a candidate for black and white? Chris
    • 14 Aug 2017 10:58PM
  • Mans best friend

    Plenty of character and action in this photo; glad it has now hit 30! Chris
    • 14 Aug 2017 8:48PM
  • BSB Thruxton

    Great shot (of Michael Rutter I think). Thruxton is quite a way from me and I have always thought the photo opportunities were limited - your shot proves there are opportunities but are the plentiful or limited. Grateful for your view. Chris
    • 6 Aug 2017 10:56PM
  • 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.


    • 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