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THE DAMBUSTER !

By Imagephotographics
Good Morning everyone !

Thanks a lot for your comments & votes on yesterdays up-load, much appreciated !

This is an early morning shot of Hirvonen, who was second position in the Wales Rally GB. Weather conditions were terrible, wind, rain & fog, here he is hitting this dip at some speed !

Unfortunately, the marshall's would not let us move a further 20 foot along to capture the front of the car coming through, all us paying photographer's were not at all happy about this.

Hope you like this shot ?

Have a good day everyone !

Chris


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Comments


barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 8:22AM
For me this is the best yet !! Just love it And yes photographers tend to get a short shift
User_Removed 12 80 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 8:25AM
Superb capture!! Just excellent work!
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
27 Oct 2009 8:27AM
Excellent action image Chris.
Tom.
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 8:32AM
Whoosh, I am glad I was not standing there!!!!
Mavis
27 Oct 2009 8:33AM
Fantastic action shot. Brilliantly caught.
ALEX
fraser 17 631 14 Scotland
27 Oct 2009 8:33AM
Yu certainly made the best of a bad situation. Great shot an post-processing.
27 Oct 2009 8:34AM
just stunning
martinjp 12 2 3 England
27 Oct 2009 8:34AM
cracking image Chris... I was thinking The Italian Job Though your probably not old enough...

Martin.
STEVELIN 13 162 3 Ireland
27 Oct 2009 8:35AM
wow ! fantastic shot well taken.
steve
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 8:35AM
magazine quality shot.... wow you did so well to get this one, what a terrific series

Linda
27 Oct 2009 8:36AM
Hirvonen is The in.flight Finn.....
deavilin 17 352 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 8:40AM
The thumb dosen't do this justice, what a cracker Chris you really had a good day didn't you Smile

Charlotte
motorsportpictures 13 289 23 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 8:42AM
This is just stunning, one of the best motorsport/action shots, I have ever seen on this site, wow!
Scott
27 Oct 2009 8:45AM
WOW triple times!!! Fantastic shot
Scott
27 Oct 2009 8:57AM
Wow, what a shot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fantastic work, definately magazine quality......
Superb photography - Greg.
27 Oct 2009 9:00AM
STUNNING capture, this definately deserves the highest award possible.

Superb photography ......... Troy
Techno Plus
13 6.1k 8 England
27 Oct 2009 9:04AM
Brilliant!

Mal
colmar 14 42 35 Scotland
27 Oct 2009 9:07AM
Morning Chris best thank that marshal then .... Superb image so well captured thanks for sharing it. Best one of the rally thus far in your series and there have been a cracker or two Colin
owp 17 168
27 Oct 2009 9:25AM
. . . very different! and very nice! . .
ColouredImages 17 47 35 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 9:25AM
Glad to be the bearer of the RC and I'm sure there's a lot more clicks and comments to come yet. Love how this appears to vanish into the wall of water. Perfect timing
Mike
27 Oct 2009 9:29AM
Thanks everyone for such great comments & votes, so very much appreciated !

Chris
GalleryGirl 14 4 2 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 9:31AM
Amazing capture. Well done.

Marilyn x
Wilmot 13 338 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 9:33AM
Stunning shot.
Steve
dmhuynh72 13 47 3 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 9:46AM
You've been producing stunning action images lately. Keep them coming.
regards
Yung
User_Removed 12 3 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 10:11AM
Wonderful action shot, I can taste the mud. Regards, Romney
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 10:22AM
Hugely impressive.
Bill
Gaz111 12 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 10:32AM
What a great shot brilliant image
Stace 13 2 2 England
27 Oct 2009 10:34AM
Cracking shot

Stace
Thushari 12 1 Sri Lanka
27 Oct 2009 10:37AM
Excellent image Chris. well taken.
Thushari
somnathchatterjee 12 67 175 India
27 Oct 2009 11:00AM
wow! what a splash here, beautifully you have taken this, very well done.
angie44 12
27 Oct 2009 11:04AM
wow chris .. loving this new series .. nice work . angie
Richsr 14 91 223 England
27 Oct 2009 11:13AM
Different and works well -good action capture.
Regards Richard.
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 11:42AM
amazing capture chris a real stunner nice one Wink
andy
baclark 12 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 11:59AM
I think you may have got drowned if you were much further forward lol! It is annoying though isn't it. Great wet action capture!
Barbara
Ian-Munro 13 200 15 Wales
27 Oct 2009 12:04PM
Best yet mate! I love the different POV.

Superb.

Ian
49er 15 564
27 Oct 2009 12:39PM
great to see a different motorsport shot.. Like this a lot..
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
27 Oct 2009 12:44PM
superb timing!
Dennis
glyndwr 14 103 10 Wales
27 Oct 2009 1:09PM
Excellent!
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
27 Oct 2009 1:18PM
Brilliantly timed. Rather him (& indeed you!) than me given these conditions!

Ann
Dusan 12 Sri Lanka
27 Oct 2009 1:18PM
definitely the best so far.
For this I give you the BIG SPLASH AWARD
Well Done
Bob_V 14 1 2 United States
27 Oct 2009 1:31PM
Superb timing, a fantastic capture.
Bob
Viper13 12 1 South Africa
27 Oct 2009 1:42PM
Very cool. I like the colours and how perfectly in focus everything is.
danbrann 17 640 17
27 Oct 2009 2:07PM
Not often we see the back of the car but very effective indeed.
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
27 Oct 2009 2:09PM
POWERFUL

Peter
brian_nif2 13 12 1 Northern Ireland
27 Oct 2009 3:03PM
Great shot
Jekaro 12 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 3:04PM
A simply stunning capture, Chris.
Roy
mudge 19 1.0k 75 England
27 Oct 2009 3:08PM
Fabulous capture
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 3:17PM
Absolutely stunning image, exceptionally well captured.

Hugh
MikefromEbbw 14 69 2 Wales
27 Oct 2009 3:24PM
This works so well.Brilliant stuff Chris!
Adderwatcher 12 60 19 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 3:46PM
Fantastic shot, nice one Chris.
Scott
27 Oct 2009 3:56PM

Quote:Absolutely stunning image, exceptionally well captured.

Hugh



Many thanks Hugh for your comments & Vote and especially for your Award - Very much appreciated !

Chris
SteveMoulding 12 3 7 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 4:19PM
Excellent well timed capture with superb detail and great colour.
Steve.
ge22y 13 115 12 Wales
27 Oct 2009 4:37PM
My favourite of your series, great capture and again very well processed.

This was my first WRC event, found the marshalls to be very inconsistant, at the first point we visited Trooper and I were stood right on the outside of the apex of a bend on a sign saying 'no spectators'... Then we moved down to another point and the marshalls wouldn't let us get within a mile of the action on a perfect straight...
wyatturp 16 2 England
27 Oct 2009 4:42PM
well done!!
paulrosser 12 22 Wales
27 Oct 2009 4:59PM
An excellent capture in my opinion Chris, well done!
Regards,
Paul.
27 Oct 2009 5:23PM
only one word for this one.magic, pete
agingrocker 12 28 1
27 Oct 2009 5:44PM
Excellent timing Chris
Antony
27 Oct 2009 6:03PM
WOW, Amazing picture!!! looks like you had fun!! one of the best pics i have seen on here!!
27 Oct 2009 6:46PM

Quote:WOW, Amazing picture!!! looks like you had fun!! one of the best pics i have seen on here!!


Thank you very much indeed for your comments and Award - very much appreciated !

Chris
Ray42 13 3 England
27 Oct 2009 7:17PM
A stunning shot - what timing!
Shootme 12 England
27 Oct 2009 7:36PM
Love this, great action shot, well taken Chris.

Jim.
TJBP 12 Wales
27 Oct 2009 7:42PM
Great shots!!!!!!

I thoroughly enjoyed the rally.. go every year!
edwood 13 3 Scotland
27 Oct 2009 7:46PM
fantastic shot
paulb20 Plus
14 12 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 7:47PM
Fantastic action shot, Chris.
Paul
Jez22 13 4 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 7:50PM
another stunning shot Chris
27 Oct 2009 8:01PM
Awesome photography skills !! What a superb capture,timing fabulous...
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
27 Oct 2009 8:06PM
Wow, that was some puddle he drove through! Great capture, Chris.
TrevB Smile
27 Oct 2009 8:18PM
Stunning capture, great photography.
Christine
betts 13 1 England
27 Oct 2009 8:31PM
Wow!!!!!! stunning action capture,,,,,,,,,,
betts
Roly 14 Wales
27 Oct 2009 8:34PM
Brilliant shot,well captured Chris.
Dave_Holdham 12 4 1 Wales
27 Oct 2009 8:38PM
Great shot, well presented
goso 15 2 1 Australia
27 Oct 2009 8:53PM
Top action capture Chris...Bill
Gezina 15 3 6 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 8:58PM
Impressive timing with stunning detail - truly well caught - Ina
Steve_S Plus
15 183 3 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 9:04PM
Absolutely brilliant image, well done
Steve
TrevorPlumbe 15 60 England
27 Oct 2009 9:33PM
Superb
Trevor
Neeka 12 16 Wales
27 Oct 2009 9:50PM
S T U N N I N G !!!
POD 12 22 England
27 Oct 2009 10:07PM
Absolutely spectacular, great shot
bpearson3 12 1 England
27 Oct 2009 10:52PM
Wow, this is a fantastic image.
Love the action and composition of your shot.

Bev
Geofferz 13 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 10:55PM
Great image.
Geoff
Trout_Man 12 1 30 Wales
27 Oct 2009 11:00PM
This is one hell of an image...Geoff.
SKETCHER68 14 4 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2009 12:17AM
Superb image, well timed and captured.
pitty you wernt aloud to move.S
Tonyto 13 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2009 12:32AM
Great lighting, beautifully handled! stunning image!
Tony
LesF 15 182 9
28 Oct 2009 8:20AM
Wonderfully captured

LesF
28 Oct 2009 5:30PM
like this VERY much.

John Smile
koka 13 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2009 7:31AM
a wonderful rear end! Katie
Cor 12 Belgium
29 Oct 2009 11:11AM
Very top!
Cor.
oll1e 14 57 2 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2009 8:44PM
like this chris ,something diff from the norm Smile
JohnH37 15 1 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2009 10:42PM
Superb capture.
-John
EamonnM 12 1 1 Ireland
30 Oct 2009 8:52AM
Stunning piece of rally photography, well done Smile
EamonnM
PaulLiley 12 2 13 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2009 9:47AM
Fantastic action shot. Caught the drama well. Paul.
Mulcahy 12 Ireland
30 Oct 2009 11:23AM
Great shot Chris...great action...perfect timing, great stuff.
30 Oct 2009 11:48AM
Great shot my kind of thing, be giving the TT another go next year.
Better to be at the rear of the car as unde rit though.
Cheers Mick.
RobboB Plus
14 133 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2009 3:14PM
Cracking shot
jamestheboy 12 447 5 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2009 11:52AM
love this one WOW!
x_posure 12 1 Australia
1 Nov 2009 10:18AM
Brilliant photo, all your car pics are amazing love them all.
allxdr 11
6 Nov 2009 5:11PM
unbelievable shot , very impressive

chris
10 Nov 2009 11:21AM
Brilliant Better to see the car going into the water as we see many of them, coming out.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
10 Nov 2009 10:49PM
A sensational action shot, you've timed this one to perfection
hyd 11 England
24 Nov 2009 8:49AM
LOVE THIS SHOT CHRIS, POWER OF THE CAR GOING INTO THE WATER
Munch_66 11 19 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2009 11:25AM
As a rally fan and photographer, this gets my juices flowing.

Awesome work Smile

Andrew
buttyboy 11 18 Wales
27 Jan 2010 10:56PM
excellent image

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