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Perfecting the art of chair hurdling II

By Richsr
Having cleared the chair, spotting and landing squarely was the challenge.

Thank you for the all your comment on my last upload and thanks too to Whiterose1 for the GEA.
Soulofharmony, PattiW, Bzox, and Craggwildlife for taking the time to award one of their UA.
Very much appreciated.

Thanks for looking

Tags: Black and white Stockport Hallam Mills Katy Pectin

Voters: S_Psharma, Derek_Fearn, nsutcliffe and 154 more

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
7 May 2013 8:34AM
An outstanding picture.

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kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
7 May 2013 8:38AM
I hope the landing went well
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
7 May 2013 8:43AM
I can imagine you had a few 'takes' of this one, Richard. The diagonals work so well. Power, grace and movement. Excellent. And I bet you had some fun doing it.

7 May 2013 8:46AM
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
7 May 2013 8:47AM
It's all about timing.............quality once more.................GrinGrinGrin
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
7 May 2013 8:48AM
Athletic model beautiful image Richard !!
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 8:49AM
Amazing - stunning shot Richard SmileSmile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 8:53AM
whoah!!! incredible
Congrats on the award... I think you will receive alot moreSmile
LesF 11 182 9
7 May 2013 8:53AM
Is this a new Olympic sport, chair hurdles RichardWink
Works really well, movements very good.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
7 May 2013 8:54AM
Many thanks for all your comments every one very much appreciated.
Thanks also to NaturesHaven for the GEA, a nice supprise and very much appreciated
Regards Richard
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
7 May 2013 9:07AM
This one should do well Richard..... Stunning timing.

boov 5 2 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 9:12AM
Fantastic image
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 9:28AM

richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
7 May 2013 9:34AM
Super lighting well captured and excellently processed!!!! I like it a lot!!
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
7 May 2013 9:35AM
Superbly set up and captured
Ayoob 7 Australia
7 May 2013 9:40AM
Another wonderful action shot with beautiful lighting and presentation , Richard - very well done....GrinGrinGrin
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
7 May 2013 9:58AM
I don't know who I admire more; the lady for making such a graceful jump, or you for capturing it so perfectly Smile
7 May 2013 10:02AM
fine work Richard excellent capture

dudler Plus
14 702 1341 England
7 May 2013 10:11AM
Hmmm... Amazing!
mex 10 27 3 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 11:18AM
Stunning image rich.
cheers phil.
Philo 8 99 83 England
7 May 2013 12:02PM
Another cracker, Richard, I do love that floor.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
7 May 2013 12:21PM
She really is extremely athletic and for you to capture the exact moment before landing squarely is truly amazing. So deserving of the awards......Sandy
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
7 May 2013 12:38PM
The whole concept truly amazes she could jump like that, and how many shots it must have taken to get this perfect shot.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
7 May 2013 1:24PM
Thanks for all your comments everyone very much appreciated
Joline, see was a trained dancer and I have to say we didn't waste many shots
Richsr 11 91 223 England
7 May 2013 1:27PM
Thanks to Ugly, Lonely_oyrx, Mex and Sherlob for taking the time toward one of their UA very much appreciated
Regards Richard
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 1:49PM
Absolutely amazing shot!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
7 May 2013 2:14PM
Amazing action shot, Richard, perfectly positioned and framed Smile
Trev Smile
7 May 2013 3:17PM
An outstanding image,Richard.
Thats an outstanding image. My UA.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
7 May 2013 3:41PM
Thank you for your UA Deep very much appreciated
regards Richard
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
7 May 2013 4:05PM
Excellent and fantastic capture,Richard,love it,
debu 8 India
7 May 2013 4:10PM
Sezz 13 617 15 England
7 May 2013 4:48PM
Superb photography Richard, this is excellent!

Sarah *
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
7 May 2013 5:48PM
Top Pro photography Richard.


7 May 2013 5:55PM
Excellent !
7 May 2013 6:27PM
Amazing shot Richard, VERY well done to you both.

John Smile
Richsr 11 91 223 England
7 May 2013 6:56PM
Thanks for all your comments everyone very much appreciated
Thanks also to Alun for taking the time to award one of his UA very much appreciated
Regards Richard
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 7:04PM
Wow - great timing Richard!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 7:25PM
An image which I find it difficult to get my head around Richard. Although technically it is a brilliant piece of photography in its own right, and a much deserved winner of so many awards. Nevertheless, please excuse me for being a little over suspicious and furthermore one whom may cause an uproar amongst the ranks of fellow ePz members, but I do feel that the image does not quite ring true? "Please correct me if I am wrong" "Was the young lady vaulting or leaping over the chair?" Or "Was she leaping from off the chair?" Or as I suspect "Was she simply performing a leap with a tuck from the standing position?" The reasoning for my questioning is simply because of the positioning of her in relation to the movement and forces cause by several factors including, distance, height and speed.

If I have been a little over inquisitive or blooming stupid please forgive me and put my mind at rest.

Regards Nathan Grin
Richsr 11 91 223 England
7 May 2013 7:32PM
Hi Nathan the answer to your question is no she was not leaping over or off the chair I would not ask anyone to take that risk.
It my artistic license with the title which I thought suited the image.
Hope your head is ok nowWink
Regards Richard
Well done. Fantastic image.
RobboB Plus
11 132 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 9:00PM
Dynamic and wonderful. Great work Richard
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
7 May 2013 10:50PM
Richard -- another amazing shot with your perfect timing.

AND -- what an athlete you have for a model. I understand (as you told Nathan) that she is not jumping over the chair but just getting off the ground like that while maintaining her poise and form is fantastic.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
8 May 2013 5:37AM
Looks almost impossible

Richsr 11 91 223 England
8 May 2013 8:34AM
Thanks for your comments everyone, very much appreciated
Regards Richard
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
8 May 2013 12:55PM
Brilliant work Richard. The lighting pose and set give this an almost surreal atmosphere.
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
8 May 2013 1:31PM
Superb image in every way.
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
8 May 2013 7:30PM
Got you up to a ton with this outstanding image ....Phil
User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 9:32AM
A super mono image, great lighting and timing.
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
9 May 2013 5:09PM
Beautifully done.
Amazing capture, many congrats on all the awards.
Great idea Richard and so beautifully composed, never easy with so much action.

Briwooly 12 452 5 England
10 May 2013 3:03PM
They don't get much better than this Richard super work

cjl47 10 4 3 England
10 May 2013 5:23PM
Just WOW.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
10 May 2013 8:57PM
Thank for all your comments everyone very much appreciated
Thanks also to Alda for taking the time to give a UA very much appreciated
Regards Richard
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
12 May 2013 9:09AM
Excellent piece of photography.

Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
14 May 2013 8:48AM
All has been said Richard.

Do a mod with all the attention on the athletic lady !

chris-p Plus
12 67 England
14 May 2013 8:18PM
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
17 May 2013 12:02PM
Superb as the awards say
brilliant shot Richard, and so original
17 May 2013 3:02PM
A privilege to view, Richard!

6 3 8 United Kingdom
18 May 2013 4:09PM
Composed and timed to perfection!Grin
John_Horner 12 12 2 England
18 May 2013 10:11PM
Fab Rich. Mant congratulations too.

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
19 May 2013 7:22AM
nicely done and worked well Richard.
25 May 2013 4:55PM
Im sure I voted this image Richard..
Regards John
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
6 Jun 2013 9:40AM
Nice one this should do well in the salons have you entered it anywhere yet?
GregorP 13 4 Slovenia
7 Jul 2013 7:49PM
Excellent action shot. Like it!

GMCS67 4
15 Apr 2014 8:59AM
One of the best shots I've seen in a long time

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