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Leaping the gap

By Richsr
Thanks for all your comments on my last upload everyone and Pete for the EC, and Funkeldink for the GEA. Marliyn Sandy and Derek for their User Awards all very much appreciated.

Had a trip to the Tough guy event yesterday in the company of TonyD3, Cole and Phil Morgan.
A shot from the area known as the Killing fields part of the assault course, which includes fire, ditches filled with water and mud too.
Perhaps should have called this leap of faith what do you think?

Thanks for looking
Regards Richard

Tags: 2012 Tough guy Killing fields Sports and action

Voters: FlashBangPicture, barbarahirst, Philo and 146 more


30 Jan 2012 10:27AM
really top shot. A surefire EC/HC for me this one Rich

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barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 10:29AM
This is for real ?????????
Philo 9 99 83 England
30 Jan 2012 10:29AM
Brilliant timing Richard. Certainly captures the tough nature of the event.

cdm36 15 391 7 England
30 Jan 2012 10:38AM
Rather them than me, well timed capturing the grimace as he leaps Smile
Inner-Funk 12 17 2 Australia
30 Jan 2012 10:39AM
Great shot, made me stop and look and then laugh, then get a bit confused when i read his shirt... then laughed again, fabulous, thanks, amelia
luceombra 8 27 5 Italy
30 Jan 2012 10:39AM
Really an awesome shot. A great capture
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
30 Jan 2012 10:43AM
Superb action shot Richard,
saeidNL 9 3 Netherlands
30 Jan 2012 10:45AM
WOOOO What great action shot,Ricard,very well done,
User_Removed 11 1 8 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 10:50AM

achieverswales 9 8 101 Wales
30 Jan 2012 10:50AM
Richard! Again stunning photography, it is exposed to perfection as is the composition and action, superb photography.


saltireblue Plus
9 9.7k 36 Norway
30 Jan 2012 11:00AM
For once the subject being dead-centre works, Rich. If it wasn't for the competitor 'numberplate' you could almost imagine he was running to escape from a horrific crash or explosion.
Don't think you could have timed this any better.

senn 8 5 1 Belgium
30 Jan 2012 11:06AM
wonderful action shot
Brian65 10 2 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 11:15AM
Fantastic shot Richard.
gingerdelight 13 298 11 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 11:17AM
A leap of faith indeed! Are they mad!!!!!! Grin
A stunning, breathtaking capture Rich!
gloccy 8 Scotland
30 Jan 2012 11:30AM
Well captured. Its funny what people get up to in their spare time.Tongue

johnjo58 9 2 5 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 11:37AM
Saw them advertise this on a breakfast show, not my idea of fun but this is a great photo. Ncework
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2079 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 11:56AM
The expression going like a bat out of hell comes to mind. Brilliant.
dathersmith 12 564 12 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 12:13PM
That looks like one hell of an event Richard, well captured action.

Glyn1 10 4 1 England
30 Jan 2012 12:28PM
Terrific action shot Richard.

Oliverpants 10 2 2 England
30 Jan 2012 12:36PM
Superb action shot. Ann
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 12:38PM
Stunning - Carole
30 Jan 2012 12:46PM
Daisymaye 10 23 16 Canada
30 Jan 2012 1:20PM
An awesome action shot Richard. What a strenuous event. You certainly captured him well with such a forging ahead expression. So deserving of all the awards...............Sandy
Andy_Cundell 8 1.1k 5 England
30 Jan 2012 1:21PM
What a great photo! The blacks on the 'jumper' really stand out!

Did you use a flash?

MickyMc 11 8 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 1:26PM
Exciting. Glad my son just runs SmileSmile
Richsr 12 91 223 England
30 Jan 2012 1:40PM
HI Andy yes an on camera flash dial down to -2Ev to just help lift the subject
Regards Richard
30 Jan 2012 1:45PM
a real winner Richard excellent all awards well deserved

nikshot 10 9 1 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 1:47PM
It's all been said but again Wow!!

derekhansen 10 210 24 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 1:48PM
A really cracking action shot Richard. Pin sharp subject with a little background blur to separate.
Congrats on the awards.
AnneWorner 11 620 43 United States
30 Jan 2012 1:51PM
Fabulous stop-action shot here - impressive stuff!
Awards well deserved Smile

30 Jan 2012 2:15PM
Amazing action shot, one to be proud of Rich.

rontear Plus
16 19 8 England
30 Jan 2012 2:58PM
The Midlands event, full of action !! Richard.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
30 Jan 2012 3:06PM
A brilliant bit of work, Richard, excellent timing to catch the action here, well deserving of the awards Wink
Trev Smile
30 Jan 2012 3:09PM
Stunning shot Richard.
Almost 3D Smile

johnnyboy114 10 231 106 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 3:58PM
Good action shot Richard, well captured!
AnnChown Plus
9 207 1 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 4:34PM
You've really captured the moment there Richard! A bit of pain on his face, I'd say!
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
30 Jan 2012 4:43PM
We all get our kicks in different ways, Richard: this chap is obviously revelling in his judging by that expression. Great shot.
Richsr 12 91 223 England
30 Jan 2012 5:04PM
Many thanks for all your comments everyone and to Inner- funk for the GEA. Thanks also to Brian65( Brian), Luckybry (Bryan), Christine for their UA very much appreciated
Regards Richard
john_starkey 9 2 3 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 5:35PM
If only i was younger Wink,seriously good image Rich,the look on his face bring's home the intensity of the race,plus the pain of taking part,your image has brought all these thing's together,great work,

pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 5:56PM
I saw something about this event on Countryfile I think or was it early morning TV not sure now! well captured shot
LesF 12 182 9
30 Jan 2012 6:16PM
That's not Cole is it Wink

Captured the emotion he was going through well in this Richard

30 Jan 2012 6:18PM
What a great image Richard, an amazing shot. There's certainly many Strings to your Bow.

John Smile
30 Jan 2012 6:48PM
Leap of Faith would have been a great title but it's gone now, hey ho. Great action image and a fine change from the studio and beautiful women, I have to say that you do women very well indeed Richard. For me you are the modern day Mr Kipling of naked women, you do exceedingly good nudes.

gajewski 15 10 9 United States
30 Jan 2012 6:55PM
Great shot, Richard.
Maybe you could have borrowed a line from the tube -- "mind the gap."
hasslebladuk 9 1 6 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 8:09PM
Excellent shot well caught
brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 8:40PM
Superbly caught and timed, great action shot. I just wonder - where's the fun factor in these competitions??? Or why do people do this? I'm quite happy I don't have to encounter such adversities like fire, water, mud, cold - and all at the same time!
Richsr 12 91 223 England
30 Jan 2012 8:59PM
Many thanks for all your comments and everyone very much appreciated
Regards Richard
ugly Plus
11 9 57 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 9:19PM
Love the detail and texture in this image...
A great image well taken...
30 Jan 2012 10:10PM
Top notch
annettep38 Plus
8 219 42 Costa Rica
30 Jan 2012 11:32PM
excellent action shot! Worth a front page.
h4rsx 9 17 5 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2012 11:35PM
Very nice Rich. I bet this guy would love to get his hands on this shot.
sherring 11 46 13 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 8:13AM
Fantastic shot Richard. So sharp you could cut yourself on it. Cant really add anything more comment wise except its one of the most striking action shots I have ever seen on here, could be from a movie.

scrimmy Plus
11 389 5 Scotland
31 Jan 2012 9:01AM
what a stunning shot, camera settings, positioning and timing all just perfect.
Pete Plus
18 18.8k 97 England
31 Jan 2012 9:19AM
Have you considered cloning out the spectators? Add some more smoke and flames.
Richsr 12 91 223 England
31 Jan 2012 10:36AM
Thanks for the HC Pete, thanks of the suggestion I will have a look at that
Regards Richard
Richsr 12 91 223 England
31 Jan 2012 10:40AM
Thanks to Ryan for your UA very much appreciated
Regards Richard
Sezz 14 619 15 England
31 Jan 2012 11:35AM
Just fantastic work Richard - captures the feel of the event perfectly, your awards are well deserved!

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d3looo 10 16 1 Slovakia
31 Jan 2012 2:31PM
Fantastic capture Richard!!! Love it!

jaktis 15 84 Sweden
31 Jan 2012 6:05PM
That is action

moiral 9 12 Scotland
31 Jan 2012 7:09PM
A great action shot Richard. Congratulations on all your awards - so well deserved. Moira
31 Jan 2012 9:47PM
Wonderfully captured action shot, Richard!
Richsr 12 91 223 England
31 Jan 2012 9:50PM
Many thanks again for all your comments everyone, very much appreciated
Regards Richard
DanielD 9 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 11:09PM
Very spectacular scene, Richard - Excellent capture of the dramatic action

Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 8:53AM
top shot congrats on all the awards

woodrow 12 153 Scotland
1 Feb 2012 9:27AM
superb Richard.......the look on his face says it all
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 7:35PM
Fantastic capture - congratulations on its well deserved awards SmileSmile
ade_mcfade 15 15.2k 216 England
11 Feb 2012 11:58PM
bloody hell - I see what you mean about the killing fields, they look mental!
Richsr 12 91 223 England
14 Feb 2012 1:43PM
Thanks for all your comments everyone very much appreciated
Regards Richard
another in a line of A1 images great PF

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