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Pain and Pleasure

Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 24 September 2012 in Sport & Recreation.

...are 2 sides of the same coin
Taken at Newbury/Berkshire County show.
No PP. Just the old fashioned method-long shutter speed and move the lens with the subject

Canon EOS-1D X 1/60 second F/14.0 ISO 100 200 mm

rem_la from Villiers, France

excellent ......................

24 Sep 2012 5:21am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

Very nicely done. Great timing for this capture!

24 Sep 2012 5:21am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

"Just . . " ?? . . just one of the most engaging images I shall see today !

24 Sep 2012 5:32am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I'm screaming too....great fun.

24 Sep 2012 5:45am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

This shot makes me feel young again and want to use the word rad. This shot is rad. This kid is rad. Nicely done!

24 Sep 2012 5:46am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Beautiful capture, is excellent. I feel he is very afraid. I like this photo.
Good week.

24 Sep 2012 5:54am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great Capture!!

24 Sep 2012 6:13am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super result - how many frames did you take to get a good result like this ?

24 Sep 2012 6:39am

@Nigel: Somewhere between 80-120. I was getting the effect I wanted on every shot, but commonly the person in focus was too old(Didn't look right, somehow), or was looking bored. The first few were done without swinging the lens with the subject, that didn't work, so, I worked out that the point of greatest relative movement was where some kids were going left to right, and the ones in the front were going right to left(Because they are going in a circle, the 3 o'clock position was the best, jeez what a long explanation!!) From there it was just a case of finding the right expression.

David from Avranches, France

Is this the show in the field near Vodafone HQ, use to go there as a kids. One of my favorite ever times that will stick with me forever was meeting John Pertwee and Una Stubbs as Worzel Gummidge and Aunt Sally. Things kids can only dream of.

24 Sep 2012 6:40am

@David: Yep, you know the place well. JP as Wurzel and US as Aunt Sally hold a real place in my heart as well. Around that time was a program called "Catweazle" and even though I was 16 years old, and both series were aimed at 8 year olds, I loved 'em both

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb capture, I love the movement and the lads excitement

24 Sep 2012 6:40am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Beautifully executed Mr E. Fabulous!

24 Sep 2012 6:45am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Brilliantly captured and a great title

24 Sep 2012 6:53am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Hervorragend diese Bewegungsunschärfe. Zu den Favoriten für den heutigen Tag.

24 Sep 2012 7:03am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Brilliant technique, Chris. Hope there are no weak links in those chains!

24 Sep 2012 7:19am

omid from mashhad, Iran

E X C E L L N T !!!!

24 Sep 2012 7:26am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland


24 Sep 2012 7:37am

Brockaly from Leominster, United Kingdom

Luvely shot but makes me feel..... ill ( ( I went on a ride a few years ago against the advise of my children)

24 Sep 2012 7:59am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Damned excellent result sir, and yet it still feels light, airy, and fresh.

24 Sep 2012 8:09am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Il explose de joie!!! Une image ravissante. ***** Belle journée.

24 Sep 2012 8:19am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Lots of patience, worth the effort put into it:)

24 Sep 2012 8:19am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Fantastic combination of fun and speed, you have really captured the fun of the fair.

24 Sep 2012 8:20am

Sam from Chennai, India

Fantastic capture. Great fun and excitement. Love the movement. Excellent result. Five Stars. :)

24 Sep 2012 8:41am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Spectacular view... The details you've captured here are wonderful.

24 Sep 2012 8:47am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

Nice to see this done "in camera" The old ways are the best ..

24 Sep 2012 8:52am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great shot..

24 Sep 2012 9:14am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a great bunch of swingers :)

24 Sep 2012 10:51am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent shooting, Chris! I just love the differing expressions of the boy and girl up front.

24 Sep 2012 11:00am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Terrific! great shot!

24 Sep 2012 12:05pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

sentationnal sentation of speed!

24 Sep 2012 12:11pm

Emma G from Canberra, Australia

amazing, such a cool shot...I'm going to have to try this next time I see one of those rides!!

24 Sep 2012 12:34pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Like it.

24 Sep 2012 12:55pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

So much fun that almost hurts.

24 Sep 2012 12:58pm

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Lovely frame and an excellent motion capture.

24 Sep 2012 2:46pm

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant result ! this picture comes ALIVE on the screen !

24 Sep 2012 3:34pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Five big ones Chris *****.

24 Sep 2012 3:43pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Herrlich, Chris ! Angst und Freude in einem einzigen Gesicht !

24 Sep 2012 3:59pm

David from Avranches, France

I think I remember Catweasle, did it have the same bloke who played Worzel's inventor in it?

24 Sep 2012 4:27pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superb eiamge de ces jeune sur le manège quel effet la bouche grande ouverte le mouvement sueprbe.

24 Sep 2012 6:08pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Great sensation of speed! Stunning. I like a lot the contrasts in this scene: frozen vs moved subjects (superb, really well captured) and the two different faces of the frozen subjects ;-) (peace, calm, and... fear)

24 Sep 2012 6:26pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Well done with two of them in motion focus ... not easy to do!

24 Sep 2012 7:15pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

My title : Excitement

24 Sep 2012 7:31pm

Fraucha from Біла Церква, Ukraine

It's all fun till someone pukes on you while photographing.

24 Sep 2012 7:33pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fabulous capture. great gesture. excellent bokeh

24 Sep 2012 8:21pm

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Yeah, I like this

24 Sep 2012 8:28pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Amazing shot, love the focus

24 Sep 2012 8:42pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Thanks for the explanation Chris - am relieved that someone else has to shoot dozens of pics to get one reasonable frame in circumstances like this - it was worth it.

25 Sep 2012 6:43am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Absolutely, phenomenally, stupendoulsy, magnificent!! WOW! This needs to be Spotlight!!

25 Sep 2012 4:11pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Congratulations , fantastic shot *****

25 Sep 2012 8:46pm

@Melocoton: Thankyou

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

25 Sep 2012 8:46pm

@omid: Thanks!

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great shot !

25 Sep 2012 9:04pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


25 Sep 2012 9:05pm

k@ from Paris, France

Just terrific to get the focus on him, a zillion bravos !

25 Sep 2012 9:05pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

A fabulous shot! Congratulations!

25 Sep 2012 10:48pm

@Denise: Thankyou!

maurizio jaya costantino from Trieste, Italy

I cried like him opening this....THANKS!

25 Sep 2012 11:03pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely fantastic! The essence of the swing ride! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

26 Sep 2012 12:10am

@Elaine Hancock: thanks

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautifully composed with perfect timing to capture this priceless expression! A spotlight well deserved!

26 Sep 2012 2:22am

@Steven: Thankyou

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Super Action shot.....Congratulations on the Spotlight ...cheers !!

26 Sep 2012 3:32am

@PRASHANT: Thanks!

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

A great shot. I'm not sure whether the boy was feeling the pleasure or the pain - probably a bit of both as your title suggests. Congratulations for the Spotlight.

26 Sep 2012 5:20am

@Lai Chan See: Thankyou

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . ah, and Congrats on the Spotlight, too, Chris. Reading your Response to Nigel, we can say perseverance pays off ! Well earned.

26 Sep 2012 5:40am

@Ronnie 2¢: Cheers mate!

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

fantastic shot.Congratulations on the Spotlight :)

26 Sep 2012 5:53am

@Mehdi Monadi: thanks!

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


26 Sep 2012 7:10am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

Thank you for the explanation you gave Nigel. I admire your work on this picture.

26 Sep 2012 7:13am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the spotlight

26 Sep 2012 7:22am

@Aubélia: Thankyou!

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Congratulations Chris I just discovered your success and share your happiness and joy. Absolutely sweet capture very well deserved.

I have something like this with my boys in a very different quality which now you gave me the idea that I gotta show you all here on animus3.

26 Sep 2012 7:24am

@Othersideblue: thankyou! Yes, please do!

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Félicitations pour le Spotlight!!! Bonne journée.

26 Sep 2012 7:43am

@Tede: Thankyou

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

May I use your title with your link and consent?

26 Sep 2012 7:45am

@Othersideblue: Haha! Do whatever you like!!

Ann from Nelson, New Zealand

Fabulous image, motion, excitement, right THERE

26 Sep 2012 8:31am

@Ann: Very kind, thankyou!

franz from Baden, Austria

congrats on yet another great one !!!

26 Sep 2012 9:01am

@franz: Thanks!

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Congratulations, well deserved :)

26 Sep 2012 9:13am

@Christine: Thankyou!

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Great capture!

26 Sep 2012 9:14am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


26 Sep 2012 9:22am

@Ana Lúcia: How kind, thankyou

Sam from Chennai, India

Congratulations on the spotlight, well deserved. :)

26 Sep 2012 9:39am

@Sam: Thanks, Sam

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Congrats on your Spotlight, Chris!

26 Sep 2012 9:54am

@Stephen: That's very kind, thanks

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb ! Congratulations on the spotlight!

26 Sep 2012 10:18am

@Mhelene: Thankyou

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States


26 Sep 2012 10:46am

@Betsy Barron: Thankyou!

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh BRAVO. Mr Elliott!1 The lords of wisdom can tell a winner most cerainly! And THIS is defintely a winner Your creativity and persistence certainly paid off here..I absolutely LOVE this piece - Well done snd Congratulations for sure!! dj

26 Sep 2012 12:01pm

@Denny Jump Photo: That's very kind, thankyou!

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

ps - just noticed those shoes...awesome ;-)

26 Sep 2012 12:01pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Hätte mich auch gewundert wenn das kein Spotlight bekommen hätte. Herzlichen Glückwunsch.

26 Sep 2012 12:40pm

@Heinz: Thank you so much

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight, Chris!

26 Sep 2012 2:58pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: That's very kind, thankyou

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Excellent picture !! Bravo !

26 Sep 2012 3:41pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Superbe scène dynamique, bravos pour le Spotlight!

26 Sep 2012 8:01pm

@Enzo: Thanks

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


27 Sep 2012 6:49am

@Nigel: T H A N K Y O U !

Lucie Pao (By PegM) from ~ ici ou là ~, France

Fantastic shot !!!!

27 Sep 2012 8:54am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Fantastic shot. Great control with movement, spectacular expression. Wonderful. Congratulations on the Spotlight.

27 Sep 2012 11:20pm

@LauraS: Thankyou

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent - congrats on the Spotlight, Chris!

28 Sep 2012 12:52am

@Jason Politte: Thank you, Sir

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie scène.

9 Oct 2012 8:47pm

Leslie Horacek from Brussels, Belgium

Chris - I just keep coming back to this photo. It tickles me to no end. It brings memories as a kid myself. It makes me wonder what this young gent was thinking/feeling. It just brings emotion and grinz at so many levels. The perfect image in my opinion. Hope all is well.

13 Oct 2012 12:52pm

@Leslie Horacek: Hi Leslie, How are you doing? Well, I hope. Thank you for your very kind words, I really appreciate them.The last couple of years have been about me simply trying to master the basics of "Capture the facts/scientific reporting" photography. I'm hoping that within 6 months or so, I will have got that to a level where I can move on to more expressive shots like this, so who knows, maybe by next summer , a few more like this will start creeping in.

Canon EOS-1D X
1/60 second
ISO 100
200 mm