A log splitting competition.
After splitting the log, all the parts had to go through the red hole in the green wall.
He looks anxious, not mad.
14 Oct 2012 5:19am
That's entertainment! Looks more of concern than joy though
14 Oct 2012 6:54am
Hack and slash on a quick fire bass, my kind of game!
14 Oct 2012 6:55am
This is one Brit country sport I've never seen before. It brought the Floyd track "careful with that axe Eugene" to mind. Interesting shot Chris
14 Oct 2012 6:56am
Hmmm - nothing better than watching someone else hard at work:)
14 Oct 2012 6:57am
Aahh such skills lad, he would have been easily employed many years ago when we all had coal fires as the woodman selling sticks to start the flames - or as an executioner in even earlier times :-)
14 Oct 2012 7:13am
Un exercice tonique ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche
14 Oct 2012 7:15am
Great action shot. This work takes me back.
14 Oct 2012 7:28am
It is alone to work, and everyone looks laughing :-) A very good focused picture, I love.
14 Oct 2012 7:39am
Love how you caught the bouncing log, we have a few he could practice on !
14 Oct 2012 7:43am
@Christine: It did seem to me that this competition was very clever...Not only did the organiser get a whole forest of trees(Exaggeration) chopped up, but he was selling the results to the country folk in the crowd. Bright lad, free labour, and great advertising,marketing and selling!!
Could do with him at our place ............
14 Oct 2012 8:00am
14 Oct 2012 8:09am
That's a familiar work. Fine timing.
14 Oct 2012 8:28am
The magical moment ...! The wood suspended in space ... Interesting story image ... I Like... Best regards, Adela
14 Oct 2012 8:29am
Like all the others above, I am impressed of your timing.
14 Oct 2012 8:38am
Did he toss it in or walk it over?
14 Oct 2012 9:00am
here, the bridegroom has to do this after the wedding ... a nice way to ensure enough firewood for the next days ...
14 Oct 2012 9:27am
Un coucoours de fendage de bois superbe scène colorée animée génial.
14 Oct 2012 9:55am
fantastic clear action shot (as always)...interesting that the competitor is not wearing any eye protection ;)
14 Oct 2012 11:09am
Stand there and watch your firewood being chopped ... and maybe even grab a few shots at the same time. ;D
Great action shot, Chris!
14 Oct 2012 12:29pm
A sight rarely seen nowadays. Lovely capture of the scene and colors.
14 Oct 2012 12:49pm
Btw. Thanks for the title ;-)
14 Oct 2012 1:55pm
@Othersideblue: I'm always a bit aware that sometimes I use funny language, I wouldn't want you to think that it's always "Normal"..."Cometh" is a very old fashioned variation of "Comes", and IS right when you are trying to emphasise something from a time long ago " The disciples of Jesus cometh", "The knight in shining armour cometh", but would be totally wrong for "My sister cometh"-unless somehow there was some kind of joke about you think she is very old-fashioned, or very old in years...
nicely done Chris.
14 Oct 2012 4:07pm
It is Interesting! In England very funny Competitions is held .
14 Oct 2012 5:44pm
Great capture of this moment with beautiful colors !
14 Oct 2012 6:21pm
Looks like nice hardwood for burning.
14 Oct 2012 7:06pm
He seem to be tired ... Great shot of this interesting competition !!!
14 Oct 2012 9:15pm
Tough competition! Is part of it getting the pieces through the hole within a time limit?
14 Oct 2012 11:51pm
@Mooie: Each team of 3 people had 5 "Rounds" of wood(New word for me, a round of wood is a section of the trunk, around 2 feet by 1 ft) One team member would chop his round, the next person would get a round from his stack, do the same. This continued until all 5 rounds had been chopped. Only one person was allowed in the arena at once(The guy with the flat cap,leaning on the green wall had just finished doing his round), when all 5 rounds had been chopped,all 3 posted the remnants through the red hole. The time was taken for the whole process. Then the next team would start. It took around 15 minutes for each team to complete...I didn't watch the whole competition.
Interesting subject for this photo. As mentioned above, this guy looks like he is getting tired.
15 Oct 2012 12:22am
@Jeff: he was on his last legs, this was taken just before the end of his "Shift", and he was all out
You really hit the spot with your timing of this shot, Chris. I'm glad you explain the enigma of the red hole and green wall.
15 Oct 2012 10:54am
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