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Ooh! That Was Tough



Copyright © John Powell, 2011
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Copyright © John Powell, 2011
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markbryden
 
markbryden July 05, 2012
A very strong image
ninirocklover
 
ninirocklover July 13, 2012
awesome shot! love the emotion and the black and white effect! well done
davbro
 
davbro October 01, 2012
Excellent details! - love the expression / emotion captured!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions October 31, 2012
congrats
LeighAnnC
 
LeighAnnC October 31, 2012
Congrats!
Serendipity1
 
Serendipity1 October 31, 2012
Very nice! Congrats!
Sacker Foto
 
Sacker Foto October 31, 2012
congrats!
excellent work!
1979
 
1979 October 31, 2012
FANTASTIC PHOTO.
JohnKC
 
JohnKC October 31, 2012
Very Cool.
fotogalmexican Platinum
 
fotogalmexican October 31, 2012
superb congrats!!!!!
Jeanne713
 
Jeanne713 October 31, 2012
Excellent shot. Congrats!!
cs-cookie
 
cs-cookie October 31, 2012
Congrats, well deserved win
brodia65
 
brodia65 October 31, 2012
Great image, congrats!
melda PRO
 
melda October 31, 2012
Awesome!!! congrats!
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Redjule October 31, 2012
Wonderful, congrats :)
Amiqdadi
 
Amiqdadi November 01, 2012
great work...congrats
jsharp006 PRO
 
jsharp006 November 01, 2012
Congratulations on a very effective photo! You can almost read his mind.
melissa3339
 
melissa3339 November 01, 2012
Fantastic! Congrats!
CB1985
 
CB1985 November 01, 2012
Awesome Capture. Well Done & Congrats on the award.
carolyn_anderson_860
 
carolyn_anderson_860 November 01, 2012
Nice shot congrat's
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disneymamom November 01, 2012
Congratulations on win!!
desertpagan
 
desertpagan November 01, 2012
Love this capture! Congrats on your win!!!
Anoud
 
Anoud November 01, 2012
This is amazing! Congrats
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Njjoc3 November 01, 2012
Congrats!!!
Carli
 
Carli November 01, 2012
nice shot :D
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mailsmc November 01, 2012
Congrats on your award!
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patsimmons November 02, 2012
Congratulations on your award! Great portrait!
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DazedHazelEyes November 02, 2012
Congrats!
tissa7
 
tissa7 November 02, 2012
well deserved!
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Eli2abeth November 02, 2012
Congrats!
MelMon8
 
MelMon8 November 03, 2012
A sure winner! Your portrait photography is all amazing!
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Thimbee November 03, 2012
Fantastic! Congrats
mikellherrick
 
mikellherrick November 03, 2012
Great emotion...great photo. :)
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DustinsMom November 03, 2012
Congrats on your win!
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maksym November 03, 2012
Great Capture, Congratulations!
chrisrgivens
 
chrisrgivens November 04, 2012
haha nice shot!! congratulations
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rachmonte November 04, 2012
Congrats!
carol_bradshaw_4069
 
carol_bradshaw_4069 November 04, 2012
Congratulations on your Win !! the shot is just awesome !!
matej007
 
matej007 November 04, 2012
Great capture
TeeAnee
 
TeeAnee November 04, 2012
Congratulations : ) Nice photo!
debkumarbanerjee
 
debkumarbanerjee November 05, 2012
excellent capture ! congrats !
SharonKynastonPhotography
 
SharonKynastonPhotography November 05, 2012
Very good, well done.
bugsysposy
 
bugsysposy November 05, 2012
Talk about being immersed in the moment ! Wow , congratulations on a win well deserved ! Does this sports player know that you took such a moving and inspirational photo of him ? Will-power indeed !
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betsyarmour November 06, 2012
Congrats! Fantastic Image!
harikiran
 
harikiran November 07, 2012
superbb..favd
julieklene
 
julieklene November 07, 2012
great shot! congrats on your prize!
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KRPoole November 09, 2012
Congrats!
jaymz_kennedy_37
 
jaymz_kennedy_37 November 09, 2012
This is absolutely killer. wow!!!! I hope there is no offense to this...but have you seen the movie chicken run? this looks like that one chicken farmer in that movie... almost exactly.
rkperry215
 
rkperry215 November 10, 2012
Great shot! Congrats!
jimmoon_8772
 
jimmoon_8772 November 11, 2012
Congratulations!
mkjsdad
 
mkjsdad November 12, 2012
Congrats...what a fantastic image!!!
lisawiza
 
lisawiza November 17, 2012
fantastic ..bursting with character congrats
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michaeldonovan November 21, 2012
Great shot, couldn't have been a better choice
pixellimagery
 
pixellimagery January 03, 2013
Ahh, John, I 'know' you and this image from another site :-) Glad to find you here also! :-))
GREAT image, have read your bio, deserved win!!! :-D .. Ell
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ziggysofi January 04, 2013
jawdropping!
theoffshorekiwi
 
theoffshorekiwi February 13, 2013
special.
someone blasted him in the nether regions, or he's watching someone else suffer the same.
class pic
Giannis
 
Giannis February 19, 2013
fantastic!!!
smile143
 
smile143 February 21, 2013
Amazing! Congratulations!
TealPhotos
 
TealPhotos November 01, 2013
Fantastic shot congrat :)
NickBelial PRO+
 
NickBelial March 18, 2020
Eye-catching shot. Well done. Is that Jim Carrey?
stigfagerli PRO+
 
stigfagerli November 12, 2020
Cool

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken at the 2010 (January) Tough Guy Challenge, which is held at Perton, near Wolverhampton, UK.
Time
Taken around 2pm
Lighting
Overcast lighting, temperature was around freezing.
Equipment
Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro, 80-200mm f/2.8, 1/160sec at f/5.3, ISO 200
Inspiration
I just love extreme character portraits
Editing
Very little in the way of post processing; shot in colour and converted to monochrome.
In my camera bag
Back in 2010, when this shot was taken my camera bag consisted of a single body (FujiFilm S5 Pro) and 3 lenses. Two Tokina Zooms, 28-70mm f/2.8, 80-200mm f2.8 and an 18-55mm Nikkor.
Feedback
Keep it simple both in terms of kit and your approach to capturing the action. “It doesn’t matter what subject you care to shoot, don’t burden yourself with too much gear. More often than not, one camera and one lens will get the job done. I try and capture colourful images first and convert to monochrome later - I always shoot RAW.

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