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By the seat of his pants by Ptollemy By the seat of his pants by Ptollemy
Bob Stoneham takes an unexpected slide during the Victorian Solo [Speedway] Championship at the State Motorcycle Centre, Broadford.


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By the seat of his pants by =Ptollemy looks painful.

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BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
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You have been featured in The Best of Australian Art in 2010 News Article [link]

Please fav/heart the article :heart:
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Thank you so much. :)
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nIckrEed Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
epic shot!
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Thanks :)
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Your wonderful work was featured [link] in my journal :#1:
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Thank you kindly. :)
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"Who Let The Features Out? Who? Who? Who? Whoooooooo?" (Sing it to the tune of "Who Let The Dogs Out?") Hahaha. Congratulations, YOU made it in my 76th Journal Feature in here: [link] :clap: :hug:
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Thank you! :boogie: :rose:
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No problem! :D
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BTW, if you have the time, check/comment/critique/fave from my gallery if you'll like any. Thanks a lot! :D
Have a great week! :hug:
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AlekSunder Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
such a great shot :)
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Thanks :)
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AlekSunder Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
welcome :))
cool work :)
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Jeannieblue Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome, hon. :clap: Congrats! I love returning home from a trip to see you in the DDs! :boogie: :glomp: :huggle: :smooch: :winner:
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Thank you so much! :tighthug:
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UnamedKing Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
..I like the fact that you answered every comment O.O.

Couldn't help but notice you said he was able to run to a stop? You mean he stood and ran while skidding through the dirt??
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Thanks. :D

He skid through the dirt and then somehow managed to twist and get up on his feet running and not fall over. Here he is a few seconds later. It was amazing to watch. :D
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D0UbleF Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Student Photographer
Wow!
That's insanely awesome!
Didn't know Speedway could be found in the rest of the world ><
I first saw it in some Russian Championships.
I really liked it so went like 5-6 times to see it.
But never knew the rest of the world participates also :P?
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Well actually Speedway originated in Australia - at the Maitland Showgrounds in New South Wales in February 1928. :XD:

And thanks for your kind words. :D

[Go jason Crump! giggle:]
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arwing3 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Student
Ugh, that is one rough sport, this shot sums that up pretty well, good stuff m8.
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Thank you :D
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KeitiBlackWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you definately know he's got mud in his crack now XD
that happened to me before actually, so i shouldnt really be making fun of it. though it was a nice laugh afterwords :P
at least it looks like he has in under control with his pose and all, i just went with my hands flying everywhere xDD

great shot though, it was really one of those ';perfect moment' shoots. the dirt around him looks intense.
congrats on the DD!
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Thanks so much, yes he bounced back up on to his feet a moment later and was able to run to a stop. I've done the whole bike skid thing. Unfortunately it was on bitumen, when I was hit by a truck. I was okay, the bike was a right-off.

But you should have seen what I did to the truck! :rofl:
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KeitiBlackWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
oh geez, im sorry to hear about that. :\
xDD i wish i could of, though.
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
I did more damange to the truck than it did to me... the front bumper was ripped almost completely off! :rofl:
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KeitiBlackWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
xDDD ohmygodd, thats insane. im guessing it was the guy driving the truck's fault too, so you didnt have to pay for it hopefully?[:
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
It was definitely his fault but he refused to pay for it and back then I couldn't afford a lawyer. :(

But hey, his karma will get him in the end. :giggle:
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KeitiBlackWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
of course that would happen.
but i agree, karmas a bitch.[:
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
:highfive:
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Anonymonkey Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hope he's got some reinforced ass-fabric :D
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
:nod: :D
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psychotic-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
It's epic and reminded me of the good ol' days when me and my brothers went dirt biking. We can't any more due to other-vehicle related injuries (none of us are out of our 20's but we all walk with canes now), but dirt biking was epic times.
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Thanks :D I was always a road-rider, but loved to watch the dirt-bikes. :boogie:
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kc2olb Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
perfect timing !
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Thank you :D
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mawile-the-dragon-ta Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
SOMEONE just got owned by gravity. :XD: congrats on the DD. ^^
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
:XD:

Thank you :boogie:
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mawile-the-dragon-ta Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
your welcome! :D
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GekkouKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it reminds me of Excitebike. Usually motocross doesn't, but for some reason this really strikes me as that.


Wonderful photograph, although not for Stoneham!
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Thanks. Speedway is definitely lots of fun to watch and shoot. :boogie:
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ashleytannertrox1075 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
when i fell off my dirtbike i broke my thumb...

i bet that fall hurt his butt :XD:
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
:nod: :D
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Xerces Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Congrats on the DD! awesome capture =D
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Thank you so much. :D
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Xerces Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem!
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fragaria Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
I have to wait for new season till March! in Poland... so long time, horrible

great shoot!
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Thanks. :D

I'm hoping we get more telecasts of the the European races. :boogie:
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BehindtheUniverse Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Wow, that's amazing!
You caught it at just the right moment! 8D
dang, it's so perfect! The bike even looks still!

and yeah xD it does look painful!!
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Thank you so much. :boogie:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
I am so happy to see sports get recognized in a daily d. Such an overlooked genre that is beautiful when done right...like this image you have here. Bravo to you and to estudio for selecting it.
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