Carroll Reynolds  

Untitled by Carroll Reynolds

October 2019 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

Attached is the October image. Photo was taken at a Maui Thai event on July 6, 2019. The camera is Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, f/5, 1/1600 sec, ISO 2500, at 85 mm. The image was slightly under exposed to keep the ISO down a little. The match was between Thailand and Italian fighters, the Italian (his back to us in the image) won the match.

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7 comments posted

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
Great image. The shutter speed captured the spray of sweat and the ripples of the muscles. The background has enough detail to be real, but not enough to be a distraction. The colors and exposures of their bodies are great. You managed to position yourself to have a straight on shot so the ropes are level and parallel. Perhaps some of all this is processing, but it is well done if it is.   Posted: 10/07/2019 10:06:05

Carroll Reynolds   Carroll Reynolds
Thanks Stan. I had to straighten the image to get the ropes correct but the rest of the processing was pretty minimal. I was lucky to be in the right spot at the right time.   Posted: 10/08/2019 06:29:05

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Great Image! Well exposed and it really captures the action! I hope you didn't have to wipe the fighters' beads of sweat off the lens <g> - it seems that even with an 85 you were very close! WoW!   Posted: 10/08/2019 14:01:06

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
Great image. Captured the action and the boxers. Even though the Italian boxer's back is to us, you can see enough of his features and his magnificent tatoo. The expression on the defeated boxer tells the story. How close were you? How lucky you were not to have anyone in front of you.   Posted: 10/14/2019 13:04:52

John Hackett   John Hackett
What a moment to hit the button. I can feel the pain. Everything in the frame tells the story. The power of the boxers, the expressions on the spectators and the sweat and toil. I hate the 'sport' but I love the picture.   Posted: 10/16/2019 04:41:32
Carroll Reynolds   Carroll Reynolds
Your right on John. Boxing is the only sport where the objective is to disable the opponents nervous system. Surprisingly Thai kick boxing has participants that actually care about the opponent. I've frequently seen the winner rush to the downed opponent to be sure he is okay ignoring the actual win.   Posted: 10/16/2019 09:20:29

Harriet Ciccone
Again a very dramatic image with great detail on the boxers and just enough detail in the audience. I have no suggestions - well done.   Posted: 10/20/2019 10:36:39