Dr Isaac Vaisman, PPSA  

To Your Corner by Dr Isaac Vaisman, PPSA

March 2023 - To Your Corner

About the Image(s)

Title: To Your Corner

“To Your Corner” was created several years ago at the Seminole Hard Rock Caf© Hotel. I was invited by a colleague “ the fights physician, and I was able to stand at the ropes of the Ring next to the physician’s observation table and with a unique vantage point. The fighter had KO’d his opponent and the referee was sending him to his corner while he was counting when I was able to get this shot.

Camera and Lens:
Nikon D4 with the Nikkor prime zoom lens 24-70 mm @ 40 mm
ISO 5000, f/4 and 1/640 sec
The image was PP in LightRoom originally, cropped and changed into B&W using Silver Effex 2. Recently it was re-adjusted for noise using Topaz DeNoise AI.

5 comments posted

Hans-Werner Griepentrog   Hans-Werner Griepentrog
Hi Isaac, wow what a class photo of boxing. The photo tells a story and you described it exactly with the title, to your corner, Knock out would also be a good title. With the image you have very good chances of success in competitions both in the division Black and White as well as PJ.   Posted: 03/06/2023 03:54:15
Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
Thanks Hans. Interesting what you say about the image. Once in the local Camera Club the judge gave a low score because he claimed that the eyes of the man with a tie next to the Hard Rock Pole were not visible. Go and figure......   Posted: 03/06/2023 07:03:09
Hans-Werner Griepentrog   Hans-Werner Griepentrog
Hi Isaac, I have a completely different opinion than this judge. I have already judged as a judge at various competitions. For me, the photo has three essential components that are important to me as a judge, the boxer lying on the ground, the referee with his arm outstretched and the boxer going to his corner. These three form a triangular relationship for me. The photo deserves for me in any case an award HM.   Posted: 03/06/2023 07:12:16

Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Hey Isaac, agree with Hans, your image is has everything you could ask for in a sports image. Well done. Bruce   Posted: 03/07/2023 12:53:10

Ronald Davis   Ronald Davis
Hi Isaac. Yes, agree what a fantastic photo from one of the traditional blood sports. I can still remember your boxing photo taken in Las Vegas and this one tells a different story. The victor is almost walking away in a contemptuous manner in the style of "I am the King" and I have just placed another opponent on the floor. Even the ref is prominent with strong pointing and arm direction to the victor, "you have not won until I complete my count". I know some will not like this photo as I have said it is a blood sport and it irks some and it can happen the judge is one of these people. The B&W is most suitable as this sport reigned supreme in B&W 1920s-1960's. A great photo.
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