Dr Isaac Vaisman, PPSA  

Ouch by Dr Isaac Vaisman, PPSA

July 2024 - Ouch

About the Image(s)

Ouch was created at the Hard Rock Café Boxing Ring. Through an acquaintance I was able to obtain a Photo Pass to be at the ringside with the real boxing reporters. In fact, we all had to maneuver and push each other very politely since the only open area to be close to the ring was very small and restricted.
Using a Nikon Z8 with the Nikkor prime zoom 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm and with these settings: ISO 4500 (Auto setting), f/ 3.2 and 1/1250 sec.
The image was PP in LightRoom using the included denoise feature in the program and cropped.

6 comments posted

R Gary Butler   R Gary Butler
Isaac, I think you choose great settings to absolutely stop the image. When I first looked at the image I thought they were posing. But when I looked closer and saw the beads of sweat flying through the air I knew that it was true boxing. For 4500 ISO you also did a great job with the deNoise. Nicely done.   Posted: 07/03/2024 14:15:23
Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
Gary, check group 59. I have another image a little more intense.   Posted: 07/04/2024 18:29:47

Guy Davies   Guy Davies
Well I certainly would not pick a fight with either of these two men! You have caught the action with the sweat flying and you can sense the power behind the punches from the obvious tension in the muscles. Lighting is good and the two boxers are pin sharp. It is unfortunate that the out of focus arm on the right (referee?) looks like it is trying to restrain the boxer on the right. Also, can you darken the bright blue and yellow sign at the top without violating the rules for PJ?   Posted: 07/08/2024 08:32:17

Bill Buchanan   Bill Buchanan
That certainly is a knockout picture. Everything is spot on. It's sharp, well exposed and you've captured the peak of the action. I I were to make any improvements, I would crop tighter.   Posted: 07/08/2024 09:38:59

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
Hi Isaac

While you were capturing the action in the ring did anybody capture everyone fighting for position ringside?
Wonderful piece of sports journalism the effort each boxer is putting in can be clearly seen the tensed muscles the veins in the neck the movement in the white boxing trunks
I must admit my eye was so taken by the 2 main subjects I had not noticed the overhead sign that shows how powerfully the main subject held my attention.
Brilliant image Isaac   Posted: 07/10/2024 13:29:51

Vella Kendall   Vella Kendall
I didn't notice the sign either. The fringe on the right shows the stop action well. Have you tried black and white? Also have you not considered it to be non PJ and erase the arm of the referee and sign, with black background the men would really pop. I don't like boxing but to me this photo is like a piece of art. I especially like that you don't know who is winning   Posted: 07/11/2024 18:49:43


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