Tom Pickering, APSA  

Arm-Wrestling by Tom Pickering, APSA

January 2022 - Arm-Wrestling

About the Image(s)

Specs: Nikon D5000, Tamron 60mm Macro, f2.8, 1/60s, Tripod, OnCamera Flash

This pair of brothers (yes they are really brothers) arm-wrestle every year on Thanksgiving Day. I think it should be clear who will win. I processed this in Affinity Photo to select the struggle and added a gymnasium background to give it more of a sports feel. Suggestions?

8 comments posted

Arabella Dane   Arabella Dane
Love it! THe skinny guy's face is a great study. Wonderful color and detail throughout. Not sure that the two rectangular objects on the wall add anything to the compelling story.   Posted: 01/05/2022 19:30:12
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
I agree that they don't add to the story, but I thought they added an ambiance to the look. I may try removing them to see if it helps.   Posted: 01/17/2022 09:42:20
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
See my rework below:   Posted: 01/17/2022 11:59:16

Brenda Frezeman   Brenda Frezeman
This image sure tells a story! I can almost feel the struggle of the skinny guy and the amusement of the heavier guy. Even though the skinny guy's face draws my attention, the two objects on the wall are a little distracting. I think I'd remove them.   Posted: 01/17/2022 11:31:11
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
That's 2 votes for their removal. Guess I best be getting to work. d;¬{D   Posted: 01/17/2022 11:47:45
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
See my rework below:   Posted: 01/17/2022 11:59:34

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
Based upon the two suggestions received so far, here's a redo of the image without the background distractions. Thoughts?   Posted: 01/17/2022 11:58:44
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Brenda Frezeman   Brenda Frezeman
For me, that works much better! No distractions now, just a great story.   Posted: 01/17/2022 12:22:30


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