The fifth shot in my Muay Thai series from Bangkok's Lumpinee Stadium.
For those of you who've been following the discussion in the forums, this action shot is a slight departure from the others in that there's minimal blur in this shot (only really visible in the glove connecting with the opponents forearm having missed his head).
I've been further playing around with some slightly false colors in the previous shots- opting for a more semi-saturated effect combined with a bit of sepia toning. For thins one, I've decided to go for clean B&W as someone had mentioned they thought it looked better. Your thoughts?
All the best,
More Muay Thai Action can be found at the group theme here...
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nbj (2095) 2007-10-14 0:55
super good timing. i very much like the expressions, the hands, and the drops of sweat in the air.
kevinos (7517) 2007-10-14 0:57
It is a great action shot Dan, The acute angles emphasis the action and the tension. As a composition it could hardly be better.It has a great candid portrait of a man who has just been zapped, too. Black and white certainly increases the sense of drama here. The frozen action, including the nice spots of spray in the air, suggest a fast shutter speed, but You don't say if you used the dreaded flash or available light.I must say I can't see any tell-tale traces of flash. My need to know is purely selfish, of course, I want to know what light I should use there, should any visiting Singaporean ever get me in. This is the kind of picture where some technical data would be useful. I like the sign "Food and Drink" in English, suggesting you were corralled in the foreigner's ghetto. However, racism or not, it probably is the best place to get good shots. You have certainly succeeded.
MarcT (20964) 2007-10-14 0:57
great B&W picture. lots of movement excellent timing.
Real knock out punch!
dvlazar (6662) 2007-10-14 1:03
My thoughts? this is a fantastic action shot that I have loved to have taken - well done!
The action is frozen cleanly and sharply, and the sweat spraying everywhere helps capture the moment.
Really good job,
partha (14020) 2007-10-14 1:31
Knocking shot. Captured at the perfect moment. The expressions look brilliant. B&W is the perfect choice.
ndb1958 (9289) 2007-10-14 4:07
Impressing shot, Dan. You caught just a good moment when the guy on the right is falling down ... and his facial expression is cool. The b+w is really nice for this. Nino
Dyerco (10185) 2007-10-14 7:31
I can't decided if I like the B&W better but this is a superb capture. I do think the sweat coming off them shows up more in the B&W.
- Copyright: Dan Walsh (danielswalsh) (13599)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-10-06
- Categories: Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8 L USM, @ ISO 640
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Boxing/ Kickboxing, Muay Thai [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-10-14 0:38