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nbj (2095) 2006-01-27 9:32
Wow, good moment, good light and good tones. The hand draws attention, and it works great!
vapours (8264) 2006-01-27 9:46
Great image here of an important moment in a boxing match. Love the way all three people in the ring can be seen. Great work.
pilpel-adom (3018) 2006-01-27 9:55
Sylvain! Great and strong picture! I notice that you chose to focus on the hands on not on the shoulders (which attracted my eyes first), but maybe it is becuase everything happened fast and manual focus is still a time consuming procedure, as short as it is.
The compo is just excellent, with the judge on the one hand and the other fighter (?) on the left side, all blurred out as should...The rope harshly seperate the agonizing fighter from those that are on their feet, contrasting and seperating. Usually, it is not recommended to split a picture into two parts but here it adds to the drama! The B&W is fiting in perfectly and makes this scene a turely classic boxing captured moment!
If you can, next time add a commentary that explains the scene - it would be most appreciated and helpful!
P-S-I-G (25536) 2006-01-27 9:59
Un shot très bon. Le flou au fond est un élément fort de la composition, comme une métaphore du brouillard dans lequel se retrouve le boxeur mis KO. Le noir et blanc donne un côté film noir (comme par exemple dans le film "Raging Bull") qui ajoute du charme. J'aime beaucoup.
dolin (15647) 2006-01-27 10:13
Ohhhhh c'est bon ca. Très originbal et n/b apporte un gros plus au niveau de l'ambiance.
Je trouve juste dommage qu'il n'y ait pas plus de détail dans les sombres.
Le cadrage et la pdc sont parfaits !
Vraiment un très bon shot...bravo
chc (1468) 2006-01-27 14:59
Magnifique ! La main nette, les deux autres debout derrière en flou et en contre-plongée... On est KO avec lui. Christophe
ElSato (824) 2006-01-27 15:21
Wonderful! I won't repeat what the others have said, all of which is true, but I will add one thing.
The fact that you focussed on the hands, which has been mentioned, put together with the low point of view, has the effect of allowing us to see things almost as the fighter would, or at least from down on the mat with him.
What I mean is that the focus is exactly as it would be for him. His hands, which are right in front of his eyes, are in focus. Other parts of his body, which are farther away, are less so. The people standing over him are blurry, as I'm sure they would be at that distance after he'd been punched hard enough to knock him down . It's subtle, but it does have the effect of emotionally placing us right down there on our bellies with the fighter, which gives the picture extra emotional power.
I should also say that it's nice to see a subject on TE that I've rarely seen before. We have a lot of beautiful scenery, which is fine, and even other sports, but boxing is something that you don't see here much.