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A small-town wrestler at a small-town summer fete

Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:sigma 10-20mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Wrestler
Username:RAPjones RAPjones
Uploaded:21 Dec 2010 - 10:18 AM
Tags:Black & white, Flash / lighting, Sports / action
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MrGoatsmilk
21 Dec 2010 - 10:28 AM

Like the look of this although it looks like it will hurt, not sure about the hand in the foreground, at times t adds interest and others I'm not sure. But it has got me looking at it so must be a good thing.

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Dianne
Dianne  3 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2010 - 10:29 AM

great action shot !

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RAPjones
RAPjones  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2010 - 10:32 AM

Please Note: No animals were hurt during this shoot... These boys were expert fakers ;o)

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hary60
hary60  5 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2010 - 10:35 AM

Superb action shot
Harry

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2010 - 10:57 AM

Like the timing and pov in this one, think it would be better with out the hand.
Regards Richard

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SueEley
SueEley e2 Member 8271 forum postsSueEley vcard Wales96 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2010 - 11:21 AM

The hand works for me.

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TickRoe
TickRoe  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2010 - 11:33 AM

Brilliant. Keep the hand. Its quirky.

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RAPjones
RAPjones  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2010 - 11:35 AM

...these comments are proving very handy! :o)

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Andrew_Hurley
21 Dec 2010 - 1:03 PM

I would have called it "What Happened Next...." Excellent shot, superbly timed. I think the hand would have worked better if there was more of the man's body showing, even just a third. As it is there is just a loose hand (almost godlike!) hanging from the sky. It doesn't spoil the shot becuase it's such a good action/sport shot in the first place.

Andrew.

Last Modified By Andrew_Hurley at 21 Dec 2010 - 1:04 PM

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snowjunkie
21 Dec 2010 - 1:16 PM

This is really good, and not just for the lighting and action. Look closely. Look at the contrast in reaction from the crowd. On the right is a person (woman?) in what appears to be a scream of encouragement, a yell of blood-lust. Then in the middle of the adjacent ringside is a young girl, hands to face in horror. What a statement.

Can I suggest a crop? I would take out everything on the left up to the cub scout boy/two women talking. The young girl and screaming woman are key players in this image so the bigger the better.

Last Modified By snowjunkie at 21 Dec 2010 - 1:17 PM

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debu
debu e2 Member 4debu vcard India
22 Dec 2010 - 1:58 AM

Great action shot.
debu

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RAPjones
RAPjones  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2010 - 12:22 PM

Many Thanx for all your comments :o)
...I have pondered much over 'the hand', I could paint it out... and I know it's compositionally strange but I decided it adds a little quirky intrigue. It would have been perfect if the Ref's whistle had been hanging down from it...
And Snowjunkie, I also appreciate your comments on the crowd, which I might be able to bring out a bit more... but the reason I didn't go for a crop similar to what you suggested, which would also remove said hand, is because I didn't want the wrestler central in the comp...

Christmas cheer to all

Roger

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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2011 - 6:50 AM

Nice job, keep the hand.

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alequio
alequio  5
15 Jan 2011 - 1:10 PM

Fatastic timing and great composition. B&W does it justice. Made me smile!

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