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Hand to Hand Combat II

By John_Humphreys
Yesterday when uploading a picture I noticed that we now had the opportunity on EPZ to have our work critiqued by a professional photographer so I ticked this option on the upload page. I have modified the photograph according to Terry Hewlett's suggestion and here is the result.

Tags: Critique Sport Rugby Boys Limerick Shannon Young munster Sports and action

Voters: NevP, bliba, Barbaraj and 10 more

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NevP 16 853 13 Canada
26 Nov 2007 3:04AM
Great grit-your-teeth action, loads of tension, lovely job.
26 Nov 2007 4:22AM
read the critique yesterday, and honestly was a bit surprised about the suggestion to crop. allthough this crop brings out the facial expressions more, I found the original more pleasing for the eye composition-wise. I like this one, but much prefer the previous one. Would only go for a close crop because of upload-size issues. If you're not e2, better make the most of the limited upload size, but since you can post larger versions...
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
26 Nov 2007 7:37AM
agree with Koen....this looks great also but much prefer the previous one
Barbaraj 15 450 England
26 Nov 2007 8:54AM
Like the close up and feeling in the rough and tumble.
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2007 11:35AM
I go for this version myself. While not a rugby fan or a sports aficionado in general I find the crop really enhances the tension almoast to breaking point. This is powerful stuff!
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2519 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2007 12:46PM
I go with this version, it's stronger, and focuses better on the confrontation and physical tension.
davidhu 16 19 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2007 3:23PM
A bit of a split decision on this then, John. This one just shades it for me.
AlanBW 16 20 England
26 Nov 2007 4:10PM
Like Dave above, this one just edges it for me
pennyspike 19 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2007 4:38PM
Super crop, it really adds impact.
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
2 Dec 2007 8:05PM
A really colourful action shot in which you've captured some great expressions of determination, great work
AlanC1 15 1 England
7 Dec 2007 6:57PM
You should be a sports photographer great action shot

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