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By centur
A VERY grabbed shot as he left the ring..The out of focus is a "pain" I know..Comments sort on lighting,compostion and mood ..thanks Cheryl

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railton 18 304
14 Oct 2002 12:10PM
RED RAG TO A BULL. Lighting, composition and mood are this picture. All the emotions of a nights boxing are encapsulated here. Had the photographer captured the main subject of the composition in focus I feel it would have detracted from the 'mood'. Superlatives are wasted here the picture speaks for itself, thanks to this photographer photography receives another much needed nudge towards being accepted as a serious art form. Asked to comment on this picture? 't'was like a red rag to a bull' many thanks. John Tindall.
centur 19 106
14 Oct 2002 12:46PM
you like it huh John? Smile thanks I sorta like it as well I had to do a lot of digital manipulation on it thoSad to salvage it ...the original was ..well shall I say very very ordinary ! I must say tho that the boxer's fat" ear was real that is ...I did NOT create that ! The only "trickery "I used however was the red colouring,the enhancment of the trophy and his shorts.. and the lightening of the boxers face ...I had expected toooo much of my inbuilt flash ...Thanks for your feedback
Toymaker 18 587 1
15 Oct 2002 8:12AM
Excellent composition Cheryl. Notwithstanding the focusing, which you've already commented on, I think its a powerful shot and its full of action. The 'real life' background is right on and considering the brutal nature of the sport - a red background seems appropriate. The colour blending around the boxer's arms is good - it doesn't look like someone posed in front of a billboard. I agree with John's comments about the focus. I don't think it really matters too much. In fact if he was pin sharp you might have been tempted to add a little blur to give it more of an action scene. I wouldn't say that I liked it (I'm a very peaceful wee lad) but technically - its extremely good and catches the mood well. If it was a competition theme, you may get it on points (yes a pun was intended) Wink))))
centur 19 106
15 Oct 2002 1:24PM
Barry ..good pun..roflmol re .."I am a peaceful wee lad" Smile seriously barry I appreciate ur feedback and noted what u said re the use of the blur tool to defocus(is that a word? )The boxer ! Also that it didn't seemed posed ..which of course it wasntSmile tho I have to say that when the boxer saw me taking his pic ..he did put on a tuff faceWink he was very proud of himself ..and rightly so ..he fought wellSmile
Thanks again
Tinman 19 29
26 Oct 2002 8:12PM
Again a very interesting use of technique, you are very bold and brave posting shots that others wouldn't dare, but it is a great way to learn, I think I am going to be more draMATic in future........thinking on it I will stick on my same old path, nonetheless a very interesting shot lots going on and I can't add anything that has not already been said, I think I can see the red mist coming down.......
centur 19 106
27 Oct 2002 8:20AM
Matt ..ignorance can be bliss (ignorance on my on my Part I mean) ..yes I agree I have and am more than willing to learn and I trust I will continue to learn if I dont give upSmile
pushing on and out ...cherylSmile

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