Critique Required Pugilists. Colour Or Bw?

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Peter Blake, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Peter Blake

    Peter Blake Member

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    the guy throwing the punch is looking for a print and I said why not have have a butchers in BW?

    this was a tri-x emulation, which is pretty authentic for the subject ;)
     
  2. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Tough call - I love B&W boxing shots - has a classic feel

    But the red and blue pop so well - and the red ring rope stands out so nicely - I'm voting for color :)

    Looks like you had decent ringside access Peter?
     
  3. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Yeah, colour for me too... It's all in the red and blue
     
  4. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    And for for me. Brilliantly timed.
     
  5. Dave Green

    Dave Green Well-Known Member

    Mono all the way! :)
     
  6. Kev Pugh

    Kev Pugh Well-Known Member

    I like both but if the highlights in the background were gone then that would probably sell the b&w verion to me
     
  7. Glenn Clabo

    Glenn Clabo Well-Known Member

    imho...B&W wins. For me the B&W concentrates my eye to the action. The bright colors are a distraction.
     
  8. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    Colour for me. I think the shadows work well on the closest boxer for BW but not so much on the second. The colour seems to have more impact if you excuse the pun.
     
  9. Peter Blake

    Peter Blake Member

    it was an Executive Fight Night event. bankers bashing each others' brains out. all for charridy. I was providing the ringside shots plus a photobooth. shot on a 14mm, 85mm (this one), and my 400mm.

    thanks guys, he went for colour in the end
     
  10. Tom Dunne

    Tom Dunne Well-Known Member

    I think it is surprisingly successful in B/W especially against that black background. The only sacrifice seems to be the ropes. But it also makes it look as though the boxers have totally different skin colour; this is not as strong in the colour version.
    So. I would swing towards the colour..
     
  11. Ivar D. Larsen

    Ivar D. Larsen Well-Known Member

    Whoever chose colour, made a good choice, i:)n my book anyway.
     

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