Thursday 14 May 2009

Pick of the Pix Series, #3 Light Impact

This image was taken during the training lead up to the 2007 World Champs. We’re at Mr Mark Trotter’s Impact Club on New North Road in Kingsland. In this image Mr Trotter and Mr Luke Thompson are practicing their pre-arranged sparring routine. You’ll all probably know that they went on to win the event and become the world champions.

The gym has a low ceiling with north facing windows. It was 4.30pm in early May and the low sun was streaming through the windows creating a contrasty back-lit setting. It was near the end of the training an the others all sat down to watch them put in a final complete run-through of their routine. The image was cropped top and bottom to remove boring ceiling and floor and a little dodging and burning was used to focus the viewer on Mark and Luke.

Specs: 1/1600s 17.0mm f/4.0 ISO:800

I like the image for many reasons… possibly more personal memories than it being a really good image. Nevertheless it’s a firm favourite.

During the same training I managed to capture a few more favourites.