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muls
14th of April 2008 (Mon), 11:33
Shot a couple of fight cards this weekend, just figured I'd post a few up, thanks for looking, comments and critiques welcome as always, the full Cotto-Margarito take is viewable here (as well as more on my sportsshooter page)...

http://www.boxing-pics.com/cotto_gomez/mulholland_cotto.html

April 12, 2008; Atlantic City, NJ, USA; Miguel Cotto (Black w/Gray) nails Alfonso Gomez (White, Blue & Gold) with a right hand to the head during their 12 round WBA Welterweight Championship fight at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.

http://boxing-pics.com/images/cotto003.jpg

April 12, 2008; Atlantic City, NJ, USA; Miguel Cotto (Black w/Gray) rips a left hook to the body of Alfonso Gomez (White, Blue & Gold) during their 12 round WBA Welterweight Championship fight at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.

http://boxing-pics.com/images/cotto002.jpg

April 12, 2008; Atlantic City, NJ, USA; Miguel Cotto celebrates after defeating Alfonso Gomez to retain his WBA Welterweight Championship fight at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. Cotto won via 6th round stoppage.

http://boxing-pics.com/images/cotto004.jpg

April 12, 2008; Atlantic City, NJ, USA; Antonio Margarito (Black w/Red) takes a right hand from Kermit Cintron (Gold w/Red) during their 12 round IBF Welterweight Championship fight at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. Margarito knocked out Cintron in the 6th round to capture the title.

http://boxing-pics.com/images/cotto008.jpg

April 11, 2008; Atlantic City, NJ, USA; Jesus Soto-Karass (black trunks) takes a fight hand from Chris Smith (blue trunks) during their 10 round WBC Continental Americas Welterweight title fight at the Tropicana Showroom in Atlantic City, NJ. Soto-Karass won via unanimous decision.

http://boxing-pics.com/images/boxing002.jpg

April 11, 2008; Atlantic City, NJ, USA; Jesus Soto-Karass (black trunks) lands a right hand to the head of Chris Smith (blue trunks) during their 10 round WBC Continental Americas Welterweight title fight at the Tropicana Showroom in Atlantic City, NJ. Soto-Karass won via unanimous decision.

http://boxing-pics.com/images/boxing003.jpg

April 11, 2008; Atlantic City, NJ, USA; Jesus Soto-Karass (black trunks) takes a left hook from Chris Smith (blue trunks) during their 10 round WBC Continental Americas Welterweight title fight at the Tropicana Showroom in Atlantic City, NJ. Soto-Karass won via unanimous decision.

http://boxing-pics.com/images/boxing006.jpg

stathunter
14th of April 2008 (Mon), 11:40
Nice work Ed. I have been doing a lot of boxing work and can appreciate what you captured. Good job.

DwightMcCann
14th of April 2008 (Mon), 13:01
They look a little warm and a little saturated but are your hallmark sharp and timely captures! I have a card on May 2nd. Any reason for pointing to FightNews rather than FightWireImages?

stathunter
14th of April 2008 (Mon), 13:12
Ed,
By the way---have you done any MMA work. I did my first recently and have another coming up in a few weeks--I was not happy with MMA. I hated trying to shoot through the cage---and could only use the tiny little video platform for a shot while.
Anyone have secrets for MMA work?

TheHoff
14th of April 2008 (Mon), 13:43
WOW, phenomenal.. Some of the best boxing shots I've seen. Maybe I don't see enough but these are just fantastic. The color, sharpness, and most importantly, timing are all right on.

muls
14th of April 2008 (Mon), 14:53
Saturation is a bit higher than usual, but liked the look. The last 3 I pushed the speed to 3200 because the lighting was so poor I needed it to get to 400th of a second...I linked to fightnews because there were more images there to see and no watermarks, no other reason...

I do shoot plenty of UFC, in fact I leave for Montreal in a couple of days to cover UFC 83 for ESPN...No real secrets for shooting through the cage other than I rely on my 70-200 more than my 24-70, lighting is usually poor, and the real key is you need to be able to manual focus and not rely on your autofocus...

Ed

DwightMcCann
14th of April 2008 (Mon), 14:59
Yup, 24-70mm f/2.8L on one 1DMIII and 70-200mm f/.28L IS on the other. I use AF when I can and MF if it just isn't snapping in due to the cage ... strains my eyes! I tried shooting with just 24-70 as with boxing but it just doesn't get the job done. I can't imagine shooting MMA with a single body anymore.

ironbelle
14th of April 2008 (Mon), 19:05
Ed,
Nice action shots Ed. That's great ESPN keeps you busy. That's one of my goals for this year - to get at least one day rate gig to shoot a fight. I'm starting to do more "high profile" fights which was another goal I set for this year.

Dandy_1
14th of April 2008 (Mon), 19:09
Fantastic shots Ed, I aspire to be a good as you!
Dani

muls
15th of April 2008 (Tue), 19:13
Thank you for the comments...