A Night at Ratchadamnoen

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by NickLarsson, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. NickLarsson

    NickLarsson SC Veteran

    Jun 24, 2013
    Paris, France
    Hey guys,
    I already posted a few pics of my trip to Bangkok in the street photography threads but this time I would like to post a series taken during a night at the Ratchadamnoen Stadium, one of the place in Bangkok where the muay thai competitions happen.

    The conditions were a bit difficult for shooting, the light was low and the boxers were always moving. I brought the RX100 and the Ricoh GR to the event, but the battery of the Sony died after a few videos and I forgot my spare one. So I had to rely on the Ricoh GR and it's 28mm equivalent lens. Not ideal since I was not on the ring to shoot, but fortunately the GR has 2 integrated crop modes : a 35mm and a 47mm equivalent mode which respectively have a resolution of 10 and 6 MPx. You can switch from one to another in one button press so it was easy to change the FOV when the boxers were moving closer or farther.

    The AF was a bit hit or miss under these conditions so I switched to MF and Snap Focus for better results.

    It was the first time I attended a thai boxing event and I must say it's far more violent than watching it on TV! :)









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  2. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    dramatic. Could be any era, full of atmosphere. Can smell the sweat and feel the close humidity. Cracking stuff
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  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Gritty - nice work.
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  4. Agreed.
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  5. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Yeah you got some great results with that thing. Well done.
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  6. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Excellent shots, hard hitting :rolleyes::wink:
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  7. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Great shots. The processing is very effective.
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  8. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Great photographic documentary
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  9. NickLarsson

    NickLarsson SC Veteran

    Jun 24, 2013
    Paris, France
    Thanks a lot everyone!
  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    just awesome
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