A Night at Ratchadamnoen

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

  1. NickLarsson

    NickLarsson 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 Hall of Famer

    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 Super Moderator

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

    christilou Legend

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

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

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

    NickLarsson 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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