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Rampage



A rampaging assault done by a strong fighter over his adversary, during the event "Milano in the Cage 2014".

A rampaging assault done by a strong fighter over his adversary, during the event "Milano in the Cage 2014".
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Contest Finalist in Photojournalism Photo Contest
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Runner Up in 350 Sports Photo Contest
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tropicala PRO
 
tropicala May 13, 2014
Superb!
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 July 17, 2014
congrats on runner up, spectacular
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi September 15, 2014
great capture !
Marjoriesmithphotography PRO
 
Marjoriesmithphotography October 29, 2014
Way out incredible !!!
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi December 26, 2014
wowww, game over !!!!!!
Jarl PRO
 
Jarl June 17, 2015
oooh - this is awesome in some ways. Great capture to say at least.
davewarner
 
davewarner May 15, 2016
Incredible capture! Outstanding image.
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Rafaphoto September 06, 2018
Excellent sports photography
Uphollandlatic PRO+
 
Uphollandlatic December 18, 2018
You’ve really got the sense of brutality of the sport and the merciless attack by the victor over his defenceless foe, who seems resigned to his fate. This must have been how it was in The Coliseum 2000 years ago.
vitor PRO+
 
vitor June 03, 2019
poor man in the soil... fantastic photo indeed... but the pain we feel... God!

Behind The Lens

Location
In Milano, Italy, the night of the Milano in the Cage 2014 an MMA competition with international athletes and fighters. Out of my comfort zone, I'm a landscape photographer, then I had my challenge too.
Time
Was night, indoor, on a ring. Obviously no natural light but lamps, a lot of lamps.
Lighting
The ligt is the one available on the ring. It is difficult to use a flash in such situation because the action is fast and the light has no time to recharge, then high ISO and short times. Thanks to the sensor of the Nikon D800 the rumor has been heavily reduced.
Equipment
I've used a Nikon D800 with. Battery back to have long battery duration and a secure grip on the camera body, a Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 and freehand because I was jumping on and off the ring, then a tripo wasn't possible.
Inspiration
I've been invited as official photographer to the event and I was curious, and scared, about how I performed as an action photographer, because I'm mainly a travel and landscape shooter. Then I've passed days in learning how to shoot fast action scenes and watched tons of other photographer photos.
Editing
As post processing I opted for some enhancements of the definition and the shadows, all done through Apple Aperture, then DxO Film Pack helped me in obtaining the warm tones of the skin and the gloves. To complete a pass of DFine removed the remaining rumor on the photo.
In my camera bag
nikon d800 and now a nikon d810 in addition to avoid to continuously swap the lenses, a 24-70 f/2.8 a 16-35 f/4 and a 70-200 f/4 are my main lenses, a sigma 15mm fisheye for when I like to have fun, a manfrotto 190cxPro4 tripod and a polarizing filter.
Feedback
The only advice I can give is to stay close to action, the more close you are more incredible instants you can grab. I've shooted everything in manual mode, messuring the zone where I predicted the action was about to happen. Due to my usual kind of photography I'm not used to shoot in any priority, but I'm really quick in setting up the camera. And eventually, practice practice practice and some luck!

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