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sumo amalgamate

By raun
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ok, so the day arrives when I submit a sportsphoto :lol: I would never have thought it possible. Well, ~neis69 and I went to see Sumowrestling. Very strange sport, with long preparations before each fight, which then in return is over before it begins. Maybe because I rarely looked outside the viewfinder, I still dont exactly get this sport, but it was funny to watch. I liked this particular photo, because it captures the two wrestlers in an impossible pose, frozen completely intermingled and off balance, splitseconds before they both slam, face first, into the floor. I dont know if its obvious who won, so I'll leave that up to you to guess ;-)
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Pistagen's avatar
The moment is perfect, the focus is perfect, the picture is perfect =)
raun's avatar
thank you :-)
Hadriel45's avatar
Socratim's avatar
i don't like that the referee's hat is blending into the crowd. but still a fav!
Antigilbert's avatar
Incredible shot. I think you really captured the essence of the sport in this.
photofroggy's avatar
I meant to say the guy on the right :paranoid: The one with his leg in the air!
photofroggy's avatar
Lmao! Love it! I bet the guy on the left lost ;p
SweetNightmaresDear's avatar
Wow! This is so dynamic! It really captures the heat of the moment, and it's a beautiful thing that you caught it when you did. I must say, I have no idea who won, but this is crazy to look at. I must say, the expressions in the background are as priceless as the pose. I love seeing the various reactions: the dropping jaws, the smiles, the person holding up a video camera..
nickenglishdesign's avatar
thats a great photo - i love how it seems frozen you can anticipate how hard they are going to fall
mujiri's avatar
hey great shot... the black and white, the frozen action... everything seems to hang in the air as we wait for time to go on

hope to see more..
elliegreco's avatar
Wow, this is a great photo!:love:

Yes, Sumo has a looong preperation because it used to be a sacred ceremony to entertain Japanese gods:D That's the reason why the judge is in the same uniform with Shintoh priests also. And, because of the origin, there are a lot of small rules around the sport such as women never can get on the ring and they never wash their loincloth and etc etc...

Again, grrrrreat photo!:D
Scarecrow-Jack's avatar
Been a while since I saw some Sumo on ESPN. Awesome sport.
shadahall's avatar
Your timing was perfect! *obviously* :D

Even though I used to live in Japan, I never was able to see a real bout, but I bet it would be entertaining.

The wrestler's hand which is about to touch the mat will cost him the match.

Kudos to your photography skills,
evilsyndicatemember's avatar
Fantastic B&W tones and awesome contrast! Keep it up! :D
phistolemon's avatar
cool photo!
the face expressions in the back are priceless :XD:
FullRedAtom's avatar
that dude is gonna have a mega headache in the morning..
LisaValo's avatar
Great moment captured :)
microwaves's avatar
One word: art.
loboafiado's avatar
quite impressive!!
great moment! ;)
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shurugutahn's avatar
Hee, I remember that match; nice to come across that moment captured so beautifully. :D
AndrewMiguelez's avatar
That's great. Nice timing. Thanks for sharing.

Instant fav! :+fav: :)
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