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03-08-2007, 06:50 PM
Hi All,

What are your thoughts on the competition potential of this image?

Thanks in advance for all responses.

03-08-2007, 06:59 PM
Hi Dave;

Sorry, the thing that grabs your attention is the refs arm. The point of interest should be the wrestlers. I don't see any way this can get out of the low 70's scores. Keep posting.

03-08-2007, 07:27 PM
Another version. Your thoughts?

03-08-2007, 08:12 PM
Hi Dave;

I played with your image a bit but don't see it doing well in competition. If you don't own one of the PPA Loan Collection, or General Collection books I recommend that you buy one or more. If you do a lot of sports images, look at the type of images that have gotten a merit.

This is one way I saw this image being presented. I used a grayscale mask and made it a step-mount.


03-08-2007, 08:18 PM
Nice action shot but definitely not the kind of thing that scores well at a PPA competition. It might do well at a press photographers convention though. Portraits and landscapes tend to do well at PPA conventions.

03-08-2007, 08:35 PM
Thanks folks. That's what I needed to know.