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The TRAINER
  The TRAINER
The TRAINER

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He was about to jump into the ring to spar with Bernard Hopkins, the "Executioner." Taken at the two-time World Champion boxer's Media Workout in Phildelphia recently.
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Actually, it wasn't true sparring, Hopkins, with boxing gloves on, was in the ring punching AIR and this man was hitting him with almost weightless foam "sticks!"
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By the way, the white towel was blown out so I used a Photoshop texture, Craquelure, to create the terry cloth look.

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  The color version
The color version
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Michelle Alton
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    The color version. His sneakers were bright red too.

2/24/2013 4:14:13 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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I like the both. A fantastic capture of emotion! You can see the intensity on this face.

2/24/2013 4:19:06 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Fantastic photo and treatment, Michelle. Great tone on first one.

2/24/2013 4:39:20 AM

 
Antonio Amen
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Good shot, Michelle.

2/24/2013 5:54:35 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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The snood makes him look a little less menacing

Love the intensity here Mickey!

2/24/2013 5:54:45 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Perfect in B&W - Outstanding expression and capture!

2/24/2013 6:04:25 AM

 
Agnes Fegan
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You do these candid shots so well Michelle ... Love the B&W version!

2/24/2013 6:42:49 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Super shot...very impressive series of images from this event. Great work, Michelle.

2/24/2013 6:44:40 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Concentration is key! Well done, Michelle!

2/24/2013 6:54:28 AM

 
Susan D. Royce
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Very intense! Nice shot, Michelle :-)

2/24/2013 7:29:23 AM

 
William C. Raco
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I really like the black and white version, Michelle
Love the gritty, serious and intense mood.
Excellent!

2/24/2013 8:07:30 AM

 
J Vissak
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Well seen and presented!

2/24/2013 8:25:41 AM

 
Ann Coates
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Fantastic Michelle, I love the look of intense anticipation and concentration. You can really feel the moment.

2/24/2013 9:19:29 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Nice portrait and tones! He looks serious!

2/24/2013 10:12:00 AM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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Love the b/w version...works really well with the intensity of his expression, Michelle!

2/24/2013 10:44:35 AM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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I also like both versions and your telling up changing the towel. I will have to explore that. Thank you for sharing!

2/24/2013 1:19:13 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Your photoshop trick worked well, Michelle. This turned out great!

2/24/2013 1:35:24 PM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Great capture---love his expression and the b/w tones!

2/24/2013 3:42:42 PM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Outstanding B&W presentation Heather, love the intense look on his face, great series on the boxing.

2/24/2013 9:08:36 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Excellent, Michelle!

2/24/2013 11:32:12 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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fantastic expression and capture!

2/25/2013 6:36:44 AM

 
Michael Frazier
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Great capture, and PS work Michelle.

2/25/2013 9:22:13 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Amazing work, Michelle. You have a gift with photographing emotion.

This one is intense!

-Laura :)

P.S. I look youthful in my images because of Portrait Professional!! :D I'd love to really be wrinkle free! xo

2/25/2013 3:00:04 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Excellent conversion Michelle.

3/5/2013 12:49:22 PM

 
Charm Robb

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I really like the conversion to black and white, and the tones you chose, really compliment the emotion. What a creative idea to use texture on the towel! I'll always remember that now. Thank you for sharing it!

3/7/2013 11:54:31 AM

 
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Great capture of his expression, and I love the b&w presentation.

3/11/2013 7:17:06 PM

 
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