© Michelle Alton


R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe 2/20/2013 3:12:31 AM

What a fabulous capture, Michelle. I love the black and white tones and the intensity in his face. That all with the motion of the ball makes up one fantastic capture. #1515622

Kevin P. Kreischer 2/20/2013 3:24:38 AM

Excellent capture Michelle! #10575970

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-deluxe 2/20/2013 3:35:00 AM


Can you imagine willingly going into a ring and allowing that guy to hit you in the face???.....

Outstanding work Mickey!!! #10575975

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 2/20/2013 4:03:20 AM

He does look capable, even at his age! #10575998

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 2/20/2013 4:11:14 AM

Fabulous action shot. Like the motion. #10576010

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 2/20/2013 4:23:02 AM

Hi Michelle,That is excellent capture.Beautiful action!!!! #10576025

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 2/20/2013 4:28:35 AM

Excellent BW action shot! Love the face! #10576032

Michael Frazier level-deluxe 2/20/2013 5:46:36 AM

Great B&W shot Michelle. He is a great fighter. #10576135

Jack Gaskin level-deluxe 2/20/2013 5:49:28 AM

Great Catch Glad your enjoying this experience with all it's new opportunities.

Jack #10576141

Monnie Ryan level-deluxe 2/20/2013 7:04:06 AM

Terrific job - can't imagine the lighting in there made it easy! #10576253

Tiia Vissak level-deluxe 2/20/2013 8:02:02 AM

a wonderful portrait! #10576356

Neal D. Hatcher level-deluxe 2/20/2013 8:10:02 AM

Fantastic portrait -As always so full of life #10576368

David Hurt level-deluxe 2/20/2013 10:24:54 AM

Well done, love the way you captured this shot. Terrific job. #10576498

Bill Johnson level-deluxe 2/20/2013 10:52:15 AM

Michelle, Great capture and it works so well in Black and White. #10576560

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 2/20/2013 10:58:10 AM

All your sports photography is exceptional Michelle #10576572

William C. Raco level-deluxe 2/20/2013 11:06:27 AM

Awesome! #10576589

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 2/20/2013 12:05:14 PM

A fantastic action shot of the boxer working out, Michelle. Excellent work! #10576665

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 2/20/2013 12:54:25 PM

I love boxing and you have quite a champ here. The rawness of the photo and the black and white makes for some amazing and beautiful journal photo work. Amazing the way you capture people Michelle. Outstanding. #10576731

Mike Clime 2/20/2013 12:57:54 PM

Excellent action shot and nice tones! PS - Can't sell it on Ebay as I made Fruit Face in PS. #10576740

Rony Sagy 2/20/2013 1:03:27 PM

Love his facial expression. Fantastic capture. #10576756

Colette M. Metcalf 2/20/2013 3:58:09 PM

Oustanding action shot!!! #10576970

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 2/20/2013 5:49:45 PM

Powerful image, Michelle, and well designed!

Debby #10577078

Jeffrey R. Bange level-deluxe 2/20/2013 8:52:17 PM

Outstanding B&W capture Michelle, love the motion shown in the punching bag and fist. #10577237

Rona L. Schwarz 2/20/2013 10:18:04 PM

Boy, you are getting all kinds of new experiences, Michelle! Love the fast action and motion blur on this one - and the B&W treatment! #10577278

Barbara Budzinski level-deluxe 2/21/2013 6:02:19 AM

Michelle, I told this before......Your B/W journalism and sport photos are simply stunning !!! #10577587

Stephen Zacker 2/21/2013 12:26:18 PM

Very Dramatic. You have a talent for portraits #10578065

ALLEN O. HOWARD 2/23/2013 10:25:09 AM

How great for you! Hopkins is a really controversial guy and a world champion. Well done Michelle! I am sooooooooooooo jealous.

Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 3/10/2013 9:27:25 PM

Fantastic portrait work here!!!
~♥~ #10604347

Michelle Alton 3/11/2013 3:35:48 AM

Thanks everyone! Update: Bernard Hopkins, at 48 yrs of age, regained the World Championship Saturday night to break his own record to become the oldest man to win a major boxing title, scoring a unanimous decision victory over Tavoris Cloud to secure the IBF light heavyweight championship. #10604516

Thomas E. Hinds 3/31/2013 2:53:20 PM

Absolutely great capture, Michelle! Fantastic work! He is an enigma wrapped inside a riddle given that he can still win (and talk) after fighting for so long. #10636374

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BERNARD HOPKINS,three-time and two-Division World Champion & oldest (48 yrs) fighter in history to win a World Championship, held a Media Workout yesterday in Philadelphia in advance of his March 9 world championship bout against undefeated IBF Light Heavyweight WC Tavoris "Thunder" Cloud.
It was a new experience for me to be present for an event like this.

Exif: F Number: 3.2, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 3200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 70.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 2/20/2013 3:03:45 AM

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