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#1 Rick Waldroup

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 23:53

Wrestling - Cleburne, Texas - June 30, 2012

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#2 Chris Fabbri

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 23:58

oh man, great shots...

Is the girl hurt also ?
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#3 Rick Waldroup

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 00:11

Thanks, Chris for the comments.

Yes, the girl had been thrown from the ring and wound up in the front row of chairs. I had many shots of her but for some reason, this photo seemed so intimate and personal that I went with this one, even though it really does not convey the action of the moment.

Thanks, once again.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 00:14

WTF..... Classic shots Rick!

I'm thinking only in America..... But not in a bad way.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:44

Beautifly composed images. Very nice, Rick
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#6 Fons Baerken

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:23

#2 the interaction

#7 Rick Waldroup

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:48

Thanks for the comments, Bez, Michael, and Fons.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:31

Great series. Love it.

B/W treatment of the girl is spot on.
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:44

love the image of the girl on the floor supported by the chairs when seen with the rest of the super series

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 16:18

Rick,
Well seen and captured.
I especially like the first and second shots, as I feel they each tell enough of the story that they could also stand alone. And while I also like the third shot, I think it is the weakest of the three as by itself there isn't enough information to explain the situation for it to stand alone.
All that said, I do love your work. You've got the one thing that simply cannot be taught and that's an eye for composition.
Good stuff once again.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 19:42

I dunno what the heck is going on - but the third image just rocks. cant even tell you why - as you rightly say you cant see what its about. nice pics :)
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 20:09

My humble opinion is that the 2nd image is the most powerful of the trio. It has so much going on. The wounded warrior, the bored spectator, the mysterious man with a cane, the mostly empty auditorium, the helpful spectator, the woman with the camera.

That one shot says so much, you don't need the others.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 23:45

Wonderful images Rick.
Especially the mysterious, almost ethereal and dreamy #3, and especially when you read what's actually going on.
And #1 for the convincing, in-your-face 'brutality' (for want of a better word) of the scene.

#14 Rick Waldroup

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 00:57

i want to thank everyone for the comments.

Dallas, I agree about the second shot. I knew the instant I snapped the shutter that I had the shot I was looking for.....

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:09

Yes, all good shots, but the second one is special. The man with the cane that to me looks like a "typical" manager (think Don King) does it. I can almost hear his thoughts; "Get up! You're losing me money!". :)

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#16 Rick Waldroup

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 13:09

Thanks for the comments, Johnny. And you are exactly right about the mystery man with the cane. He is the manager for one of the "bad guy" wrestlers.

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