This week’s Photo Friday comes from last weekend’s East Peoria Throwdown Round 8, a local MMA event that comes around two or three times per year. I’ve posted the full set to Flickr, but my favorite happens to be one called “Ouch”:
The fight got called between rounds for safety reasons. A pro fight would probably have meant a cutman draining the contusion and putting the fighter back out there, but this is amateur bout and they don’t take chances.
I shot the whole set with my 50mm f1.8 prime lens, and this time jacked up the ISO to 1600 and left it there. The pictures came out much better than previous experiments, so I will probably stick to this routine. The only thing left to battle is focusing through the damn cage and on the fighters.