Speed and Power

Photograph by

Gareth Jenkins

About this image

Taken at the local boxing club in Pwllheli, for their 2013 members’ calendar. The image aims to communicate the essence of the physicality of the sport. It emphasises power through the taught muscles, speed as sweat is thrown out during the impact, and focus as the boxer connects the glove to the bag. The image was taken with my Nikon D700, with a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens and two wireless controlled flash units. Post processing with CS4 to give a metallic quality to the image and enhance the muscle tones.