The fighting shadows

We had the opportunity to witness (and of course, to photograph too) a cock-fighting demonstration at Bedulu village, Bali. Even though it was a tame version of the banned cock-fighting of Bali, it was still an unforgettable experience to those who were witnessing it for the first time. The cockerels were not harmed during this session and there was none of the usual betting. I have witness an actual cock-fighting before and boy, was it gory!

For this shot, I was standing on a cement slab and at an oblique angle while the rest of the participants were taking shots face-on. I was actually trying to capture the shadows. Used my trusty 24mm/1.4 for this.

The fighting shadows

Nikon D3 + Nikon 24mm/1.4 @ f/9 1/500s ISO 200.


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