2012 Photo Contest, Sports, Stories, 1st prize

Strelka

Photographer

Alexander Taran

23 July, 2011

A fighter takes a wash after a strelka tournament.

About

Alexander Taran

Alexander Taran was born in 1983. In 1999, he entered the photo studio Siluet at the Youth Creative Palace where had studied for four years under the direction of educator and ph...

Background story

Saint Petersburg, Russia

A fighter takes a wash after a strelka tournament. At the time of the breakup of the Soviet Union, strelka meant a meeting of gangsters—the sort that often ended in a scuffle. Today, strelka refers to an amateur street-fighting tournament and is becoming popular with people from all walks of life. Contestants fight on sand, without a time limit. Only a knockout or surrender stops the fight.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/320 sec
Focal length
12 mm
F-Stop
f/4.0
ISO
640
Camera
Nikon D300

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