tyro 2014-02-09 5:52
Again you are showing that your abilities as a photographer are boundless - no longer just pictures of interesting architectural details and features, but now, more and more, photographs of people - and fascinating ones at that.
I agree with you - there's a dreadful sadness about this picture and, oh, wouldn't it just be wonderful to give that guy a new ball? The deflated ball just looks so pathetic and he looks so sad as he gazes down at it.
This is a wonderful "reportage" photograph but also a finely composed one which shows these old buildings and the street scene to good effect. Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and your usual exquisite details and sharpness.