I have a few apologies for this image, so I thought I would get them out of the way.
This image was taken on those initial old digital cameras that if you were lucky you got to achieve 300kb image.( and cost 4 times what they would do today). so my apologies for it being so small.
My second apology is for continuing with my cricket galery, a strange and complicated sport to many who have not played it - Sorry, its a passion in life and I can get carried away.
ABOUT THIS IMAGE:
We had been asked to do a promotion on cricket for the South African Cricket Authorities, this was soon after the end of Apartheid and there was a huge interest in cricket from the rural areas. We did not have a clue what we were going to do, until by chance we were on a hike through the magnificent rural Swaziland forsets, and totally unexpectantly came across this game of cricket in one of the remotest and poorest areas high up in the Swaziland mountains.. The concept came to us immediatley - TAKING CRICKET TO WHERE ITS NEVER BEEN PLAYED BEFORE. It ended up as a great campaign that was eventually taken up by the International Cricket Council on a global basis.
Enjoy - its one of my favourite photos - I just wish we had, at that time, the digital cameras we have today. Rich
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Vasa (17017) 2010-02-03 15:58
everywhere you find the play. Your life is the play. I like very much this scene, like your others previous with the similar subject. Bravo friend, nice serial.
swiatopelk777 (0) 2010-02-04 0:44
Very fine scene. Amazing men, players. Wonderful dynamic momment. Good take.
Greetings from Warszawa!
Nicou (133338) 2010-02-04 3:42
Et maintenat sur la plage, avec un superbe tapis de sole coloré merveilleusment, très belleimage et compo avec le lanceur en plein mouvement, usperbe.
Bravo et amitié
Budapestman (82620) 2010-02-04 7:54
a spectacular and dynamic sport photo with superb details, the composition of the photo is effective, the timing is very good, Tfs! Have a nice day!
carper (96) 2010-02-04 10:09
very nice Richard,
the title says enough, I like the idea and the shot, very nice photo, nice photo job, have a good evening.
tusharkmandal (3173) 2010-02-04 10:22
To start with I must say you must be a great fan of this game. Even though the image quality is not so good whic you have already mentioned in the note but you have captured a really splendid face of this game. The fielding team is without any proper kits, the bowler is bare footed but the batting team is having full kits. May be they only have one pair of kits for the batting team or may be its a match between the local guys and a guest team. But the real spirit of this game is depicted in the pic.
Congrats and Thanks for Sharing
lucasgalodoido (21708) 2010-02-04 13:34
curious this sport scene here, and the colors of your capture are excellent. Great job.
John_F_Kennedy (43553) 2010-02-05 0:45
Great impression with attractive colours. I like the dynamic sight
best wishes and have a nice day,
Cretense (68695) 2010-02-05 2:17
Excellent sports and action photography, perfect catch of the tension and the passion, excellent timing! Great composition and framing, flawless light management! Congratulations!
Waylim (25444) 2010-02-08 10:12
We all wished things would have been different, but that the way it was, once upon a time. I have many films photos that I wish were digital.
I like it and enjoy it, even the quality if not what it could have been today. It good enough to depict that moment.
thanks. I like your series of Cricket game in different places.
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-02-17 2:23
good, very dynamic image.
I love competitors on colour carpet in perspective.
Peculiar faintly wild surroundings.
- Copyright: Rich Beghin (Ricx) (13495)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2001-07-30
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/3.3, 1/223 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Cricket - The Game [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-03 10:58