This image was taken in a school playground in the village of Sakteng - another Himalayan village inhabited by Brokpa people.
For some reason unknown to me (I wonder if anyone can shed some light on the subject) quite a few boys played football with one bare foot (and carrying a welly in one hand).
Another strange thing I noticed was that the game was played with... two balls. I have included an image showing that in WS.
What these boys are wearing is not a school uniform but the traditional Brokpa kid's outfit.
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holmertz (40007) 2013-09-12 13:33
This is a lovely shot, perfectly timed. Not only is the boy flying, but he radiates such intensity and enthusiasm that I am sure he will score a great goal any second. His purple robe and blue trousers and boots make a fantastic contrast to the green grass. This picture also makes me remember one of my own:
I have always wondered why the little novice in Ladakh was only wearing one shoe. Maybe he just arrived from a game of football. That doesn't really explain anything but it would put him in a Himalayan context.
bukitgolfb301 (35412) 2013-09-12 14:20
Hi dear Kasia
I like you Bhutan sereis so much, this one is so nice to see. His vivid expression is so perfectly presneted via sharp and clear way. Very funny and making smiles half shoe in soccor--
All the best and have a good day! Takero
daddo (23793) 2013-09-12 17:16
Zdravo Kasia. Well, you have presented us with a dilemma. I offer the following hypothesis_ I presume the boys are kicking the ball with the bare foot for two reasons- one, that they have better control of the ball without the heavy and awkward boot; second, that carrying it will ensure that it will not mysteriously dematerialize in the outfield (or carrying it helps with the balance as one kicks with one leg and carries the boot in the hand on the opposite side of the kicking foot.) phew!Another more sensible reason for taking it off in the first place is to make sure it doesn't fly off when one swings one's leg for the kick (for knowing parents from poorer means, the boot will be one or two sizes bigger in order to last and accommodate a growing body. Dovoljno razloga? The photo itself? Great timing and the capture of youthful abandon. Srdacni pozdrav. Klaudio.
CLODO (30040) 2013-09-13 0:24
Nice snapshot, taken at the peak moment; he is fully absorbed by his game. No idea for the boot in his hand.
krzychu30 (15496) 2013-09-13 1:52
swietne,zabawne i na prawde bardzo urocze zdjecie.Maradona w kaloszach:)a przynajmniej w jednym(co swoja droga sprawia,ze zdjecie jeszcze bardziej intryguje,dlaczego zdjal jeden but?a moze mu spadl?)
No coz,jak widac poczatki sa zawsze trudne:)
Dzieci sa jednak super tematem fotografii-zawsze naturalne i nie pozujace sztucznie do kamery.
timecapturer (47942) 2013-09-13 4:09
a charming shot this. Proof that football unites and transcends political views and boundaries. A real sense of innocence and a superbly captured and original action shot. Love it!
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
saxo042 (37262) 2013-09-13 8:04
A perfect capture of this happy child! Good colours and a very fine composition. But Maradona? I think he reminds me more of Zlatan Ibrahimovic!
Sonata11 (33225) 2013-09-14 11:39
fantastyczne ujecie tego chlopca. Perfekt moment. Bardzo podoba mi sie ta kompozycja. Super zdjecie. MOje gratulacje.
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- Copyright: Kasia Nowak (kasianowak) (5928)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-08
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D700
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-12 12:51
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