Football is a great sport, it moves masses.
Touches the heart of millions and awakens the spirit of competition everywhere.
A pity this beautiful game is also an excuse to show negative feelings and concepts as well.
Racism, intolerance and violence are there, ready to wake up at the very first opportunity...
A pity that many times the sporty spirit, full of joy, elegance and fairness is too contaminated with economic ambition, forgetting what is all about, the joy of playing, sometimes bare foot in an improvised scenario...just for the momentary glory of just playing and having a great time.
the true football is still possible to be seen at the poorest fields, and the glory is there, you just need to be there and recognize it!
Taken this morning with my old and lovely Minolta Z1.
Converted to Sephia to give it a timeless look.
Taken At seminario Metropolitano, a place with two football fields, where amateur tournaments take place every sunday.
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broglia (3598) 2006-07-16 15:26
Noble sentiments Cesar. Let us hope FIFA do something to stamp out the curse of cheating which has crept into this beautiful game. I fear that as there is so much money at stake it will be very hard to achieve. Nice capture, the sepia tones work perfectly. Bravo, Roberto
nwoehnl (122) 2006-07-16 16:23
Hola Kike, very nice to see this new upload from you a week after the World Cup in Germany came to an end. A nice moment captured with the dribbling feet of the young player in the upper corner, and good sepia treatment to give a classical feel. I share many of the sentiments articulated in your notes.
peter1892 (1681) 2006-07-16 17:16
A simple but wonderfully effective shot. The light & shadow provide a nice setting & of course the presence of the players is important, I think the choice to focus on the ball & their feet (rather than including their upper bodies) is correct & the sepia treatment is good too.
avigur_11 (22081) 2006-07-16 18:54
Original composition, and a very well framed pic. The focus on the legs and the ball makes it very dynamic. I wonder why you have chosed sepia here? in any case, good shot.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-07-17 3:12
Un gusto verte por aqui de nuevo
como van las cosas?
Un buen enmarcado que saca a relucir lo mas importante del futbol que es la accion.
Muy bien hecho
tjanze (5674) 2006-07-17 3:42
Great composition.Only legs and ball are important here.
I like toned filter on photo.Good choice.Bravo!
alekpet (4663) 2006-07-17 18:19
Lovely picture, one that FIFA can use for their campaign. Human make mistakes and human are the ones who play football. What's bad in football is that profesionalism is taking out the joy of game. You see kids play with such joy and you see players who play like gladiators and you wonder why. But as I say, football is a game played by humans (men, women and kids) and watched by humans, so it must be a good picture of the state of the world. The sepia, the moment caught and the POV are lovely, makes me want to play again as a kid.
Flavia (10352) 2006-07-17 18:50
Imagem cheia de sentimento, o sepia da o tom de nostalgia sentido pelos amantes do velho futeboll. Belo jogo de luz e sombra. Linda coposicao.
erthmuffin (1551) 2006-08-02 18:52
interesting look in sepia, i'm not sure if i would've prefered black and white instead? maybe a little more contrast is needed.
very nice note.
calimex (151) 2007-06-11 10:07
Great frame, César. I like the sepia treatment, the shadows, and the sense of timelessness. It looks like a kid is practicing their game of fútbol.
I also have to say Bravo to your note!
Thanks, and may the true spirit of fútbol live on!
- Copyright: Cesar Kike Velazquez (kikvel) (4784)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2006-07-16
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Minolta Dimage Z1, SD Card Viking 256MB
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-07-16 15:11