After participating in the last 4 world championships Paraguay not clasified for 2014
A pity because not having good local teams, are fans of Argentine soccer
When they learned I was from Argentina, I was invited to watch the game
Long shadows are from family and friends
This scene was taken on the outskirts of Asuncion where I went to look at the communal gardens, being a country whose population has origins in the countryside, the government grants to inhabitants of the cities, small plots for their particular plantations
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jcpix (11038) 2013-11-28 19:42
Buenas noches mi amiga,
And the U.S. qualified...the world has gone backwards!?? :) As to be expected, I'm more of a baseball and American football fan...with football (soccer) running closely behind. I love the worldwide passion and enthusiasm for the beautiful game, and this picture exemplifies that ideal. Any available plot of land or even just enough space in an alley, and people will play. I actually hope to be in France for the 2016 Eurocup...supporting 'Les Bleu's' of course!
The late afternoon light and warm tones it projects are strong here, and helps to set a pleasing and lively atmosphere. The elongated shadows coming into the field of play add a fun element...still figures injecting themselves into the action. The blue sky combined with the reddish foreground is a pleasing color combination as well. Ready, set...score!
Have a great weekend ahead. My warmest wishes,
Thanks for the Thanksgiving day wishes, the turkey was delicious! Happy shopping! ;)
jemaflor (79958) 2013-11-28 23:43
Belle lumière et ombres allongées au sol, une scène bien prise et présentée avec un bon format.
Silvio1953 (115063) 2013-11-29 6:19
Ciao Maria, lovely shoot with nice people in action, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Miguel82 (19336) 2013-11-29 7:10
unfortunately they're qualified for the next world cup indeed even good players belong to their team
We see rarely pictures of Paraguay and I encourage you to keep posting, the bright colors and afternoon light are excellent, all the best, good afternoon
lousat (71397) 2013-11-29 9:21
Hi Maria,maybe the future of paraguayan football start from this country playground...ehehe..we will have a championship without Paraguay and i like a lot your choice of the pic,magnificent moment whit wamr light and long shadows,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
adramad (34903) 2013-11-29 9:37
Una interesante nota que nos sirve de introducion, para la mejor situacion de la imagen.
Precioso grafismo el de esas sombras alargadas, supongo que el sol estaba ya muy bajo, una buena imagen de la vida cotidiana de este grupo de chavales, aficionados al futbol.
Un perfecto colorido muy natural.
Una imagen muy luminosa y con una óptima nitidez.
Disfruta de un buen fin de semana.
Saludos muy cordiales.
ourania (25508) 2013-11-29 9:45
there's always joy and passion in these improvised games and they are great fun to watch. I like very much the mood you captured here, relaxed due to the friendly and casual atmosphere, tense because of the critical moment for the game. Your composition describes the scene and the attitude of the players superbly, the warm light is very pleasant and the colours are natural and lovely. I also like how you widened the context including the spectators' shadows. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
PS Greece will be in Brazil too:)
Noel_Byrne (20073) 2013-11-29 10:13
The shadows are really cool, showing the people watching the game, without them being in the shot, very cool idea! A great capture of daily life, and it looks like the best possible weather under which to play the beautiful game!
Have a great weekend
Cricri (100305) 2013-11-29 10:32
Un accueil sympathique du groupe de foot, la lumière est belles, elle donne de longue silhouettes sur le terrain, je vois que certain joue a pieds nus!! dur dur pour les pieds!
PS) tu habite dans le nord de l'argentine ? a tu déjà été dans le sud du coté de Patagonie ?
ChrisJ (94348) 2013-11-29 16:41
Buenas noches mi amiga,
Looks a little like rural Queensland in Australia. I like the long fg shadows and superb warm cold color contrasts between the earthy red soil and the blue sky. The players animate the shot. Have a nice weekend!
ikeharel (51455) 2013-12-01 2:22
Long shadows indicate this was taken on an afternoon, out there in the field, Maria.
Fine depth and clarity, pic. show a local rural country youngsters, play in a barne field with no grass.
Some are barefoot as well.
Nice taken the scene, life in a far and remote location (for me anyway).
abmdsudi (38812) 2013-12-01 23:58
Good action shot, well composed with cracking detail, displaying the joy and youthful energy. Beautiful timely shot with lovely rich colours and I like the simplicity of this. The golden side light and long shadows are the most impressive elements I love here. Football cannot be separated from the South Americans but sadly their national team wont be competing, but you made them happy with this shot for sure! Congrats
s_lush (16134) 2013-12-02 3:48
Your picture and commentaries are very interesting indeed. The composition, time of the day, lights and shadows, as well as photographic qualities are perfect. Excellent job!
eldancer1 (24711) 2013-12-02 7:38
To be young again with no worries except what game to play. As an old person I can only admire the stamina of the young. Good capture with good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
seb1lopez (187) 2013-12-07 4:15
this pic is perhaps not the best one, but it is anyway great: a simple street life pic, the light is very good, the players are stopped, great time to clic on the camera, and the shadows on the bottom are great!!!
clic (13922) 2013-12-18 11:54
Je comprend pourquoi ils ne se sont pas qualifiés pour 2014; la plupart d'entre eux n'ont pas l'air motivés et quelques-uns se reposent, portant les mains aux hanches!
La qualité d'image est impeccable!
Thanks for showing.
jmdias (51941) 2014-01-09 23:57
me gusta mucho los colores y la luz acá. las líneas de las siembras en el suelo son un detalle interesante también. muchos detalles para mirar , las palmeras son las mismas del pantanal. personajes bien posicionados . GPC