May 31, 2013

Baseball, Cuba

Photograph by Lisa Shires, Your Shot

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This photo was taken on February 24, 2013, in Havana, Cuba. Baseball is a staple part of Cuban culture, but most people in the streets of Habana Vieja were playing soccer, handball, chess, or dominos. It wasn't until five days into the trip that I wandered off of Paseo del Prado and finally found a group of young boys playing baseball. I watched them round the gloves they used for bases and chased after a fleeting ball or two before I started to shoot. Before leaving, I assumed the position of catcher and grabbed this image in the conveniently perfect light. —Lisa Shires

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22 comments
Chauhan Narendrakumar Dineshbhai
Chauhan Narendrakumar Dineshbhai

god is always in the nature with beautiful smile and national geography work for that thanks a lot for nature and share thanks once again

Richard S.
Richard S.

Great Shot!! Especially after reading Your Comments that lead up to it.

Dan Dady
Dan Dady

Great usage of DOF to create the atmosphere. 

Its also nice to see that the American Capitalist dream is still alive and well deep inside the Communist Cuban territory, it sure seems to be fading fast here in the good 'ol US of A.

effren chavez
effren chavez

architecturally beautiful!like the perspective

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

Image gives a real feel for the place! Very nicely done!  Like the composition and point of view.  

Dan Piercey
Dan Piercey

Interesting because the batter is standing in the position of a left hander and yet he holds the bat in the manner of a right hander. Possibly the ball has been struck and he's spun around but I suspect, like Jimmi Hendrix, he is a leftie improvising the best he knows how!

Richard S.
Richard S.

@Dan Piercey 

WOW! That's a very "In Depth Observation" on your part Dan. Actually Left Handed people are a little "Backwards" now and then and have to adapt the best way they know how.  

A "Leftie" just typed this ...LOL...

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