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Fun Under the Sun: Wear Sports Shoes or Relax Barefoot?

Summertime, same day, same place, and same time. Do you prefer to relax, take a sunbath, or try a sport activity? These photos were taken in the public garden of my city, Como, a "magical" place to meet new friends, to take a sunbath, or do sports activities! Do you prefer to stay barefoot in a park or wear your preferred sports shoes to play with your friends? Read more!

Every year, during the summer season, Como hosts a mini football competition, made inside a “cage” with many teams which compete in 8 minutes matches. The cage doesn’t allow interruption, the ball remains every time inside the field, so the matches are very intense!

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On the right side of the field, there is a nice piece of greenery, where you can taste the joy to take off your socks and shoes, and to take a nice sunbath in the fresh grass.

Photo by sirio174

To take these photos, I always ask to the people, explaining my project, and I never have never been refused! Each time, I found smiling and gentle people. They are so collaborative that I can take many photos in different poses.

Photo by sirio174

I love to photograph sports; my preferred sport is rugby, as you can see from my albums. However, I love to dedicate some space to other non-professional sports, like this one, called Rapidfutbol.

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The teams are formed by three people, there is no goalkeeper, and the rules are a little different from normal football; for example, you cannot pass the line in front of the small door and every 5 fouls there is a penalty kick.

Photo by sirio174

The little piece of grass is nice to relax; unfortunately the lake is not safe, due to the elevated pollution of former silk industry, now closed and de-localized. The municipality is working hard to depurate the waters and create a balneable zone in the next years!

Photo by sirio174

To take these photos I used a roll of Ilford FP4 in a FED 2 camera, with an old Industar 10 lens.

To make the diptychs I used the free program Gimp under Ubuntu Linux operating system; I use free software only for my works!

Do you prefer to play sports or relax while barefoot?

written by sirio174

1 comment

  1. rbruce63


    Barefoot with barefooted good company wins for me!

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