The Old Champ

A middle aged ex boxing champ looks on as he watches other Cubans train in the outside gym.
Havana 2012.


Tags: Cuba Landscape and travel

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UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 10:16AM
Bet he was of the amateur toughies I should imagine!!

Great image as always Siomn,

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fraser 12 631 14 Scotland
1 Aug 2012 10:27AM
Superb image Simon, even by your standards. So much pathos and yet the sun still shines on him (love the way the shadows mimic sunrays).

mrswoolybill Plus
9 979 1496 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 11:25AM
In the clearing stands a boxer
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of ev'ry glove that layed him down
Or cut him till he cried out
In his anger and his shame
"I am leaving, I am leaving"
But the fighter still remains

This is totally wonderful, so much weight of personal history.
10 12 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 11:30AM
Thanks Moira for that.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 11:30AM
Love the diagonal stripes of light and shadow and the resultant highlight on the upper part of his face. My favourite boxer ever was Cuban - Teofilio Stevenson who died on June 11th this year.
10 12 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 11:45AM
Thanks for that Lynne.
1 Aug 2012 11:57AM
float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. =)

another good one, si. =)
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
1 Aug 2012 1:30PM
so subtle....those shadows portray the ageing fighter Smile

one of my fav S&G songs - thanks, Moira Smile
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
1 Aug 2012 1:37PM
Excellent capture Simon
scrimmy Plus
8 388 5 Scotland
1 Aug 2012 4:08PM
super stuff, everything just shouts quality....the light, the shadows pattern, the splash of light on his face, the colours, all wonderful.
1 Aug 2012 6:53PM
In thoughts of times gone by Si, a smashing capture.

John Smile
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
1 Aug 2012 7:55PM
Excellent Simon, as has been said the shadows work well.

derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 8:39PM
Stunning light and clarity Simon.
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
2 Aug 2012 9:20AM
The broken chair, the flaking paint. A career that has wained. Much to think about in what at first appears to be a straight-forward image, Si.

AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 2:26PM
Love Malc's comment above - not much to add to what has been said already, except it's another superb character study by you Si!
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
25 Aug 2012 7:34PM
A character study that packs some punch Si, I like the faraway look in his eyes, no doubt he's reminiscing about past glories in the ring

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