Daily Photo: Still dreaming of the Major Leagues
October 29, 2008 · Print This Article
I first saw this Japanese ojisan as I was leaving the Tokyo Vegetarian Festival. His face had great character and expression. Before I could take a good shot of him, he started walking quickly in the direction ahead of me, thus I could get a shot of his interesting face like I wanted to. So I had to walk really face to get not just ahead of him, but ahead of him enough to stealthily take a shot of him. Luckily for me he paused a long time and leaned against the Major League baseball sign pictured above. He was happy when I first saw him, but in this photo he seems to be reminiscing perhaps about when he used to play baseball as a kid. I think this man was homeless, or at least down on his luck. If I could speak Japanese, I would have asked him what he was thinking about.
EQUIPMENT USED: Nikon D80 with a Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens