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

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