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Some weeks ago while walking in Sao Paulo I found a playground where that little boy was playing with his balloon…

He kept it in the air for a good while using only his head… You could perceive that he was very concentrated and totally happy with what he was doing… playing… and maybe also dreaming that one day he would be like one of those great Brazilian soccer heroes…

In a moment, following his balloon, he turned his head towards the sun and I could not resist trying to capture the image of happy face, dreamy eyes, and balloon suspended in the air… everything illuminated by the sun…

This kind of scene is common in our region and in the yards of Argentina… Brazil… Uruguay… you will always find kids playing like this…

I would have liked to have another lens on the camera, since I could not step back (I had a wall right behind me) so the pic may appear over cropped to some, but this was one of those moments that only last for a very few seconds…and you have to seize them with what you have at hand!

Jpg capture at ISO 200 – f 4.0 – 1/1250s @ 70 mm – Contrast curves) and USM in PS CS

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