Shot at Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Dramatic skies, frozen lake and chilly winds on a Christmas evening.
It’s college (American) football season again in the United States. About a year back though, on a scorching September summer day, University of Southern California played against San Jose State University and won the game 56-3. For those familiar with football, the picture above depicts a field goal attempt, which is similar to a free kick in football, where the objective is to kick the ball in between the poles that represent the goalpost. Due to the non-spherical shape of the ball, a field goal from a farther distance is considered more successful.
A first time visit to an American football game maybe painfully long and boring; every foul results in a clock stop, the non-spherical “foot”ball is mostly carried by hand and all you will see is huge, grown men grabbing each other. But one hardly goes to a game for the game. A quick scan of the stadium will show gleeful song girls, scores of people wearing the same t-shirt and beaming faces of kids extremely proud of their Alma mater; as football in America is just another word for devotion.
A shot from my recent trip to the scenic Apostle islands, WI. Lake Superior is the largest fresh water lake in the world and here you can see it in the background. In fact its so huge, you might as well call it an ocean and a new visitor wont even know the difference. I am sure even this small shrub is not aware of the ‘vastness’ behind it.
Some more from this place in my future posts.