Friday, April 24, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday - Ringside Shadows

Shadows appear in many a venue, and they fall about an old sports venue. Thus, for Shadow Shot Sunday 2, we have shadows from the Naugatuck Connecticut YMCA, a 1924 building with a boxing ring as its centerpiece.

The mayor of our small city of Ansonia, Dave Cassetti, developed, host and promotes a youth boxing program. Cassetti himself was an amateur boxer in the early '80s (and a good one, with a 49-6 record. He's the referee in the white polo shirt). This was at the 2015 Triano-Rossi Youth Boxing Tournament.

On at late afternoon, the sun allows for brilliant and subtle shadows...

Boxing had a well deserved reputation in the heavyweight area, with less than savory promoters and sanctioning bodies. Yet, for youth, boxing is actually a pure sport that encourages discipline, tecnique, determination and paying attention to the coaches. It's learning to work hard. I like the kids working hard and even hugging your opponent after the two round matches were over - a purity of sportsmanship so many adults have lost sight of...

8 comments:

Jeannie Marie said...

Nicely placed shadows in the ring.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The fall of light in the boxing ring in the first photo is most appealing. I have never seen a boxing ring in real life.

Beverley Baird said...

Interesting shadows and fascinating story about your mayor.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Colorful, Ralph!

Friends in Shadows

fredamans said...

Fantastic shots, I love boxing!

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

I still find boxing hard to watch though-especially if I happen to know the competitor!

edenhills said...

Boxing isn't a sport for me, but I know it takes hard work and dedication. Great shadow shots.

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