One thing that I’ve noticed in my travels all over the Philippines is this: Filipinos surely love basketball. In most barangays, one can surely see a basketball court and usually it is near or next to a barangay hall. It’s typical all over the country. Some are covered courts, open courts, some are paved and maybe some are still dirt basketball courts.
Some are built using government funds and some are built using funds from private donors or some rich politician running for re-election. In this photo of a barangay basketball court, I was actually driving by—drive-by shooting haha!—and I happened to see smoke all over the place which gave the place some kind of scenic effect. I took some shots and I was glad it turned out quite dramatic. I love the effect brought about by the smoke. I was also able to freeze the boy’s motion as he shot the ball. The tree with its shadow and the tricycle gave the view a sense of a typical Filipino life in the barangay.