Meet Edgar. Edgar is 59 and an enthusiastic boules player. Every weekend he meets here at the Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt with his fellow players Johann, Manfred, Annelise and Liselotte (weather permitting). Two of the group are from Darmstadt and the other three come from Otzberg. The Mathildenhöhe is a well-known meeting place for boules players from the area, and it is not unusual to meet up to 100 of them here. I like the motion blur, and the concentration in Edgar's eyes. It almost looks like he is defying gravity, the way the heavy steel ball is hanging in the air. My thanks to the other members of this little team for their patience, and I hope they will forgive me for not using all of their photos.
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This picture is #005 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at www.100Strangers.com