Dušan Smetana

Dušan Smetana

Photography with an Accent
Hunting camp. # Namibia #Africa

Hunting camp. # Namibia #Africa

Rhodesian ridgeback hunting dogs in our camp in Namibia Africa.

Rhodesian ridgeback hunting dogs in our camp in Namibia Africa.

Namibia, Africa.

Namibia, Africa.

On my way to ….

On my way to ….

Best presents for the little kickers from Argentina. #argentina #worldcup #messi #soccer #futbal

Best presents for the little kickers from Argentina. #argentina #worldcup #messi #soccer #futbal

Gaucho, Argentina.

Gaucho, Argentina.

When I was a little kid soccer was everything to me, posters on the wall, and the apex was Brazil.  I dreamed of driving a Ferrari across western Europe, long hair streaming, and scoring goals like Pele,Socrates, Ziko, Maradona or the Italian Rossi.  But in the world of averages, I was the worst grade, just average. I could run fast and long and had strong legs to score goal from half field( did this a few times) but the technique of fast dribbling wasn’t there…. A couple of my friends were smoking and drinking but when Sunday came, they were far better than me, no matter how hard I tried.  

This Saturday I’ll be in neighboring country to the World Cup, in Argentina.  I’ve been feeling that my favors have switched to Argentina, that amazing country.  Looking forward to screaming at the screen with my hunting guide friends at the lodge.  Part of this week’s written itinerary includes watching World Cup games during the siesta hours, very sensible of them.  My kids are playing soccer now in Montana, both with and without me, and building their own dreams. Happy Summer solstice for all of you, I’ll have another winter one!  Goooooool.

California. Beautiful oak trees. #oaktree #california #trees

California. Beautiful oak trees. #oaktree #california #trees

First time out in the big world. #homingpigeons #montana #pigeons

First time out in the big world. #homingpigeons #montana #pigeons

Costa Rica is of a lushness.  Rain like manna — five good storms and you have eight inches of rain in two days, pouring over flowers, monkeys and fishermen with equal readiness.  Woken at 4 am by howler monkeys but it’s time to go fishing anyway.  Rough seas held an abundance of tarpon, and eleven huge tarpon hauled in by a single angler will take a toll on the body.  Return to the lodge brings you Imperial cerveza and huge fruit trays and the fishing tales start.   The nearest village has no paved roads, many wagging dogs and smiling people waving from rocking chairs on porches.  Fisherman’s paradise.  Salute!

#silverking #tarpon #fishing #costarica #sportinglife #fishingphotography