While the world cup is under way in Brazil and football fever has gripped the entire planet, these guys - on a cloudy afternoon in Vizag - have settled down to their own little game and are enjoying it too.
(The game being played is called Carrom or Karrom which is quite a popular game in many parts of Asia. It's a strike and pocket table game with rules similar to billiards or table shuffleboard.)
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emka (106722) 2014-06-30 13:30
Hello Satya, Observing people during games or plays is always interesting and amusing because of big emotions and expressions. I do not know this game. Three men are playing, one has spotted you with camera, two something else interesting. Nice scene.
WArm regrads Malgo
nikkitta (17068) 2014-06-30 16:49
Like to watch people playing games at the street, have some post about this subject Good scene, seems players are enjoying the game
Well done, congrats
Cricket is the national game, I believe, not football at all
Cricri (125832) 2014-06-30 20:05
Belle scène de vie, j'aime les expressions différentes de chaque personnes, ceux très attentif sur le jeux, j'aime la présentation
pajaran (65746) 2014-06-30 23:09
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, lepo pokazani igraci narodne igre.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe boje.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Nice view and a moment ...
A good second shot, beautifully displayed Players folk dances.
Good work, nice captured moment, beautiful colors.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
Sergiom (88277) 2014-07-01 6:21
J'aime beaucoup cette scène de la vie quotidienne. Les hommes se retrouvent après une dure journée de travail autour de leur jeu préféré. Beaucoup d'amitié autour de la table.
holmertz (59118) 2014-07-01 8:21
I like your photos because you nearly always try to capture scenes of daily life, showing India a long distance from the magnificent temples and palaces. This is another interesting capture with very varied attitudes among the people gathered around the game. The naturalness of this gathering lifts it above many more technically perfect photos of other members.
Noel_Byrne (33628) 2014-07-01 12:03
Nice candid street moment with these men immersed in their game, the man facing camera looks bemused, so I guess somebody has just made an odd move :) there is a great sense of interest in the game from everybody here. Thanks again for your note!
abmdsudi (57680) 2014-07-01 12:37
A slice of street life, very real and just love this kind of picture. You have chosen just about the best viewpoint and approach, love the focus, beautifully exposed isolating the subjects without appearing contrived with good eye connection. The light and tones are nice and the composition is just everything really. A real street scene captured so beautifully, Congrats
Apurba20 (984) 2014-07-02 1:46
Games people play...on the street.
Wonderful composition. You made this click very interesting by portraying the different emotions on the different faces.
However, the carrom table does not seem to stand on a stable ground.
Have a great day.
ourania (51079) 2014-07-03 8:29
even though I don't understand the game at all, I would be tempted to have a close look from the same point of view you have chosen. It's the togetherness and interaction of the people that makes this scene interesting and exciting. Your capture is spontaneous, human interest extends across the frame and the expressions tell the story explicitly, even to a newcomer who's ignorant about the game:) The player in the orange shirt is in a difficult position, the others are either content with the anticipated outcome or bored because the result is so obvious. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Silvio1953 (152947) 2014-07-04 6:50
Ciao Satya, lovely daily life composition with nice people in game action, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
imageme (1790) 2014-07-06 9:17
HI Satya, Nice view of this group of people playing games on a daily life setting. What caught my attention is the expressions on some of the audiences around the people who are playing the game. Very natural and original scenery in the countryside under a big tree for the comfort. Thank for sharing
Nicou (151036) 2014-07-07 0:39
superbe scène et image mervielleux ces personnes qui jouent sous l'arbre splendide vue.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (106364) 2014-07-11 12:41
Another photo from daily life.
I like POV and colors.
Have an nice weekend.
COSTANTINO (69636) 2014-07-11 23:04
Hello my dear friend
interesting scenery showingthese guys
settled down to their own little game
and enjoying it too
fabbs99 (17179) 2014-07-11 23:37
Carrom is a great indoor game.It keeps you hooked just like bridge and chess.In this image lot of talcum powder has been used to speed up the board.Nice image with good sharpness.TFS.
ChrisJ (117825) 2014-07-13 11:11
Looked like backgammon at first. Good daily life scene with excellent sharpness and pastel colours. The guy top left looking out of frame adds interest and nicely breaks the pattern of the players focused on the board game. The bg bikes complete the scene. Tfs!
macjake (72539) 2014-07-17 21:27
I actually remember having a similar table board game to this one growing up :)
lots of interesting features all around this little scene. the sandles on the feet, the tiny chairs, the various looks on the men's faces, the clothing...lots to enjoy