Retired people "passively taking part" in a chess game! Scenes like this are very common in Albania espeically in smaller towns and provices. With not a lot of cash and plenty of time this is not a bad idea to spend your time. There is a "love-hate" relation between the players and the onlookers. On the one hand large numbers of onlookers means that the game and the players are very good but on the other hand it can be quite difficult for some onlookers not to interfere!!
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tyro (25930) 2012-11-23 16:20
Once again you have captured a wonderful "daily life" picture!
The onlookers, even although we cannot see their faces, we can just imagine what they are thinking - and the players - we can't even see them but I bet they are becoming a bit aggravated, especially with the guy on the left who is leaning over and probably giving lots and lots of unsolicted and irritating advice!
A brilliant photograph with so much "hidden" and unstated activity. Did you ever watch "The Last of the Summer Wine" on T.V.? - this picture and your note really remind me of that! But where is Nora Batty?
daddo (27022) 2012-11-23 17:28
Pėrshėndetje Aleks. Fantastic shot of these chess aficionados. A compact little group partially lit up by a lovely light. better to play chess than spend hours in front of the idiot box- an effective way to stimulate the grey cells and help postpone dementia. Love your note. Two Albanians means a dispute, six means... Please don't tell me I can spy a b**# baseball cap! regards. Klaudio.
lousat (93660) 2012-11-24 9:05
Hi Aleks,today i show at my albanian friend od Berat the page of the Nox magazine and one told me that you aren't from Berat but from Durres...ehehe...maybe your name come from the albanian coast? Another beautiful pic,they play whit the chess,but i know that they like a lot the domino too..ehhe....have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
holmertz (54969) 2012-11-24 12:51
This is an excellent composition. I don't know what your ideas were at that moment, but I think that if I had taken it, I would probably not have realized until much later what a good picture it is. It tells such a lot while hardly showing anything. We can just barely make out that somewhere in that crowd two men are playing chess. The body language of everyone indicates it's an interesting game that creates a lot of passion among them. The men are standing so close together, leaning forward, that they have formed a kind of circle. Maybe this picture is a combination of good instincts and sheer luck, but it's a good shot anyway.
Vasa (515) 2012-12-24 17:03
Bonsoir cher Alekx,
sous cette photo vivante, je la profite pour te souhaiter une superbe annee 2013 et renouvller mes amities, ainsi que mon grand interet pour ton travail.
Amicalement a toi
- Copyright: Aleks Gjika (agjika) (3177)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-29
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon EF24-70mm f2.8L
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-23 15:12