Never really understood this game, Pétanque, but came across with those folks play in a Eucalyptus grove in Caesarea.
The attention was not at me and the camera, they were deeply involved in measuring precise distances between the balls, screaming in joy " 4.5cm !" – and start all over again…
I found this as nice subject to post.
A Wikipedia page about the Pétanque game.
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Oceania (5174) 2014-01-27 8:00
I saw this game from TV, but in France, not in Israel. People seem like very enjoy the game from your picture. It's a very nice capture.
saxo042 (37602) 2014-01-27 8:10
A good capture of daily life, the focus of these persons is clearly directed to the balls on the ground. Their positions are well gathered in your picture, this is reminding me of choreography without movements. Well observed.
danos (89845) 2014-01-27 8:16
nice the daily snapshot with the retire men and woman to play Pétanque,that really never understood.I like the interestet of the palyers as the excellent light and colour maangement of the image.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
snunney (88882) 2014-01-27 8:45
Never knew they played pétanque in Israel, thought it was a French speciality, you learn something every day on TE. This little group carefully measuring makes for an interesting daily life composition. Thanks for sharing.
Miguel82 (26462) 2014-01-27 9:09
Dear Ike, I like that daily life scene about people playing petanque, it's very famous in south regions of France especially, good action shot the characters are measuring what ball is closer to the jack! all the best, have a nice evening!
pajaran (54492) 2014-01-27 10:16
Lep trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan ternutak merenja, lepe boje.
Ko je pobedio, dali su uspeli da dobro izmere.
Igrao sam ovu igru na moru u Hrvatskoj.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Beautiful moment ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown moments for measurements, beautiful colors.
Who won, whether they succeeded in good measure.
I played this game at sea in Croatia.
Good evening and all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
Cricri (110517) 2014-01-27 10:26
Tu pointe ou tu tire? comme dirait les Marseillais :-) un jeu que j'aime regarder, trois belle présentations un jour de beau temps, j'aime comme ce petit groupe ont le sourire, belle scène de vie
ourania (35766) 2014-01-27 12:16
I don't know much about this game either but can distinguish the interest and intensity of this scene:) It seems that the precise measuring is essential to some of these people, the gentleman on the left looks amused and confident, maybe he's winning:) It's so interesting to observe people during little moments of human interaction, get a glimpse at the character and relationships. I like how you filled the frame and how calm and pleasant this setting is. It's nice that you followed the game with more pictures. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
pierrefonds (59738) 2014-01-27 15:47
The trees are framing well the scene. You have captured well the interaction of the pétanque players. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colours. Have a nice day.
kato (11630) 2014-01-27 18:38
You're capturing well this scene by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle in which those folks are playing ball game in the site. It looks like the ball game that they throw a ball to the purpose place and those who reached the nearest place get victory. And, They seem to enjoy this simple game with relax.
mcmtanyel (15963) 2014-01-27 18:40
A delightful everyday life photo of people engrossed in play. Well seen and presented.
Waylim (25368) 2014-01-27 22:14
Very nice shot of the people enjoy the game, and yes, they must have precise measure to know who wins :) I used to play similar game but we used rocks since we were children and poor.
Nice color, good light and a relaxing atmosphere. I like the WS with different POVs.
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-01-27 23:34
You have captured these guys and lady engrossed in there game, looks serious stuff hey?
Great Pov, and colours, Tfs,
Nicou (128736) 2014-01-28 1:29
quel sport et vue sueprbe la pétange c'est génial convivialité et précision tout dans la mesure quelle vue et cpatage sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Gigidusud (17673) 2014-01-28 2:21
Une partie de pétanque bien capturée avec le déroulement de l'action grâce au WS. Il ne manque plus que le Pastis! :)
Bonne semaine mon ami.
eldancer1 (31327) 2014-01-28 7:58
Awesome capture of those gentlemen taking their game very seriously, so typical of men. I like the lighting and it has good details. Very well done, tfs.
Lord_Of_Chaos (0) 2014-01-28 9:53
Good evening friend Ike.
Thanks for the tip, write reviews every day, working hard but not hard.
Regarding your photos nice work and nice one moment shot.
Bravo my friend!
Hello and good evening
jcpix (13804) 2014-01-28 19:00
Love it Ike! I can't tell you how many times I've come across this same scene...especially when traveling in France. I understand a lot of the game, but there's so much more that eludes me, but I do know there's generally a lot of passion and good times to be had by all. This picture represents a lot of those aspects, especially considering the big smile from the gentleman on the left. Well timed to catch the action and reaction...this is super! Enjoy the day ahead. Take it easy...go and play a game or two. :)
amaryllis (35597) 2014-01-28 23:41
Une photo pleine d'humour avec ces boulistes et leur mètre pour mesurer au millimètre près....c'est du sérieux la pétanque....excellente prise de ce groupe qui en plus de jouer fait de la gymnastique...c'est fatiguant les boules en fait
fabbs99 (16815) 2014-01-28 23:55
Nice shot of the group of men playing games.Well done.TFS.
jurek1951 (42194) 2014-01-29 10:05
very nice picture,
great details and good sharpness
the colours and light are beautiful,
UlfE (14641) 2014-01-29 12:12
A really fine photo of a people playing Petanque in a park. The group of people are well collected and very concentrated on the game. You really made good use of this photo opportunity. TFS and have a nice evening!
nikkitta (16436) 2014-01-29 16:17
Here is played a semblable game, there is a quiet ball and the players must approach this ball without touching
Wins the the nearest one
Like to see the way they enjoy playing in your very original capture
Also good WS with diferents POV
Te felicito desde Argentina
Royaldevon (32965) 2014-01-30 2:14
Now, this is different!
We have had championship bowls on tv, recently, so I understand the serious nature of what is happening!
I love how you have recorded the seriousness with which they consider the game. Oh, no time for a camera, cms. are more important!
Have a great day,
delpeoples (54593) 2014-01-30 4:40
Ahhh bocce ball! I thought only old Italian guys played this game, but I see old Israeli men do too :) The world is indeed such a small place and there is not really so much difference between us all. Excellent shot with all the men so intent on their game in the shade. I like the bluish hue to the image, which gives it a timelessness.
A fun photo, nice work
macjake (60508) 2014-01-30 15:54
no, i've never played this game, but i'd enjoy giving it a try.
I think there are similar styles of games played around the world, varying depending the country and culture.
its fun to see them having fun, and they don't even notice your presence.
mirosu (15156) 2014-01-31 1:27
Excellent snapshot, it is obvious that the men are enjoying their game. Petanque is a very popular game in France (like bociia in Italy). You can play it everywhere no relatively small space. The ground can be lawn, hard clay ground or even sand on the beach.
The winner is that person whose ball is closest to the small wooden marker ball.
I enjoyed to play it very much, especially during summer holidays on the beach.
Wish you a very nice weekend.
daddo (25519) 2014-01-31 4:17
Shalom Ike. There are times when a few centimetres make all the difference between losing and wining. The funny thing is when someone removes their belt to measure between the balls.Friendly but competitive scene. More shots from Israel please. Regards. Klaudio.
papagolf21 (89684) 2014-01-31 14:53
Bonsoir, cher Ike,
La pétanque est devenue un jeu international très appréciée. Le jeu n'est jamais le même, cela entraîne des discussions interminables quant aux mesures des boules et du cochonnet !
Un jeu bien sympathique.
clic (15880) 2014-02-02 11:06
In my opinion, one of those in the foursome was sowing discord around him of was he cheating!
Why retard the game when there is bowls for everyone lying!
According to their postures, the overall spirit is to competition, without any doubt!
jmdias (58446) 2014-05-04 12:44
nice moment registered. I liked the special human details like the smiles. good moment of daily life, well shown.
some years ago there was a field to this game in the main square of my town, but now the older have only cards to play.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-07-22 5:58
Ike, I personally love the sport and I truly enjoy watching it...such a great capture in all its details...
a spontaneous and nice shot!!
berek (42762) 2014-12-09 20:51
a game I like to watch three beautiful presentations on a day of good weather, I love like this small group are smiling, beautiful scene of life. good timing.
unclehotshot (2998) 2015-03-04 23:28
This photo appeals a lot to me. My wife is Italian and I have been a spectator to this game many times. In Italy it is called BOCCE. My father-in-law, Nini, was really good at this. He is not playing any more because of old age. Your photo brings back nice memories of family excourtions to small restaurants on the river bank in Val Varaita.
It is a fine and simple shot that speaks for it self. Fuine light and colors. Great expressions.
Cheers and have a great day, my friend.
Matyas (7559) 2015-03-15 2:04
Shalom Ike! Good luck boys!!! Fantastic scene. Smooth men. Good scenery and background. Fine lightness and colours. Good contrast and sharpness. Superb take. Well done!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (62013)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-18
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/3.7, 1/100 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2014-01-27 7:47