Interesting to look at the expressions, and who they are all individually looking at. This ia a game I have always wished I could play. Don't think this would work in colour.
The first thing that interested me was the various stances they all maintained usually to keep their balance. Slight difference in knee bounce etc. Good study, Sean.
Aaaaahhhh Julie.... this is a mans game on a Friday afternoon in Oerlikon, Zurich.... contemplative, thoughtful, not much chatter going on.... while the silence was a little eerie... there was no tension, only the subliminal and silence of male bonding... it was times like this that there is no need for analysis, merely a copy of "what was"... and "what will be" next Friday... these men require nothing more than the opportunity to communicate on a level which requires no study, but merely an understanding of what they are.... understand?
I love the extra description Sean ... the silence ... men are so different from women and the photo illustrates it.
Is the board more visible when looking down ? I can't see the squares. Is it a team effort or are they waiting for one pair to finish?These little slices of life you provide are a delight.
They all looks very serious.. greate capture
A very interesting photo! Well done.
Ofcourse! Chess is black and white :)
I find people's pictures amazing. What a chess game! I never saw one that big.
This is serious sport - for the fun and not for the money.
Is the game over? Very intriguing. Good shot.
Nice picture, like their all contemplating if they even stand a chance.
I really like this slice of daily life. Black and white just adds to the interest for me.
This one I lked a lot, and the master, he he he lives in Norway and it`s just 18 years old :-)
A great yet contemplative moment. An amazing find & a beautiful shot, Sean. It all starts with the thinking even sport or relaxation on a Friday. Beautiful! All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.
"Your move, dingbat! And stop crabbing about the weather. This was your idea in the first place! And now we got this photographer guy over there taking our picture. We'll probably end up in National Geographic in one of those articles on primitive societies!""I'll move when I'm good and ready, and you're an idiot. That guy with the camera's gonna make us famous!""Yeah, like Al Capone!"In case you didn't notice, I really like this shot!
You have a new blog!I've been quiet with my comments, but I'm still watching you.
... *chuckle* ... I do not understand male communication at all. They talk about work. They talk about football. Nothing in between. No chink to let character squeeze out through, perchance it be perceived as weakness. That new sort of masculinity where femininity is allowed to bubble: metrosexual.
The human stance like different pieces of chess maybe.
An interesting character study, I really like the layers of interest in this shot.Calico Contemplations
Really cool place! Are the checkers there at all time? Nobody stole them at night?
I actually dont know Ellie, but I guess not... FF... I know :)Thanks for all the comments on this!!!Julie... yup, you probably dont... please dont try, you are a woman ::))Jacob... :)