Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Chess in the Park I - Linn Park


One sunny Saturday afternoon, these nice gentlemen allowed me to horn in on their chess game at Linn Park.

14 comments:

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup ce b&w, avec le contre jour sur le premier joueur

Monique said...

J'aime beaucoup la couleur mais j'avoue que le noir et blanc est très artistique.

Thérèse said...

It's always very quiet around a chess game. Like the feel of this picture.

brattcat said...

they are so focused. beautiful image, v.

Luis Gomez said...

I have always loved this kind of everyday scenes.

Daryl said...

Monochrome suits this one perfectly

Nathalie said...

I just LOVE that sort of atmosphere. The whole idea of going out to play chess in a park seems so civilized to me !

Great b&w

Augusta said...

After studying this photo, it struck me that the fellow in the shadow is also the one playing black chess pieces while the one in the light has white pieces. It would have been a completely different photo done in color. Nicely done.

Eleanor said...

Oops...I posted my comment above from the Augusta Library, forgetting that I hadn't signed in as myself.

TheChieftess said...

Good observation Augusta/Eleanor!!! I love this in B&W...another wonderful portrait Miss V!!!

Bob Crowe said...

That's a fine picture. The light-dark, sun-shadow contrast brings some drama to the game. I just noticed that the man in sunlight is playing the white pieces and the one on shadow plays the black. Nice harmony.

Cinthia said...

Like lights & shadows...

SRQ said...

Nice image. I like it in b & w. And, I like that you captured the gentleman's finger on the chess piece. It makes me wonder, 'What was his move?!'

Sérgio Pontes said...

The photo is so wonderful