Night backgammon players

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RUcrAZ
RUcrAZ Veteran Member • Posts: 7,419
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The shores of the Mediterranean, two men passing the time by playing backgammon, and their ladies simply "drinking in" the calm evening atmosphere.

Shot with a 45-year old Nikkor 50mm f 1.4 at f 2.0

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Re: Night backgammon players
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RUcrAZ wrote:

The shores of the Mediterranean, two men passing the time by playing backgammon, and their ladies simply "drinking in" the calm evening atmosphere.

Shot with a 45-year old Nikkor 50mm f 1.4 at f 2.0

such an unusual photograph ..the composition (the framing is stunning) the light, the boats, the softness. And I love the depth created by the vegetation. At f/2 and the distances involved the lens (and credit to it's owner) has created a very artful scene.

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RUcrAZ
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Thank you for the kind words. You are one of very few people who appreciate the essense of such a picture. (I had to remove a number of telephone cables from the original.)

barbara j Contributing Member • Posts: 711
Re: Night backgammon players

RUcrAZ wrote:

The shores of the Mediterranean, two men passing the time by playing backgammon, and their ladies simply "drinking in" the calm evening atmosphere.

Shot with a 45-year old Nikkor 50mm f 1.4 at f 2.0

What do you call an image that tells a wonderful story? Expressive? This has it!

The ladies will be there for awhile, like the little boats in the water

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RUcrAZ
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Thank you for the kind words. There's a bit of a story, the two couples were there for seval hours, I think they finally packed it in around midnight. The men with their backgammon, the ladies "commenting on various mutual acquaintances" - according to someone who spent some time there. I think the ladies had more fun.

On the technical side, this is the result of 3 or 4 shots. Because of the very slow shutter speed (some shots were 30 seconds long) the people naturally moved, and blur occurred. But since the camera was on a tripod, I was able to "clone" one lady from one photo and replaced her in another, in which she was blurred. Fun! 

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