Dr Isaac Vaisman, PPSA  

Playing Chess by Dr Isaac Vaisman, PPSA

July 2024 - Playing Chess

About the Image(s)

Image created on a side street of La Havana - Cuba a few years ago. Walking through the old Havana Town we encounter these group of men playing chess and looking very serious. They did not mind our presence and of course allowed us to take pictures. Used a Nikon D750 with the Nikkor zoom lens 24-300 mm @ 27 mm and with these settings: ISO 500, f/2.8 and 1/250sec.
Image was PP in LightRoom and cropped.

4 comments posted

Ed Taje   Ed Taje
This image is clear and the concentration on the part of the players along with the apparent indifference of the third person. It tells a story well and the background colours fits the story well as it is typical of many older areas I have seen in South America, and to some degree up here. I did try a mono edit in Silver Efex to see the effect and I think it does feature the three persons more.   Posted: 07/02/2024 09:19:57
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Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
Ed, I also did the B&W interpretation and forgot to upload, but yes it really adds interest to the image. I like the color version as well which shows the palette of colors of the delapidated and abandoned structures in Cuba since the revolution in 1959.   Posted: 07/02/2024 12:06:12

Bruce Goodman   Bruce Goodman
Isaac - Wonderfully captured and composed. Each person is interesting and the colors of their clothing are a good contrast to the browns, tans and reds. I prefer the color version. B   Posted: 07/12/2024 09:08:31

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
I, too, prefer the color version.   Posted: 07/12/2024 10:09:01


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