Thursday, December 4, 2008

thinking hard

What you get for a post when I have exhausted my brain during the week:

Men playing chess at Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris
photo by Stu (#shot 457*), 2008

*Seriously, he spent about 15 minutes of our European vacation stalking these dudes for the perfect lighting, angle, background, texture...I thought they might come over and tell us to cassez-vous, but the game was apparently that intense; they didn't seem to notice. Lucky; I think Pink Shirt could have taken both of us.

4 comments:

i am very mary said...

I think they were trying to look busy so you would leave and they could get back to looking at the nudie mag hidden under the board and to drinking from the flasks hidden in their old man pants.

dkuroiwa said...

I love shots like this...what is it about oldER guys, in the park, playing chess/checkers/go/whatever?!
Here they are usually drinking sake, too...in the open, no flasks, and pretty much any time of day!!
I'm thinking your guys were wanting you to take THE perfect shot...old guys live for moments like that!!

Stu said...

It was 14 minutes tops... There was a guy who kept moving in and out of the background. I really wanted pink-shirt-man to leave.

-Stu

phd in yogurtry said...

Yeah, I think they are secretly loving the attention!

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