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Dominos under the Banya Tree
Dominos under the Banya Tree

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Games (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony Mavica FD-92
Location: Puerto Rico
Date: May 17, 2002
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2002


Place: 49 out of 94
Avg (all users): 5.3251
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.4321
Avg (non-participants): 5.2541
Views since voting: 1262
Votes: 203
Comments: 31
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/26/2002 11:20:00 PM
Seems to be a little blur or focus problem, but only flightly. Otherise, nicely caught -- the men all look entranced in their game.
05/26/2002 01:18:00 AM
This picture looks squished. I find that very unatural.
05/25/2002 11:49:00 PM
Would like to see this shot tighter w/o so much extraneous activity in the upper right.
05/25/2002 03:12:00 PM
nice to see some people in tis challenge
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05/25/2002 08:17:00 AM
There's a lot going on in this photo, but I like the overall shot and the diversity of the participants.
05/25/2002 02:46:00 AM
Nice candid work - great catch on the expressions of the spectator and the player at L bg. Could be half as compressed (looks pretty jpeggy, esp on the board). Did you stretch this vertically to fit the frame? The heads seem elongated.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/24/2002 11:04:00 PM
The focus seems a little off ... but nice, other than that
05/24/2002 02:42:00 PM
Good job on actually having people playing the game! How would this have looked shooting over one man's shoulder to make the viewer feel they are part of the game? But it's nice anyway.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2002 09:22:00 PM
This looks like a classic
05/23/2002 11:02:00 AM
Wow! A picture of people actualy playing a game. Good job on a difficult approch to the challenge.
05/23/2002 05:04:00 AM
Love the facial expressions A pity there wasn't more contrast between the table and the dominoes
05/22/2002 09:07:00 PM
my top 4
05/22/2002 07:53:00 PM
This would be good for this coming week's too...
05/22/2002 07:28:00 PM
Nice shot! I like the tree in the background...
05/22/2002 07:14:00 PM
Wish we had something like that here in Wyoming. Looks like alot of fun.
05/22/2002 07:09:00 PM
concentrate... you must concentrate. very nice.
05/22/2002 05:58:00 PM
Good idea, good execution, but something is missing (just a feeling.....) Photo 9 Creativity 8 Games 7 total 8
05/22/2002 02:06:00 PM
Good shot I think if you could of taken this with a zoom you may of been able to get more of the background out of focus. Still I like the fact that its a candid shot of people actually playing a game vs a pile of game peices.

05/22/2002 08:25:00 AM
I like this! It's a shame you can't resubmit it for the people challenge... it's a great character shot.
05/22/2002 07:35:00 AM
I can't help comparing this photo to the Mah Jongg photo, and finding that this one captures something a lot deeper in the attitudes and expressions of the participants. This really meets the challenge criteria more than most photos I've seen, because it shows us the people playing the games, and we can see the enjoyment, the concentration, the draw of the game, and the tension between the players.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/21/2002 11:34:00 AM
I wish I could explain this better.......but is there something odd going on with the heads of these people? They all look very long??? Maybe I am imagining it.
05/21/2002 05:51:00 AM
Step back one step?
05/20/2002 03:08:00 PM
I am very fond of "found" as opposed to "setup" photographs. Its unfortunate about the background which is distracting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/20/2002 02:26:00 PM
Good skin tones and cultural story.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/20/2002 01:57:00 PM
This reminds me of my grandfather. He was a dominos champion on Callo Ocho in Little Havana. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/20/2002 01:41:00 PM
Good try, nice composition and an interesting photo.
05/20/2002 11:28:00 AM
Excellant example of how games make everyone equal, Great Photo!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/20/2002 09:36:00 AM
These old guys are great! Makes me think of Miami...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/20/2002 07:18:00 AM
A great unposed photo opportunity. Shows that dominos is a true thinking man's game.
05/20/2002 06:53:00 AM
feels like a snapshot. slightly out of focus. not very sharp.
05/20/2002 03:36:00 AM
Great candid shot.

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