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Card Players

By david deveson  
Trastevere this morning, deep in play, just like yesterday and the day before that and the day before that. Mario on the left never wins but he ploughs on regardless.

Tags: Portraits and people

Voters: proz, AngelaR, stevie and 14 more

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AngelaR Plus
13 155 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2005 3:11AM
Really like this insight picture - the guy on the right is really enjoying posing for you.

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francisg Plus
13 705 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2005 3:17AM
It is an exelent shot. the background could do with being a bit lighter if that was possible.
5 Jul 2005 3:19AM
No way Frank...why lighten the background which isn't the subject of the shot and detract from the players themselves... keep a bit of mystery I say
stevie Plus
14 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2005 3:24AM
Excellent character shot - I can almost hear the conversation!
covey Plus
13 1.7k Ireland
5 Jul 2005 3:34AM
Excellent. All the elements come together so well. A liitle big of magic

I don't know how much you could crop this, but there might a separete good shot of the guy on the right about the elbow upwards maybe.

banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3808 Canada
5 Jul 2005 4:13AM
I like this, - especialy the guy on the right, - he makes it.

5 Jul 2005 4:33AM
It is magic, wonderful shot, very atmospheric
robadsy Plus
12 348
5 Jul 2005 7:35AM
i love this shot david.

the guy in the red shirt has a great expression, and the bloke winning has a great vibe. feel sorry for mario though... oh well, one day mate!

the description makes it too :o)

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old timer Plus
13 55 1 Scotland
5 Jul 2005 7:38AM
This shot, David, is simply and magically wonderful, and words almost fail me to express my admiration. The characters all interact like a jigsaw - the tragic/comedic maksks of the card players, and the way the third character almost invites us in to share the little scene. The whole framed so beautifully in the doorway, with the graffiti the final touch. I don't know if this was staged or not, but I don't care a whit. This is not mere photography, but sheer art! I wouldn't change a single thing about it.

PS - You'll gather I like it! Smile
5 Jul 2005 8:27AM
Jim just took the very words out of my mouth!
I like it too. Smile
claret Plus
13 49 England
5 Jul 2005 11:58PM
Sounds as if Jim likes it a bit! And why not. It made me smile. Great capture.
proz 13 205 United States
22 Jul 2005 5:23AM
another stellar capture David. Well done
old timer Plus
13 55 1 Scotland
30 Aug 2005 9:37PM
Just came back for another look at this masterpiece and can't believe that it only got 16 clicks!
12 Sep 2005 6:17PM
Made me smile, thanksSmile

Full of humor and a shot that most of us would have walked past.
Well spotted, captured, and produced.

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