365 Days of Photos – Day 176

I enjoyed watching this group of guys playing chess.  I don’t know any of them but I stood and watched them (and took pictures) for quite some time.

I loved the diversity of the table –

A game of chess

A game of chess

This was one of my first attempts at street photography…..I enjoyed it. At first they didn’t even notice me…but once they did, they smiled!

11 thoughts on “365 Days of Photos – Day 176

  1. Midwestern Plant Girl

    I used to follow a guy that did this type of ‘street photography’.. (He’s dropped off WP) Anyway. Pretty neat stuff. I’m not a people person, I couldn’t do this.
    He did say that not all folks are nice about getting their photo taken. . 😬

    1. treerabold Post author

      That’s my fear….I’m not very comfortable with the possibility of people getting upset with me.
      I doubt I’ll do this very often for that reason…..this just happened to work out!

  2. Helen C

    Wonderful photo, Tree. Look at their expressions! It was a serious game! And you caught in the right moment.
    Some people don’t like their photo to be taken by a stranger, but some truly appreciate it. In my experience, most (almost all) are on the positive side.
    Have a great day!

  3. joannesisco

    That is a very diverse group … and really intent on their game. Great photo.

    I’m still very far away from feeling comfortable about taking candid photos of people on the street. I feel like I’m invading their privacy.

    1. treerabold Post author

      I typically have the same issues with taking photos of strangers.
      For some reason this felt right. I stood right by them and openly took pictures. It took them awhile to notice me…but once they did…they smiled!!

    1. treerabold Post author

      Thanks Sue! That’s nice of you to say. Funny how challenging it is to do street photography. The difficulty seems to be getting beyond the fear of what the stranger will do if they know you are taking their photo!!

      1. Sue

        Exactly! I’m very non-confrontational so it would be really hard for me to do that. But I love seeing others photos.

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