etomi

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AYO-OKWE-WARI

This game rescued me from boredom during my childhood years before the advent of Atari and Nintendo.

UPDATE, Check out Version2 :  http://etomi.shutterchance.com/photoblog/2561.htm

Which do you prefer?

AYO-OKWE-WARI

This game rescued me from boredom during my childhood years before the advent of Atari and Nintendo.

UPDATE, Check out Version2 :  http://etomi.shutterchance.com/photoblog/2561.htm

Which do you prefer?

comments (17)

Nice shot of this very popular traditional Nigerian game
  • Mona
  • London
  • 16 May 2006, 13:36
EXCELLENT! This stands out from all the photie blogs I've seen today. Hehehe you've given me a very good title for one of my next few blogs (not photo blogs)...so watch this space.

Ohh about the pic hehe I like it....apart from the cultural facet, everything looks so brown :o)
  • Mona
  • London (UK)
  • 17 May 2006, 10:10
HALLO!! :-D
  • Me
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 May 2006, 11:26
Ummm, Ummmm, Ummmmmm
1.What do I like?
Position of the board on the table.
What don't I like?
Sorry but here goes...
1.All round composition. If you are going to frame the edges of the tables just touching the fringes of your frame, do it for all 4 table edges, seems wonky here.
2.The lighting seems all over the place here, you want to create an ambience while highlighting the board game on the table, think about the natural lighting for your shots even before you snap. Look at Mr Skees blog. he has loads of information on lighting there.
3.I can see a foot poking its head into this shot bottom right of the shot and also the napkin/cloth top right. Why are these in the shot?
4.I would have loved to see a little PP to help enhance this shot even further, this could go from a good shot to an excellent shot with a little TLC.

Question, how many shots of this did you take? Where they all from different angles? Why did you pic this shot to post?

I hope I do not sound to negative, i just look at this image and see how much it can be improved. I hope my comments do help. Really do put some more thoughts into each shoot or shot you do. It just makes you a better prosumer.

Suby
E Etomi: Thanks Suby, don't apologise for the critisism....how else will I improve? Lets see what I can do with it.

I took about 10 shots and I liked the way the board was positioned in this shot.
  • sk
  • United States
  • 17 May 2006, 11:35
Etomi this is a nice shot, liking the composition and use of natural light, well done
E Etomi: Thanks Asiko
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 May 2006, 12:06
I'm liking the lighting and general idea. Could be executed better but I'm liking a lot more than not
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 May 2006, 12:07
I'm liking the lighting and general idea. Could be executed better but I'm liking a lot more than not
E Etomi: Thanks Attah!
  • Adura
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 May 2006, 12:11
Photographer!!!

I am no professional. Nice Pic, reminds me of Nigeria once again :-(
E Etomi: Thanks Dury!
Lovely composition...love the tones.
  • Viewer
  • United States
  • 18 May 2006, 19:38
OMG, I just had chills... I miss that game. I miss naija sad
Nice shot. Men makes me miss my Grandmummy o
  • Ngozi
  • niger
  • 23 Jun 2006, 18:30
darlin u need to look deeper into ur freelance photography skills. I know someone..no joke cos u capture nice ones. I wouldnt mind having this framed n in my house somewhere.
  • Isowa
  • United States
  • 25 Jul 2006, 15:57
I like this image, I like the game smileI prefer this one. Nice!
  • Yinca
  • Us oF a
  • 13 Oct 2006, 22:17
Wow haven't seen this in years... very nice shot.
  • sexy
  • 30 Mar 2007, 21:51
priceless!!! complete with the lass bottom mark on the table from
  • chika
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Aug 2008, 19:24
ahh..memories
Poignant. Takes me back to a certain somewhere and a certain sometime.

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