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Schwarzer dienstag

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  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 19 Sep 2017, 01:22
Makes me think of an old concrete velodrome track I once rode on in Australia.
Bill Phillips: Or Brooklands?
  • Martine
  • France
  • 19 Sep 2017, 02:02
Jolie perspective. J'aime le ciel menaçant.
Bill Phillips: The sky does look a bit threatening!
  • Alan
  • United Statesthe space to see them proper
  • 19 Sep 2017, 04:58
Ummmm.... it seems to be a concrete wall and part of a beach? If so, it's um.. err... very interesting.
Bill Phillips: There is some sea and a string of lights and some buildings and clouds in the sky. So there is quite a lot for your dollar
Nice and stark in B&W
Bill Phillips: Stark is a good word. I have starkised the picture grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Sep 2017, 06:39
Oh no! But you like to twiddle "auf Teufel komm raus"!
Bill Phillips: To set up Auf Teufel komm raus, place 48 black coal pieces face down on the "infernal" fireplace in the middle of the game board. On their rear sides, these pieces show values between 10 and 100, with a devil appearing on nine pieces.

On a turn, the active player reveals coal pieces one by one, ideally without revealing a devil – but before he starts doing this, all players make a bet about the total value that the next player will gain. To do so, all players take poker chips into their closed fists, with the wager being the minimum amount that the active player has to reach in order for the bid to pay off. Thus, making a high value bet automatically increases the risk of losing that wager. If the active player reveals a devil, he loses all the coals he gained that turn, so while he wants to claim as much as possible, pressing his luck could cost him everything – not to mention possibly making his opponents rich as well if their high bids pay off.

The "scoring track" around the board shows whether a player has exactly 200, exactly 300, and so on, or falls somewhere in between two of those numbers, but NOT the exact amount that the players hold. Whoever manages to increase his total wealth from the starting amount of 200 to over 1,600 wins!
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk : where the sun rises first in England
  • 19 Sep 2017, 07:12
yeh yeh but what did it really look like?
Bill Phillips: It was in colour
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 19 Sep 2017, 07:15

Is this the start of a Black Chewsday feature?
Bill Phillips: No
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 19 Sep 2017, 08:19
Despite the slightly dodgy treatment I rather like this snap Bill. It has strong dynamic with that perspective giving a great sense of depth. The small cluster of buildings at the end add interest as we look inside this shot.

Funny video.
Bill Phillips: DODGY???!!! It was crafted with great care
Almost what was called 'soot and whitewash' in the old days. I like the composition very much.
Bill Phillips: I had forgotten that expression
i think those clouds have added much dynamism in this image, Bill. very nice in b/w too.
Bill Phillips: A touch of drama Ayush
I rather like this composition and treatment.
Bill Phillips: I am pleased that you do Mary
> The composition really pulls you into the image.
Bill Phillips: Pleased you think so Jacquelyn
Excellent shot, Bill
Bill Phillips: I am obliged to you sir!

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