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Not been around much lately,I have been rather poorly & really wanted something different to get my teeth in to.

So...I borrowed this lovely glass chess set from a colleague at work,initially wanting a certain image for one of the competitions at the Camera Club I belong to & the day progressed from there Smile
I did read a nice tutorial by Pete (I found it after I had finished messing about Sad ) which has inspired me to do yet more.
Half of the pieces are clear glass & the other half are ground glass,the board is glass too.

Lit with a small torch to try & isolate the 2 frontmost pieces,levels adjusted & converted to B&W....I'm rubbish at B&W stuff,so I am determined to get to grips with it this year !

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas & New Year....I know,I know ...but it's better late than never Wink
Thanks for dropping by.
Janet xx

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:17.0-55.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Jan 2012 - 12:24 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/15sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Game Over !
Username:chase chase
Uploaded:8 Jan 2012 - 7:53 PM
Tags:Black & white, Chess, Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Game, Glass, Specialist / abstract
Votes:39
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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2012 - 7:56 PM

I'd say you got a firm grip on B&W now. I love the light play in this shot. Nicely done.
-=\Walter

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2012 - 8:01 PM

Janet, I wonderful image, the lighting is perfect! a real treat.

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Bjarni
Bjarni  1143 forum posts Scotland
8 Jan 2012 - 8:02 PM

Lovely image, nice light, nice reflections.

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2012 - 8:22 PM

Sorry to hear that you've not been well, Janet - hope that it improves vastly in 2012.

A great image to start the year with - keep playing! Smile

Fran x

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Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2012 - 8:25 PM

I have the same set and never thought to photograph it.
I like the composition, leads in from both sides culminating in the middle which works. Not too keen on the grainyness of the ground glass and the B&W conversion looks ok to me
I.G.

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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2012 - 8:29 PM

Like MrsS I to am sorry hear you've not been on top form of late, hope your feeling much better and a HNY to you Janet.

Right the image, rubbish at black and white, you little liar, not wrong with this, really like the idea and you've created a wonderful image.


LesF

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tomcat e2 Member 85834 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2012 - 9:21 PM

Is there no one (including me), who has not succumbed to something or other?Smile

I do hope you are on the mend galWink

Bit late to call now, but will during the week

K2QB4

Adrian

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chase
chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2012 - 9:26 PM

Thanks all.

Come on I.G. get the set out & get it done !!! I liked the effect of the light on the ground glass better than the clear tbh,much more even light & no blobby bits Wink

Adrian,Fran & Les,thanks for the well wishes,I am almost better...Les,you needed to be there...I lost my voice for a week...hell it was quiet in my house !!!!! can you imagine ??....on second thoughts I guess you couldn't imagine that huh ? Wink
I'm not fibbing,honest,I find B&W conversions are very hit & miss with me...I need to be far more consistent.I wish I did have a grip on them Walter...note to self..must do more B&W Wink

Last Modified By chase at 8 Jan 2012 - 9:27 PM

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LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2012 - 9:46 PM

Lost your voice for week, you mean one whole week, seven days even, 24 hours a day, that must have been heaven

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susanbarton
8 Jan 2012 - 10:30 PM

this is stunning and beautiful certainly inspired in B & W

Susan

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CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 6:17 AM

A fine presentation, Janet, excellent still life. Hope you are feeling better now. Carol

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chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 5:33 PM

Thanks everyone,your comments & votes are appreciated.

Les...yep,a whole week,24/7,well I don't know if I talk in my sleep Wink

Thanks Carol,feeling much better now thank goodness,right,off to see if I still know how to use photoshop Wink

Janet xx

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Nick_w e2 Member 73799 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2012 - 5:37 PM

HNY Janet... Most wrong with this, nor your monos( I remember the flower one from a couple of years back still one of my favs).

Sorry you haven't been feeling too good take it easy.
Nick

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