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Chess legend Viktor Kortsjnoj on a match in Enschede (Holland)

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Chess legend (5 times World champion finalist) plays a competition match in Enschede (the Netherlands). He wins, of course. link

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Chess legend Viktor Kortsjnoj on a match in Enschede (Holland)
Username:assendelft assendelft
Uploaded:3 Oct 2009 - 12:14 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Sports / action
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EmmaG_M
EmmaG_M  6136 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2009 - 9:32 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I love the look of deep concentration on his face. This man looks like a real character and you've captured him well, the composition is quirky, I like that he's slightly off set and the chess pieces in the foreground work well.

The only thing I would change is the use of colour, in my opinion mono works much better for these types of images. I've done you a mod converting to mono and sharpening up the face to bring out the wrinkles.

Emma.

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assendelft
3 Oct 2009 - 10:49 AM

Thanks very much for the advice, Emma. Very useful and constructive. You're absulutely right, black and white suits perfectly well in this picture. fred

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SueEley
SueEley  8271 forum posts Wales96 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2009 - 5:15 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

The black and white does remove the distraction of the books, but I would not go quite so contrasty. Maybe also use sepia or another tone to go with his age and venerable status!

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assendelft
3 Oct 2009 - 5:52 PM

Thanks SueEley, another useful idea, worth a try. Super ! fred

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