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Pete 20 18.8k 97 England
8 Nov 2003 6:05PM
Very good...back to the drawing board for me!
Jeff Russell 18 420
8 Nov 2003 6:08PM
All I can say is....Excellent
rita richter 17 29
8 Nov 2003 6:09PM
Congratulations Rob.....rita
SuziBlue 18 16.2k 10 Scotland
8 Nov 2003 6:11PM
Wow Rob this is fab! Well done! The reflection works well ...
Terry L 17 609 5 England
8 Nov 2003 7:29PM
Excellent colour, great reflection. Well done.

Terry.
wendy9 17 475 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2003 8:10PM
Excellent, superb, what more can I say, apart from congats!
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2003 8:22PM
Thanks everyone for your generous comments Smile thanks peter for the award... but most of all thanks to Matthew Rennie for giving us this idea in the first place Smile
patri 17 3 Italy
8 Nov 2003 9:09PM
This is really a great shot! Superb! Patrizia
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2003 9:32PM
Patrizia, thanks for your comment Smile
flossie 17 1.6k
8 Nov 2003 10:21PM
You got your award at last - very well deserved it's a fantastic image (and I see the kiwi got a belated one so congrat's for that too!)
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2003 10:32PM
Thanks Anne, i thought you knew about about my kiwi Smile... hope you had a good holiday Smile
flossie 17 1.6k
8 Nov 2003 11:23PM
It was lovely thanks, straight back to work so feels like I was never away :o(
User_Removed 19 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2003 9:21AM
Excellent image. Not sure that it should have got an EC though as it's a 'copy' of work done elsewhere on this site very recently
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2003 2:50PM
Barrie, thanks for your comment Smile

I didnt ask for or try to get an EC i just wanted to have a try at the shot myself my way using my own technique just like Pete has tried doing the same shot, but most pictures have been done before how many picturs of the moon are in the gallery today, how many bee on thistle/flower , or butterfly pics sunflower pics i could do a long list of pics that have been done before... people just trying their own way of doing it the same shot.

I just wish i hadnt bothered now if i knew it was going to upset people :-(
User_Removed 19 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2003 5:03PM
It hasn't upset anyone. I love the image and have said so here and in the thread I started. My issue is really with the concept of 'EC'.

I wish I could emulate you and produce such a striking image.

Perhaps you could write an article for ePHOTOzine about how you did it?
Rob,

Great image!
The board makes it for me. Is that with a LED below the piece?
ali graham 17 102 Scotland
9 Nov 2003 7:50PM
Wow, love the blue lighting, similar to Matthew, but still totally different, also congrats on the award. a.
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2003 8:17AM
Matthew, thanks for your kind comments Smile

The light source was a 12v halogen lamp placed directly underneath the chess board and the piece.
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Alistair, thanks for your comments too Smile
macroman 18 15.3k England
10 Nov 2003 10:33PM
Rob,

Ignore all the 'old miseries'.
It's a cracking pic.
You saw an idea and "Did it my way" Tra La Tra la!

Almost every image owes something to some one elses work, (we all stand on the tripods of giants to paraphrase Issaac Newton)

It's just unfortunate that your pic followed on so close to Matthew's, as otherwise it may not have been commented on so unfavourably.
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2003 6:57AM
Thanks Ivan,

well Pete seemed to be having difficulty doing his version Smile so i just couldn't resist showing him how it's done Smile lol
11 Nov 2003 6:40PM
Rob I must admit this is a cracking image. To my mind it shows a process of thought in how to improve on an existing concept. And this has been achieved. As already said It is not a copy but a variation on a theme. The fact that you have pulled it off should be an inspiration and not an 'oh it's been done before' comment. Most things in art have been done before you only have to look at the Pop Charts to see that, with it's samples of this record or that record making the charts.

My order of rankings for what they are worth would be Yours, Matts then Petes. (Soz Pete you just did not catch it like the other two).

So if you see something else you want to have a go at improving then do it. If this image is anything to go by then it should be worth a go.

Baz
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2003 7:27AM
Baz thats very good of you to take the time and make those positive comments about this picture Smile well it has certainly made me feel better about it... cheers Baz Smile
User_Removed 19 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2003 9:16AM
Message for Macroman.

Not so much of the old miseries if you don't mind. I have an opinion that I am entitled to express as often and as freely as I see fit. Other people comment on my work and Rob has asked for comments on his and I gave it. I was one of the first to say what an excellent piece of work this was. My criticism was on the way the EC's are awarded not on the work itself which is remarkable (do I have to comment on it again to make sure people actually read what I say instead of just what they think I say or what they would like to believe I have said).
macroman 18 15.3k England
13 Nov 2003 10:46PM
Quote:-
"Excellent image. Not sure that it should have got an EC though as it's a 'copy' of work done elsewhere on this site very recently"

I read your comment and thought it was bit unfair, at the very least it's a bit of a backhanded compliment.

My point was that nearly all work is derivative to some extent.

OK. so you're not an old misery and are entitled to your view, but equally I am entitled to disagree with you. ;o)

Seconds out! BOING, Next round.
jonjeds 17 509
14 Nov 2003 12:48AM
atlas30, I can tell you I would be very pleased to have produced such a beautiful and striking shot. Rise above.
leead 18 71
14 Nov 2003 2:53AM
Of all the chess piece shots, this is my favourite - an excellent image!
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2003 6:59AM
Thanks for the comments John, i see my pic is the only one one you have ever commented on Smile thanks for that.

Anthony thanks for your comment too Smile

Rob
billma 17 119 United States
22 Nov 2003 2:48AM
"Plagerism is basic to all culture", Woody Guthrie. Who give a damn where you got you inspiration. You have produced a stunning piece. Congratulations.
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2003 3:51AM
Bill, thankyou very much for your intersting comments on my Photo Smile and welcome to ePHOTOzine
marlin 17 90
22 Nov 2003 5:52PM
Fantastic image Rob, well done!
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2003 1:13AM
Thanks for your comment Mark Smile
cal9 17 99
26 Nov 2003 4:27PM
Pretty sure that every photo that can be taken has been taken, so well done you on a new angle on a classic theme. Wish I had the vision and imagination to produce such a shot, maybe with time eh?
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2003 5:27AM
Alan, thanks for your kind comments Smile
tezza 17 569 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2003 9:22PM
Hi Rob,

Came to your page via Laurab's mushroom!

Glad to see so many 602z camera users on this great site - excellent camera, eh what?

Only just came to this site recently but I am now trying to make up for lost time.

Some great macro grapic pictures on your site. Well worth publication in my opion - have you ever thought about or sent any to some of the (especially digital) photography magazines?

Keep it up.

Terry
Smile
tezza 17 569 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2003 9:24PM
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2003 10:42PM
Hi Terry,

Thanks for your interesting comments, I agree the 602z is an excellent camera Smile

I have never sent any pictures to magazines before...I woundnt know where to start really, maybe when I feel confident that i am good enough. Smile thanks again Terry.
tezza 17 569 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2003 11:15PM
Hi again Rob,

I hope you are not fishing for more compliments Wink

I know what you mean though about feeling confident. I'm getting ready to go into the big bad world of being a pro next year and only just feel confident enough now that I have a selection of images worthwhile to submit and (hopefully) grace a magazines pages.

Presuming you are a UK resident looking at your pics...?

Whether you are or not, all the main mags and others are always looking for pics and submissions, with each issue giving details for submissions and paying about 50 upwards. One tip I've been told, is maybe to try submitting to some of the mags that don't have such a big circulation. This is because less people send to them than the bigger boys, so you are in with a better chance of getting into print first time.

Good luck!
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2003 11:39PM
Thanks for the info Terry Smile
Paddy 18 254 8 England
19 Dec 2003 6:09PM
Oh what have I missed lol)) .. this is excellent .. you have done a fine job all credit to you .. love it .. Smile P
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2003 1:48AM
Thanks Paddy Smile it's me birthday today :o)
lovelylindax 17 16
24 Dec 2003 1:30AM
Wow is all I am going to say, lol
Linda x
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2003 10:58AM
:o) Linda, thankyou for your comment :o)

Rob x
scotdiver 18 261 1 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2003 7:23AM
Playing catchup on all the images on here. Like this shot very much - came via the strawberies one Smile Bit of inspiration for the winter nights. Thanks
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2003 1:13PM
Robert, thankyou for comment :o)
Mavis 19 143 2 England
18 Jan 2004 7:21AM
My my !! I came via Lucie so I could see what camera she used Smile) And I see all THIS LOL . A great camera I still use my S602 pro which is basically the same cept for a few bits and pieces. Only recently got my Sony F717 because my daughter Patricia (Paddy ... night nurse) came to stay and I was hooked.This is a great image . One I may well copy Smile) It is very beautifully executed and I haven't seen the other one in question .
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2004 1:57AM
Thankyou for your comments Mavis, yeah I love my S602 but I will probably get a new camera sometime this year...thats just me, if a newer model+more mega pixels comes out then I have got to have it :o)
26 Feb 2004 8:28PM
What a beautiful macro picture.....exellent shot....and welcome in the award club.

Smile)

Carsten

*click*
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2004 5:23PM
Thankyou Susanne & Carsten, it seems like a long time since I got one :o)
urban-hero 17 23 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2004 1:18AM
Amazing pic, well done!

Andy.
17 Mar 2004 8:14AM
Very nice!!!
Fantastic shot, Well done.
Leanne
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2004 5:07AM
Thankyou Andy and Leanne for your kind comments.
BrianM 18 136 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2004 3:20PM
Superb !!!!

Congratulations on the EC - well deserved.
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2004 4:10AM
Thankyou Brian...very kind :o)
FrankThomas 18 2.8k United Kingdom
10 Apr 2004 12:03AM
Just spotted this while browsing the ECs - I am going to have to get me a glass chess set!
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2004 3:25PM
Cheers Frank!
7 Jul 2004 10:07PM
Click
Derek
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2004 5:44AM
Thanks Derek dude :o)
rogues 17 4 India
27 Aug 2004 5:08AM
everybody's said it.. yet i must say, its just TOO good !!!! superb shot !! Raghav
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2004 6:47AM
Thanks a lot Raghav :o)
9 Sep 2004 10:00AM
You Definitely scored a "CheckMate" with this picture.....Click Click!! Congrats!
Suzan
Smile
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2004 4:03AM
Thankyou Suzan :o) I love your username LOL!! I smile every time I see it ☺
12 Sep 2004 8:50PM
HEY-THANX ROB (ATLAS30)-THAT MADE MY DAY-THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
Smile
SUZAN
20 Oct 2004 7:53AM
Your work is amazing Rob!!!
Alex
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2004 8:45AM
Thankyou so much Alex :o)
janine_w 16 30
11 Dec 2004 8:04PM
Fantasticly lit and composed...nice image indeed.
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2004 7:02PM
Thankyou for your comment Janine :o)
User_Removed 16 117
16 Dec 2004 4:28PM
Outstanding
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2004 8:20PM
Thankyou Geoff :o)
jodice 16
1 Jan 2005 7:10PM
Thanks for the first look at my photo Smile Also, tanks for the welcome, I checked out a bit of your work and it's awesome! I have a website if you are interested....www.jodicephotography.com
Happy New Year to you too!
jodice 16
1 Jan 2005 7:10PM
Thanks for the first look at my photo Smile Also, thanks for the welcome, I checked out a bit of your work and it's awesome! I have a website if you are interested....www.jodicephotography.com
Happy New Year to you too!
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2005 8:50PM
Thanks Jill! I have just visited your site and I'm rather impressed and will visit again for a closer look later :o)
ptilley 19 11 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 5:26AM
WOW! Fantastic shot. Paul.
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 2:51PM
You are very generous Paul, thankyou :o) thanks for the clicks too!
starliz 16 1.6k 3 England
19 Jun 2005 3:02PM
this is really stunning a great piece of works,definitely one to proud of.
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2005 3:20PM
Thankyou :o)
C_Daniels 16 399 10 England
6 Aug 2005 8:47PM
Cool idea!
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2005 5:28PM
Thankyou Caleb :o)
claret 16 49 England
22 Sep 2005 9:56AM
Wow!
Iain
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2005 8:56PM
Thankyou Iain :o)
liparig 16 233 United States
3 Oct 2005 9:02PM
wow excellent shot
joe
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2005 9:09PM
Cheers Joe :o)

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