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Death of a Queen

By chase
Another from my 'Chess' series,lit from behind this time.

Where the idea came from for the 'underwater' look I don't know... but i like it......looks good printed on nice matt paper.

This is the one I shall be entering into my Camera Club's next competition,the theme is 'Abstract/Derivitive'...a subject very much open to interpretation I suspect & will really depend on how open minded the judge is on the night.

Lots of JP'ery in photoshop,but I'm that kinda girl Wink

Constructive crit very welcome.

Thanks for taking the time to look/comment.
Janet xx

Tags: Chess Underwater Glass Goldfish Game Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Flash and lighting Humour and fun

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LesF 9 182 9
9 Jan 2012 6:08PM
Pretty cool that Janet, think you could do well, but no bribing the judge.


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gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
9 Jan 2012 6:15PM
Wow -- what deep recesses of your mind conjured this up? If I were a judge, this would be my number one pick on sheer creativity alone. On top of that, you started with a great shot and did some wonderful manipulation. I like your attention to detail -- like the bubbles trailing up from the poor queen.
Nicely done.
-=\walter
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
9 Jan 2012 6:23PM
Thanks folks.

Les...I never bribe the judge..well ,not very often Wink

Walter,I really don't know where this came from,something just sceamed 'underwater' at me so off I went....maybe it's my age Wink

Janet xx
marktc Plus
5 86 14 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2012 6:37PM
Superb image Janet, reminds me of some sunken Greek city.... Top notch
Glynn 10 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2012 6:56PM
Oooooh Mrs like it. Very dreamy and a sert in the camera club competition, well i dont think it will sink anyway Wink
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
9 Jan 2012 7:00PM
Love the two fish, Janet, what a masterpiece you have produced here. Carol
CathyI 11 344 3 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2012 7:38PM
Beautifully done! The bubbles rising from the queen are a great touch!
Eviscera 10 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2012 7:44PM
Eloo Jan !

mmm , its a great concept but perhaps not quite finished yet.

That you are juxtaposing the fishies with a known scale elevates it straight into the surreal (love it) but the cam judges are prob a bit blind to that creativity.

And , on looking looks a colour pop though its deffo not.

Id have a play at re-positioning the fish , scaling larger (they are a bit small in the frame) and whacking some more bubbly stuff for depth.

Oh , and maybe cross balance the pp for a little warmth to match the wheels Wink

Slapped a mod ( I want to to slap a mod hahaha)


Erm xx
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2012 7:47PM
Great work Janet
Steve
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
9 Jan 2012 8:41PM
Thanks everyone.

That's a nice mod Dave,glad you dropped by.
I do like the extra fishies & the bubbles ( I bet you used a special 'make yer own bubbles' brush huh ? ) I like the colour pallette but...there had to be a but didn't there ?..I don't know if the colours actually say 'water',or am I being too realistic there ?
Nope,no colour pop to be seen !

Quote:the cam judges are prob a bit blind to that creativity.

I realise that but hey ho,it's gonna be different to all the rest ! Wink
I thought it may not be quite finished but come on,for me,it's going a long way Wink

I have tried to turn you green for your constructive crit ( now that I would like to see...hehehe ).
Thankyou.

Janet xx
Eviscera 10 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2012 8:50PM

Quote: it's gonna be different to all the rest !


Tis why I love your works Smile

Wheres Alleycatz ?
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
9 Jan 2012 9:23PM
Lovin the shade of green you have gone !


Quote:Wheres Alleycatz ?

Aahhhhh now there's a question...tis a secret so don't tell Wink
She is around,probably with a paintbrush in her hand, covered in Magnolia emulsion & wallpaper paste Grin
Eviscera 10 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2012 9:54PM
Embarrassed green , cos you is wel good !

Never knew Alley had a fetish Wink

xx
MandyD Plus
7 16,777.2k 1 England
9 Jan 2012 9:55PM
Beautiful ~ love the feeling of cool water which the blue tones give. Super JP'erySmile
Philo Plus
6 99 83 England
9 Jan 2012 9:59PM
A great concept very well executed. Nice mod from Dave too.
Phil
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
9 Jan 2012 10:15PM
Chalk and cheese compared to the previous image Jan. That I found well boring quite frankly whereas this is altogether more creative. Anyone could do t'other one, not many could envisage or realise this one. TBH this would work better for me without the fish and bubbles but then again they do no harm so I won't niggle about them.
exposure 12 3.7k England
9 Jan 2012 10:16PM
A Lovely Image Janet
Pauline.
9 Jan 2012 11:24PM
Marvelous work Janet. ............Sandy
posty57 8 6 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2012 3:35AM
Wonderful PS skills and a superb concept. Love it.

Barry
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
10 Jan 2012 5:11PM
Thanks everyone.


Quote:I found well boring

Cheeky Brummie !!!! Wink


Quote:Never knew Alley had a fetish

PMSL...hope she don't read this else we are in serious troulble Mr E !!

Janet xx
Nick_w 9 4.3k 99 England
10 Jan 2012 5:29PM
Quite like Janet, only comment I would make if you were to add / reposition the fish, I would look broom left, to give it a bit if ballance as more is happening on LHS of the frame.
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
10 Jan 2012 6:10PM
Thanks Nick....what's 'broom left ' ?
Soz if I am being a bit thick,it's been a long day Wink
Nick_w 9 4.3k 99 England
10 Jan 2012 9:13PM
Sorry Janet, auto text always gets me. Should read bottom left.

Re-reading it I made a right ?@"&@s 0f the original comment.

What I was trying to say, most of the action (if that's the right word) is happening on the RHS. There's a bit of negative space on the LHS another fish would balance the other two.
andmolliethedog 10 120 11 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 9:28AM
well big suprise....was looking to see what goldfish usage we had on epz....before going ahead with an idea,and took a shine to this...little details of the bubbles and overall look brilliant........then saw it was you !

Never ever had you down as someone bothered about camera clubs let along judging results was a big suprise......

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