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Game Over !

By chase
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

Tags: Chess Glass Game Black and white Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Flash and lighting

Voters: gajewski, marktc, Bjarni and 36 more

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gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
8 Jan 2012 7:56PM
I'd say you got a firm grip on B&W now. I love the light play in this shot. Nicely done.

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marktc Plus
7 96 15 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2012 8:01PM
Janet, I wonderful image, the lighting is perfect! a real treat.
Bjarni 14 43 Scotland
8 Jan 2012 8:02PM
Lovely image, nice light, nice reflections.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
8 Jan 2012 8:22PM
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
Glynn 11 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2012 8:25PM
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
LesF 11 182 9
8 Jan 2012 8:29PM
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.

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2012 9:21PM
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


chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
8 Jan 2012 9:26PM
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
LesF 11 182 9
8 Jan 2012 9:46PM
Lost your voice for week, you mean one whole week, seven days even, 24 hours a day, that must have been heaven
susanbarton 9 11 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2012 10:30PM
this is stunning and beautiful certainly inspired in B & W

CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
9 Jan 2012 6:17AM
A fine presentation, Janet, excellent still life. Hope you are feeling better now. Carol
chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
9 Jan 2012 5:33PM
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
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
9 Jan 2012 5:37PM
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.

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