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The Parley

By chase
Parley (from French: parler "to speak") is a discussion or conference, especially one between enemies over terms of a truce or other matters.
Don't think there is going to be any kind of truce here Sad

Another from my 'being different' attempts using the glass chess set.

Lit by two small torches, one from from each side and above.
Mirror under the chess board to get the reflections.
Taken in my light tent with a lump of black velvet at the back.
Raw file converted in Lightroom, levels adjusted and a tidy up crop in Photoshop.

Not quite B&W as I wanted to distinguish the two parties (so tagged as a still life) and no added textures....... hard not to just drop one on Blush
I didn't want it quite symmetrical ...that goes against my grain too.

Thanks for dropping by.
Great to have your support on my attempts.
Constructive Critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Mirror Still life Chess Glass Reflections Torchlight Kings parley

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Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
29 Feb 2020 10:59AM
Well done Janet!
I like this one too.

saltireblue Plus
12 13.3k 83 Norway
29 Feb 2020 11:22AM
Reminds me of how battles were fought many hundreds of years ago. The generals and their staff from each side would get together and agree on when the battle would commence, and the ground-rules for the whole thing.

Two very small points...I would be tempted to separate the opposing queens at the back a tad more so that the distance between the warring factions is more clear. And, as the two sets are very similar in colour, perhaps add a wee drop of saturation or vibrance to the set on our left so that the difference is slightly more obvious?
One more I thought of. The spotlights should perhaps be more on the kings, as they are the main men in the ensemble...

Otherwise, you are to be praised for not adding too many effects.Smile This works very well as it is presented here and does not, imo, need further additions.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
29 Feb 2020 2:15PM
Another fine presentation, Janet. Like the very subtle colouring, and especially those lovely shadows 👍
Trev 😀
banehawi Plus
18 2.8k 4333 Canada
29 Feb 2020 2:22PM
I like this.

Uploaded a mod, took a piece off the bottom, added space to the top. Cropped a bit off the right side to centre image. decreased exposure at bottom slightly, and lifted a few areas of highlights.

chase Plus
17 2.5k 667 England
29 Feb 2020 2:36PM
Thanks all.

Aww Willie, you cropped off my reflections Wink Still, that's a nice mod, the differences are subtle but effective, thank you.

Janet xx
29 Feb 2020 3:07PM
Really like the light. Looks a bit like searchlights which suits the story, sort of!
Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2020 5:11PM
Willie's mod does make a difference but well done for good tonal range in your own.
clicknimagine Plus
12 1.1k 105 India
29 Feb 2020 5:38PM
Love the lighting by the torch, without texture and colour poping It looks better to me...
chase Plus
17 2.5k 667 England
29 Feb 2020 5:46PM
Thanks all.
I have far too many comfort zones Somnath, I am trying to get rid of a few Wink
Janet xx
chase Plus
17 2.5k 667 England
29 Feb 2020 7:09PM
Wow, great to have your UA Somnath, many thanks.
Jaet xx

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