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OK Mate ??

By Alan_Coles
Got my chess board out earlier and was playing through some games of Frank J Marshall, American Grandmaster of the early 20th Century. He was one of the 5 original Grandmasters of Chess and many years ago I did some research into him as I found out he came to a small Welsh valley town back in 1912 to give a simultaneous exhibition. Sadly I didn't find any games from that display but found some interesting facts which went into a Welsh Chess history book a few years ago. Anyway, sat in the living room with just a lamp as lighting I decided to take some shots of the board & pieces to see how they would come out - I quite like this....what do you think? I have experimented with diffferent focal points and apertures and might make them a mini series.

Tags: Close-up and macro Landscape and travel Flash and lighting Night and low light

Voters: morpheus1955, JPatrickM, NeilWigan and 21 more

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JPatrickM 15 2 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2010 12:47AM
It makes a good picture, in my view . Be interesting to see the series. Lovely colour and texture on the pieces. It took me a while to work out the state of play, but I got there in the end. ( I'm a hopeless player)
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
27 Oct 2010 12:50AM
definately checkmate ,lovely light to create classic style look.
Alan_Coles 16 178 11 Wales
27 Oct 2010 1:00AM

Quote:Definately checkmate ,lovely light to create classic style look.

Um. thanks chaps....

Btw Neil, Kh1 gets him out of the hole Wink... ...the Queen and the Black Bishop were swapped around (for the purpose of the image) because I felt the tall queen gave an unbalanced look...oops.
27 Oct 2010 1:05AM
Really like this, excellent capture

andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2010 1:06AM
brilliant detail and light love the pov a cracking capture nice one Wink
oll1e 15 57 2 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2010 1:29AM
ohh yesssssssss as churchy says ,really like this Al ,detail,light and shadows are super ......well doneSmile
Briwooly 16 454 6 England
27 Oct 2010 7:09AM
A real nice feel to this and a interesting subject

Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2010 9:46AM
not a game I have ever learned to play, but I do find chess sets very interesting and so very decorative. I really like the tones and dof in this one

27 Oct 2010 9:48AM
A good subject for a rainy day, nicely photographed.

mitchy81 13 1 18 England
27 Oct 2010 10:32AM
I saw this earlier Al and think its a great image, I cant be too sure whether it needs the edge of the board along the front or not, thats just me being picky .
I think a mini series would be great!
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
27 Oct 2010 2:39PM
Great imaginative shot Alan with a lovely write up. Very clever lighting. I look forward to the series.
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
27 Oct 2010 3:23PM
Could never get to grips with the game of chess but I do like the image you have taken - there's something quite majestic about it - those pieces all set up for battle royal! Or is this the end?
User_Removed 15 11 11 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2010 6:18PM
Cracking shot Al!

Chris C
Platchet 15 5 8 Wales
27 Oct 2010 6:54PM
Nice lighting on this Al and there appears to be no distortion considering the closeness?. like it.
Roly 14 Wales
27 Oct 2010 8:57PM
Its good Al.
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2010 9:11PM
I think this has turned our exceptionally well and love the use of light here
Morgs 13 20 62 Wales
28 Oct 2010 8:04AM
now this is different and refreshingly so. The warmth of the image is lovely and I think you've got a winner here. (Photo not black's position! ) looking forward to the mini series!

Carrie_1 12 2 6 Wales
28 Oct 2010 1:33PM
Nice shot.
Brian65 13 2 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 5:31PM
Great shot.
Jekaro 13 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 9:11PM
This is just a superb image, love the point of view and the wonderful light.

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