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Chess legend Viktor Kortsjnoj on a match in Enschede (Holland)

By assendelft  
Chess legend (5 times World champion finalist) plays a competition match in Enschede (the Netherlands). He wins, of course. link

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EmmaG_M 8 136 4 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2009 9:32AM
I love the look of deep concentration on his face. This man looks like a real character and you've captured him well, the composition is quirky, I like that he's slightly off set and the chess pieces in the foreground work well.

The only thing I would change is the use of colour, in my opinion mono works much better for these types of images. I've done you a mod converting to mono and sharpening up the face to bring out the wrinkles.

Emma.

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3 Oct 2009 10:49AM
Thanks very much for the advice, Emma. Very useful and constructive. You're absulutely right, black and white suits perfectly well in this picture. fred
SueEley 10 279 96 Wales
3 Oct 2009 5:15PM
The black and white does remove the distraction of the books, but I would not go quite so contrasty. Maybe also use sepia or another tone to go with his age and venerable status!
3 Oct 2009 5:52PM
Thanks SueEley, another useful idea, worth a try. Super ! fred

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