Back Modifications (2)
Views: 36 (22 Unique)  Award Shortlist   

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

Tags: Photo journalism Portraits and people Sports and action

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

The Photography Show, a destination for all photographers
This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.


EmmaG_M Plus
9 136 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.


Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

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 Plus
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!
Thanks SueEley, another useful idea, worth a try. Super ! fred

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.