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12/22/2020 03:23:00 PM · #1
Title: The Queen’s Gambit
Description: Honor this fine Netflix series with a photo that must include one or more chess piece(s).
Editing: Extended
12/22/2020 07:20:11 PM · #2
Originally posted by Dr.Confuser:

Title: The Queen’s Gambit
Description: Honor this fine Netflix series with a photo that must include one or more chess piece(s).
Editing: Extended


was the most awesome series .. i binged . !! .. ;)
12/22/2020 07:29:08 PM · #3
We watched it a couple of weeks ago, absolutely brilliant!
12/22/2020 07:46:13 PM · #4
wahhhhh? I've never heard of it!
12/22/2020 11:45:58 PM · #5
The show is the best ever, story, acting, photography, MUSIC... but I'm not sure we all have chess pieces at our disposal.
12/22/2020 11:54:39 PM · #6
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

The show is the best ever, story, acting, photography, MUSIC... but I'm not sure we all have chess pieces at our disposal.

Every library has chess games to loan. Probably every community center.
12/22/2020 11:55:49 PM · #7
Originally posted by Lydia:

wahhhhh? I've never heard of it!

It's streaming on Netflix. A limited series. Unreal how good it is. Must-see!

The Queen's Gambit Trailer

Message edited by author 2020-12-22 23:59:45.
12/23/2020 12:41:27 AM · #8
I've not watched the show either (we don't have internet really capable of streaming).

I get using a chess piece as an entry or focal point (could even call this challenge "Chess", or "Chess Piece").

Do NOT see any reason to run this as Extended. ???
12/23/2020 07:37:04 AM · #9
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by PennyStreet:

The show is the best ever, story, acting, photography, MUSIC... but I'm not sure we all have chess pieces at our disposal.

Every library has chess games to loan. Probably every community center.

Yes, but many of these are closed right now.

It seems to me it should be possible to find an interpretation which doesn't require the use of "actual" chess pieces. Remember they represent other entities, and you can always make your own (Lego, clay, etc.).
12/26/2020 01:10:06 AM · #10
I would love to have extended editing to try to recreate the scenes where she is playing shadow chess on the ceiling... :)
12/26/2020 08:47:17 AM · #11
Originally posted by Citadel:

I would love to have extended editing to try to recreate the scenes where she is playing shadow chess on the ceiling... :)

That would get a very low score from me personally as I've not seen the show and would expect basically chess pieces only for fitting the challenge. Nothing personal.
12/26/2020 09:18:51 AM · #12
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by Citadel:

I would love to have extended editing to try to recreate the scenes where she is playing shadow chess on the ceiling... :)

That would get a very low score from me personally as I've not seen the show and would expect basically chess pieces only for fitting the challenge. Nothing personal.

The imagery in the Netflix series was excellent. Given the theme of the proposed challenge is "Queen's Gambit" rather than simply "Chess Pieces," I think it is appropriate to be open to images that go beyond basic chess pieces to incorporate something related to the look and feel of the series (even if you may not be a fan of Extended editing).
12/26/2020 09:31:34 AM · #13
How would anyone know this when an obscure challenge theme, with a limited audience familiarity, is selected? The only reference I would have as a voter is chess pieces.
12/26/2020 10:27:46 AM · #14
you don't need to be familiar with the show because the cinematography was basically "DPC ribbon winner"
12/26/2020 12:54:31 PM · #15
With any other challenge if you're not familiar with the subject definition you can just look it up, via Google, etc. Here, it's being suggested that you need to have watched the show to be familiar with it. That is REALLY limiting the audience of submitters / voters IMO. So ... again, I'll vote chess pieces, anything else, DNMC (IMO).
12/26/2020 04:08:33 PM · #16
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by PennyStreet:

The show is the best ever, story, acting, photography, MUSIC... but I'm not sure we all have chess pieces at our disposal.


Every library has chess games to loan. Probably every community center.


I'm not local to the place where I am currently so am not a library or community member. We are also living in a bubble here because of the pandemic.
I have no access to things like chess pieces and Legos and am not going to purchase them, but I'm happy to sit on the sidelines and watch you play.

Message edited by author 2020-12-26 16:09:28.
12/26/2020 07:58:50 PM · #17
You know, it's just a title ... your photo doesn't need to be about the show or even chess -- there are other queens and other gambits. If I was in the UK I'd try to depict Elizabeth's strategy for denying Charles the throne ... and those who live in certain sections of New York or San Francisco may find other inspiration ... ;-)
12/26/2020 08:05:55 PM · #18
Originally posted by GeneralE:

You know, it's just a title ... your photo doesn't need to be about the show or even chess -- there are other queens and other gambits. If I was in the UK I'd try to depict Elizabeth's strategy for denying Charles the throne ... and those who live in certain sections of New York or San Francisco may find other inspiration ... ;-)


True. Maybe archival would give me more options.
12/26/2020 08:18:14 PM · #19
Queen's Gambit
12/26/2020 08:19:54 PM · #20
Challenge Description: "Description: Honor this fine Netflix series with a photo that must include one or more chess piece(s)."

12/26/2020 10:15:04 PM · #21
Bah, humbug ... :-(

what happened to the idea of not including descriptions?

And if it ends up just in the description and not a "special rule" you are free to not follow it.

Message edited by author 2020-12-26 22:18:01.
12/26/2020 10:35:34 PM · #22
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Bah, humbug ... :-(

what happened to the idea of not including descriptions?

And if it ends up just in the description and not a "special rule" you are free to not follow it.


Well, if there wasn't a description I would have just followed the first link I posted (as would others that weren't clear what the challenge subject is - I think).

Originally posted by glad2badad:

Queen's Gambit
12/26/2020 11:55:50 PM · #23
The Queen's Gambit is beautiful. You are giving up a pawn but it has yet to be refuted by man or machine and is still played at the top levels all the time. By all means, let it inspire your photographs!
12/27/2020 12:55:04 AM · #24
Originally posted by posthumous:

The Queen's Gambit is beautiful. You are giving up a pawn but it has yet to be refuted by man or machine and is still played at the top levels all the time. By all means, let it inspire your photographs!

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12/31/2020 05:43:33 PM · #25
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by posthumous:

The Queen's Gambit is beautiful. You are giving up a pawn but it has yet to be refuted by man or machine and is still played at the top levels all the time. By all means, let it inspire your photographs!

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What an awesome movie. We loved it. Will watch again.
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