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White to Move
White to Move

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Games (Classic Editing)
Camera: Kodak DX3900
Location: makeshift studio in my closet
Date: May 19, 2002
Aperture: 3.0
Shutter: 1/60s
Galleries: Black and White, Studio
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2002

This was done by setting the chessboard on a table that was covered with black fabric which also covered the background. I set the board on a thick book, so that the light that was hitting it would only be visible on the chessboard.

Place: 14 out of 94
Avg (all users): 6.2379
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0625
Avg (non-participants): 6.3492
Views since voting: 1335
Votes: 206
Comments: 30
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/26/2002 03:05:00 AM
The lighting is great
05/25/2002 02:55:00 PM
interesting composition, looks like it is floating in space
05/25/2002 10:37:00 AM
Makes me feel the board is floating which is a good thing (as Martha Stewart would say:-) I like the reflections of the black pieces in the back to help outline them against the black background

Maybe a biot more depth of feild to get all the pieces in focus better. Because you decided to have a less dramatic macro (for the floating effect I assume) that made me feel you needed to get more of the back elements in focus but that is hard to do I know. It's not all that improtant..just an idea that poked at me.

Still a good shot.
05/25/2002 03:14:00 AM
Very well lit, and I love the board floating in space like that. Maybe a reflector at R to bounce a little light back onto the white pieces? Composition is a bit static.
05/24/2002 10:20:00 PM
A well taken shot. But not very appealing. Too stark.
05/24/2002 09:21:00 PM
With the black background, I would have liked to have seen more depth of field.
05/24/2002 09:44:00 AM
I would like to see the color version. Nicely framed. Looks like the focus is on the king and queen.
05/23/2002 09:12:00 PM
nice touch just alittle to much reflection with the light
05/23/2002 08:13:00 PM
I like the way this looks to be floating in space. Nice contrast and the reflection of the pieces on the board are nice too.
05/23/2002 04:34:00 PM
This lighting is better than the other one submitted with the same game pieces.
05/23/2002 03:14:00 PM
Great contrast! Top 3.
05/23/2002 11:18:00 AM
White appears very nice, black not so good. Photo (white side 10/black side 2) 6 Creativity 7 Games 7 total 7
05/23/2002 05:31:00 AM
Nice lighting and angle. I like the illusion of a floating chessboard
05/23/2002 05:07:00 AM
Fantastic lighting! -NBT
05/22/2002 10:13:00 PM
good reflections on the board, and use of black and white, very well done!
05/22/2002 02:09:00 PM
I like the use of light in this shot. Just my preference but I think this would of looked better in color.
05/22/2002 09:34:00 AM
Nicely shot, though there's a lot of dead space at the top and not at the bottom, a better vertical centering job could've been done.
05/21/2002 03:58:00 PM
Very nice
05/21/2002 12:03:00 PM
very nice and dreamy...
05/20/2002 09:26:00 PM
05/20/2002 06:15:00 PM
The lights and shadows on this shot are very good. I wish it was rotated just a little bit so that the corner was not front and center. Overall a very good shot.
05/20/2002 04:51:00 PM
Pawn to D4
05/20/2002 04:41:00 PM
I like the lighting and the simplicity of this shot... I think the depth of field could stand to be a touch deeper, but this photo is scoring a 10, none-the-less. Well done!
05/20/2002 04:19:00 PM
Floating around in the sky!
05/20/2002 02:54:00 PM
Pretty shot. Nicely done.
05/20/2002 02:15:00 PM
Good lowlight technique. Personal Taste: appreciate the translucent quality of the pieces.
05/20/2002 11:28:00 AM
A pretty chess set and excellent lighting.
05/20/2002 09:42:00 AM
Nice undulating shapes of your chess pieces. The lighting is really tight.
05/20/2002 07:38:00 AM
hm. didnt see this coming.
05/20/2002 01:19:00 AM

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