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Queen captures pawn, Checkmate!
Queen captures pawn, Checkmate!

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Challenge: Leading Lines II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Bedroom
Date: Jun 26, 2005
Aperture: 20
ISO: 400
Shutter: 25 secs
Galleries: Sports, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jun 26, 2005

After about 30 trys this was my favorite.

Place: 153 out of 275
Avg (all users): 5.3077
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
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Votes: 234
Comments: 6
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2005 05:31:59 PM
A very pushy Queen. lol. Nice colors.
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07/02/2005 11:25:07 PM
creative shot
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07/01/2005 05:54:59 PM
Great idea, but I feel that the two pieces nearest the camera, being out of focus, spoil the image somewhat.
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06/29/2005 03:54:18 PM
Good attempt, maybe a little more work on color and focus.
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06/28/2005 08:10:10 PM
Leading lines or curves generally have two purposes. One is to lead the viewer into the scene. The other is to lead you toward the main subject. It is most effective if they come in from the lower left because that is the natural direction humans visually scan a picture from so are easiest to pick up.

Nice way you have used leading lines to direct attention to the queen checkmating the King. Would have been cool to put a pawn or something there to show the queen actually moved down that alley to checkmate the King. This way the queen could not have come down that diagonal.
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06/28/2005 01:33:40 AM
This is a great concept. I really like your idea here. The board, and alley formed by the pieces do make great leading lines. Lighting is not bad, but maybe just a tad brighter would strengthen the presentation a little, maybe even just a slight boost in editing. Also I'm thinking, the image doesn't really seem too busy, but maybe with just a few less pieces, it might make a little bit cleaner, more concise, bolder composition.
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