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Challenge: Transparency (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 2200
Location: Home/ Staffordshire/UK
Date: Jun 29, 2002
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2002

You would not believe how long this shot took to create. My only problem with it is the sharpness, I tried everthing to sort the problem but fear that it may be down to a low end camera. Time for a new one , I guess.

Place: 36 out of 148
Avg (all users): 5.6527
Avg (commenters): 6.8095
Avg (participants): 5.5586
Avg (non-participants): 5.7344
Views since voting: 1053
Votes: 239
Comments: 23
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07/08/2002 04:48:00 PM
Apologies for not commenting earlier...
Great photo! I thought this was very creative. I see what you mean about the sharpness. Wow, just think what you would be accomplishing with that new camera - Go ahead, get that new camera - treat yourself!!
Excellent Work!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2002 10:10:00 AM
Nicely done. I know it's hard to shoot by candlelight and you did it well.
07/06/2002 12:48:00 AM
this is a well done set up. I love the lighting and the colors in this image... I'm a chess fan too :) = 9 - jmsetzler
07/03/2002 11:59:00 PM
Quite creative. 6 sjgleah
07/03/2002 08:41:00 PM
nice shot..I have a chess set identical to this one but some of the pieces got broken so I didn't use it for this challenge
07/03/2002 05:44:00 PM
Would have been better with a diffused light as opposed to candles, I think.
07/02/2002 10:25:00 PM
chess by candlelight... how cool.
07/02/2002 09:11:00 PM
Nice chess set. I really like the lighting of the pieces and the composition.
07/02/2002 05:39:00 PM
Ooooh pretty. How many shots did it take you to get the lighting right?
07/02/2002 10:04:00 AM
That's quite a chess setup you have. Good composition and a nice shot. I think it would look better without all the grain and without the right corner cut off.
07/02/2002 08:38:00 AM
That's very pretty, but I think it would be nicer if the candles weren't in shot. They're not really as ornamental as the chess set.
07/01/2002 07:20:00 PM
Haven't I seen this chess set before? Is there light coming from underneath the board? Or, How did you get the effect arround the chess pieces? Great shot, only wish - the candles were less bright, but my guess, that's impossible. NICE!!! Photo 10 Transparency 9 total 10 swash (Thank you for submitting such a wonderful piece.)
07/01/2002 06:59:00 PM
Very nice shot, well done. Kee
07/01/2002 06:28:00 PM
Since I don't know too much about chess I don't understand the title, but I do like the golden lighting. Good.
07/01/2002 04:22:00 PM
Love the 'light shadows' under the pieces. It seems like there's a hole in the background...something missing. Great shot though. 7
07/01/2002 01:55:00 PM
creative 7 interesting 6 focus 6 framing 4 = 6
07/01/2002 01:44:00 PM
great lighting
07/01/2002 12:50:00 PM
nice... : )
07/01/2002 09:29:00 AM
Too bad you couldn't have cropped the candles out of the picture. I think that would have "made" the picture for you.
07/01/2002 08:31:00 AM
Not so sure the lighting works here. Maybe having the candles hidden and just showing the chessboard (with the same light) could've worked better.
07/01/2002 02:44:00 AM
Nice shot! 9
07/01/2002 01:49:00 AM
Very nice picture. The lighting is gorgeous. The flames would have been nice with a star filter, but very nice without it anyway. 9 rkymtndream
07/01/2002 01:29:00 AM
Amazing how those look like they are lit from the bottom! Wow. Wish I had thought of using candles. Duh.

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