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Chess Table, White to Move
Chess Table, White to Move

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Furniture (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Settings
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Kittatinny, NJ
Date: Mar 4, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: auto
Shutter: 250
Galleries: Sports, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2007

you name it. high pass sharpen, levels, curves, funky blending modes, the works.

This is my great outdoors tribute to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' whiterook!!

Place: 127 out of 163
Avg (all users): 4.9071
Avg (commenters): 4.8182
Avg (participants): 4.9342
Avg (non-participants): 4.8879
Views since voting: 706
Votes: 183
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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03/15/2007 08:14:51 PM
Man, you could have thrown in a bit of noise and a white edge... too.
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03/15/2007 08:11:39 PM
I like this, can't figure out how you kept the chess pieces from sliding off the table though! ;)
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03/12/2007 08:57:29 PM
*Critique Club*

"Chess Table, White to Move" is a very cool entry into the Furniture challenge. I have no idea how to play chess so I am not sure where white would be headed. I think you have an awesome concept here. I think it was probably more out of the box then most voters like, which probably results in the not so hot score. But I say make the photo that makes you happy, and I would be proud of this one.

Technically the shot looks good, our lighting is well balanced and our focus is nice and crisp. I think the angle has to grab the viewers eye because it is just not normal. I think it was cool that our perspective is altered since the subject is kind of off the wall to start with. The composition looks good, I would be curious to see the shot with the sky cropped out in comparison to left in. The image might look to confusing if you cropped out the sky.

Overall great job thinking outside the box and defiantly keep it up, this is one of the more creative ones in the challenge.
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03/12/2007 08:44:37 PM
I'm still waiting for someone to tell me what white's move should be... hahaha
03/12/2007 09:26:38 AM
Don, I'm shocked. I thought this was a very nice shot. I know what your problem was. You committed a mortal sin and tried to make people think without giving them their instant gratification. The idea is great and the tilt really adds to it. This should have scored far higher than it did.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/11/2007 04:52:19 PM
Not a bad idea but kind of a hard perspective to view. Definitely different. Good luck.
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03/10/2007 11:39:41 PM
Its way to clear to be a whiterook image.
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03/07/2007 10:01:40 PM
The tilt is distracting for me.
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03/06/2007 11:53:34 PM
Unusual angle but it works...
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03/05/2007 09:03:31 PM
slantahollic -getting too dwunk
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03/05/2007 07:56:27 PM
Is this what happens when someone has too much wine....play chess on the ground in the snow??? *smile*
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03/05/2007 07:45:30 PM
I really like the horizon tilt. Great perspective and composition.
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03/05/2007 04:07:57 PM
I'ts an intresting shot but I dont think for this challenge
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03/05/2007 03:15:09 PM
Great capture - I can see where you were going with the aqngle but it maybe just a bit much...
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03/05/2007 01:12:14 PM
I'm sure, Whiterook will like it........
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03/05/2007 09:09:28 AM
Well, there was too much thought put into the composition here (aligning the chess board with the frame of the shot) for it to be Whiterook... :)
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03/05/2007 01:48:58 AM
I feel like Im going to slide off my chair. Lovely reds but the angle just throws me, worth the risk thou. Good luck
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