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Judi


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Challenge: Games II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges People
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Australia
Date: Apr 27, 2008
Aperture: 13
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 27, 2008

I don't understand Chess!

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 123
Avg (all users): 6.4798
Avg (commenters): 6.6923
Avg (participants): 6.4259
Avg (non-participants): 6.5042
Views since voting: 3265
Views during voting: 302
Votes: 173
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/20/2008 08:23:30 PM
Well executed, Great lighting. You might get several extra hits on this shot....Lol. I use it to make sure my monitor brightness hasn't changed...Lol...Nicely done....ace
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06/23/2008 09:47:50 PM
Great persoective in this one, and the hand is in the exact right spot to make this one pop.
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05/05/2008 09:30:33 PM
If I look at my monitor from a high POV (looking down on the monitor) I can clearly see a backdrop with diagonal wrinkles and a horizontal fold line about 50 pixels above the index knuckle on the hand. Look at the monitor as one should eye level and at no horizontal angle, I can faintly see what the background. Looking from a slightly low POV the background appears to be clean.

These factors make me wonder. Is their anything you could of done to make the background (as-is) blend in so it would not show any wrinkles or folds. Do people when the vote look at the photographs at eye-level and perpendicular to their screens (as they should) or do people vote leaned over, propping their head on one hand. Is their monitor to high or low? how does voting while looking at a monitor at an odd angle effect the score of a photograph. I can't help but feel that several of the 59 voters that rated it a 6 would have possibly rated your shot as a 7 if they viewed the photograph correctly. Something to think about. But we can't control everything.

Acer AL2216W 22" widescreen monitor.

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05/05/2008 06:27:40 PM
Yep, there there if I scrunch my eyes and look from the far right with my tongue in my left cheek but from straight on I do not see it, mines calibrated also.
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05/05/2008 06:23:35 PM
I am looking at it on a wide gamut display (Dell 2408 HC) calibrated to Adobe 1998 CG with Spyder 3 Elite and looks great on here.

Just checked on my other monitor which is a pretty bog standard display (calibrated) and I can `just` make out something going on in the background.. I think people need to check their brightness/contrast settings.

Nice shot J.
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05/05/2008 06:05:28 PM
Just checked on my wife's uncalibrated laptop. The backdrop is very visible.
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05/05/2008 06:02:24 PM
Shouldn't white be going first? Or does clear count as white and white frost count as black?

anyway, great image and congrats on top 10!
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05/05/2008 05:30:24 PM
Great shot Judy, well done on 10th place.

Message edited by author 2008-05-05 17:30:58.
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05/05/2008 08:46:37 AM
Wow, Judes, this is different for you...really nice...well done on top 10
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05/05/2008 07:27:50 AM
Excellent set up here, and equally great processing on this one Judi.....
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05/05/2008 07:05:52 AM
I think you may make whiterook jealous with this shot, congrats on 10th
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/04/2008 11:00:59 PM
One of the better ones this challenge. Well done!
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04/30/2008 10:43:39 PM
Like the light on the board and translucent pieces, especially.

Not a game I play often, but how come the clear Rook isn't in the corner? And the Knight who is in that spot appears to be bleeding internally (yikes!)?
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04/29/2008 05:17:41 PM
Great chess set, and so is the picture. I also like the contrast between the cool set and the warm hand. My only nitpicking is outside photography (and that it is the white who should make the first move...)
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04/29/2008 04:13:30 PM
Nicely composed. I like the use of symmetry. It works well in this image. I am a bit confused as to why the front frosted pawn is (or at least appears to be) leaning forward. Perhaps a lens effect?

Oh, by the way, the knight and the rook of the clear pieces.... well... uhm.... I think you know.
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04/29/2008 02:59:13 PM
Nice lighting and composition.
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04/29/2008 01:49:49 AM
Very nice lighting.
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04/28/2008 06:55:29 PM
Best chess shot of the bunch!
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04/28/2008 06:33:29 PM
I really like this shot, next time be sure to rotate the pawn on the left side so the felt on the bottom is hidden and not distracting from the "clean" look of the pieces.
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04/28/2008 10:48:01 AM
Nice job.
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04/28/2008 06:20:59 AM
Nice image with good composition. I find the hand color rather distracting and think this would have been a good shot for B&W, but maybe that's just me.
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04/28/2008 04:49:44 AM
Nicely set up, though your backdrop may hurt the score a bit. If you had it further back so the folds were blurred it would enhance this shot more. Nice chess set,too.
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04/28/2008 01:15:24 AM
At least 2 of this particular chess set in this challenge. I'm glad I didn't use my identical one that I used in 2 previous challenges. Nice perspective and deep DOF.
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04/28/2008 12:47:04 AM
Fabulous depth of field. (8)
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04/28/2008 12:24:11 AM
Lovely lighting. There is an oblique line across the background, which I'd have darkened, to be invisible.
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