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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Pentwater, MI
Date: Jul 29, 2008
Aperture: f/1.4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2009

I lost :(


•B&W Filter
•Blurry Edges filter (a lot)
•Levels, contrast, saturation, temperature, tint (to taste)

the GIMP:
•Soften tool (on the pawn, which was quite in focus)

Place: 476 out of 531
Avg (all users): 4.7798
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.7866
Avg (non-participants): 4.7593
Views since voting: 603
Views during voting: 337
Votes: 218
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/19/2009 05:35:29 PM
Is this a Lensbaby image? Whatever it is, I like it. Very creative to blur the assailants!

Message edited by author 2009-01-24 00:31:45.
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01/18/2009 07:52:09 PM
Good detail: You actually were check mate. I learned a new check move too, thanks!
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01/18/2009 05:49:02 PM
Nice DOF but maybe a bit too soft overall :)
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01/18/2009 10:27:51 AM
something to focus on would help a little more, a little sharper on the King, nice job though i do like it
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01/17/2009 09:39:48 PM
cool image! I tried many shots with Chess boards and pieces, this is really nice use of focus.
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01/16/2009 06:34:44 PM
nice overall...just lacks the punch needed for a best of 2008 challenge...I like the softness
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01/16/2009 01:37:39 PM
interesting....nice B&W
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01/16/2009 10:25:12 AM
the dreamlike quality of the processing provides a nice bit of emotion to this shot
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01/16/2009 05:30:33 AM
simple but nice, the soft tones and blur works well.
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