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Cold War also in chess: Bobby Fischer vs Anatoly Karpov
Cold War also in chess: Bobby Fischer vs Anatoly Karpov
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 1970s (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus C-730UZ
Location: Helsinki
Date: Feb 18, 2005
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/3s
Galleries: Studio, Political
Date Uploaded: Feb 20, 2005

Playing with colors did not find a proper solution, so, I desaturated it...

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 177
Avg (all users): 6.0866
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.9130
Avg (non-participants): 6.1466
Views since voting: 6176
Views during voting: 518
Votes: 358
Comments: 29
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/01/2005 10:15:05 PM
Haunting and original.
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03/01/2005 12:37:59 PM
Great detail!!
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03/01/2005 10:43:16 AM
kind of a bit straying from the topic, but I like the picture in itself.
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02/28/2005 06:21:55 AM
I like the slight assymmetry.
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02/27/2005 10:32:54 PM
I love the way this shot is set up. The b/w is perfect.
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02/27/2005 07:23:14 PM
Extra points for being a chess fan :)
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02/26/2005 11:26:31 AM
Rude pic, rude them for rude period
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02/26/2005 10:35:13 AM
I like this image. Interesting having the face out of focus and unrecognizable.
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02/26/2005 01:50:45 AM
Good dof work. Not seeing the eyes of the player lends a macabre air to it, but I sense, by the compositio, that is what you wanted. - to obscure the eyes We each are entitled to our artistic interpretation; this just didn't speak to me. Rated it 6 for clarity and dof.
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02/25/2005 07:37:23 AM
Bobby Fisher never played versus Karpov, He played versus Boris Spasky in Reykjavík 1972. That was the real Cold War in chess. Bobby Fisher stoped playing Chess after that mast(besides a rematch in old Yugoslavia 1992)

About this picture. Nice use of dof, Thie kings are sharp. But a bit noisy in the background - 6
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02/25/2005 07:10:40 AM
This is probably the geekiest entry. And that's saying alot concidering the topic. Very well done though.
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02/25/2005 02:24:37 AM
Cool idea, but is the REALLY Bobby, or Anatoly? <grin>
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02/24/2005 03:57:20 PM
Interesting concept, and as a chess player, I just really appreciate the shot.
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02/24/2005 02:21:45 PM
Nice to see an original idea.
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02/24/2005 11:27:37 AM
Good take on the challenge, I tend to believe the image should speak the idea/story without the title needing to and this seems to be a little far from that. Maybe a little more light on the left but overall great shot, nice DOF and framing. Good luck
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02/23/2005 11:19:29 PM
wonderful center composition! 10
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02/23/2005 10:30:46 PM
Unfortunately Fischer never played Karpov - theirs was the match that Fischer ducked in '75. You probably meant Fischer-Spassky '72. At any rate, a good photo interpretation of that memorable event.
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02/23/2005 09:37:42 PM
superb, both idea and execution. My favorite
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02/23/2005 07:53:38 PM
Great shot, the link to the 70's doesn't quite work for me though.
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02/23/2005 06:30:04 PM
I'm not usually a big fan of chess shots, but I really like this one a lot! The placement of the head is cool, and the depth of field is just right in my book. Excellent work!
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02/23/2005 05:20:05 PM
Like this, not sure whether the 70's feeling comes through in the photo though.7
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02/23/2005 04:27:50 PM
great composition
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02/23/2005 01:43:43 PM
Great relationship to the theme. Sure wish spot editing was allowed to remove the dust specs on the blk king LOL Good job.
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02/23/2005 01:31:11 PM
Ah.... yes... the match that never was! Not sure covering the eyes is a metaphorical statement and unsure how well that works, but it is a good picture.

Message edited by author 2005-03-07 10:11:09.
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02/23/2005 01:24:08 PM
They were bigger than Olympic athletes during these Cold War matches. The dominance of the dark piece slighty over the light one is interesting (as the white one is slightly forward.) Your understanding of perception introduces a slight movement to the image.
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02/23/2005 11:31:23 AM
Well executed but the pic wouldn't stand without the title.
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02/23/2005 09:06:51 AM
God I remember this...great!!
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02/23/2005 05:06:30 AM
like the detail of the pieces
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02/23/2005 12:21:49 AM
Great photo and concept... excellent work :) = 10
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