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Chess Battle
Chess Battle

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Challenge: Games (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A10
Location: Toronto, Canada
Date: May 17, 2002
Date Uploaded: May 17, 2002

A snapshot of a war field in a chess game.

Place: 42 out of 94
Avg (all users): 5.4293
Avg (commenters): 6.2000
Avg (participants): 5.2716
Avg (non-participants): 5.5323
Views since voting: 942
Votes: 205
Comments: 30
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/26/2002 01:49:00 AM
This is very good, definitely one of the best. I just love the richness and clarity of it.
05/25/2002 07:39:00 PM
That leopard backdrop is distracting
05/24/2002 09:48:00 AM
The background is quite distracting. Would have been better with less chess pieces and more board showing.
05/23/2002 09:43:00 AM
this photo seems a little too busy to me. also, i dont like the leopard print background - i think it would have been better with just solid white or black
05/22/2002 07:16:00 PM
nice contrast of colors and crsip
05/22/2002 03:38:00 PM
Nice concept. Maybe it's me, but isn't this a little too close? Just wondering....(no score effect) why leapard skin background?
Photo 8 Creativity 7 (I like the jumbled look!) Games 8 total 8
05/22/2002 02:28:00 PM
Thats quite the battle
05/22/2002 06:58:00 AM
I like the drama of the chess pieces. The tiger-skin backdrop seems out of place
05/21/2002 09:47:00 PM
I like the clarity of this shot, but what is with the leopard skin in the back? A little distracting
05/21/2002 07:31:00 PM
Good DOF and focus point
05/21/2002 06:43:00 PM
Nice DOF and lighting control.
05/21/2002 04:30:00 PM
Yay -- the chaos that most of us feel about chess because we only barely even know the rules. Only two comments. First, I would have turned the knight slightly counter-clockwise so we can see it's face a little better and to get it lit more than just on the mane. Second, I'm not sure the leopard print background is the best choice for the picture. I don't have a better suggestion, but it just seems out of place.
05/21/2002 04:02:00 PM
Interesting way of looking at the game...
05/21/2002 04:02:00 PM
Good focus and dof on this shot. Not sure I understand the correlation of the leopard print in the background.
05/21/2002 02:20:00 PM
I really like this picture, but I have some problems with it. The knight is a wonderful piece with some great detail. I would have loved if I could have seen its front, at the very least, turn it 45-90 degrees to the right so that its not backlit. The focus appears to be mainly on the fallen pieces. This is fine except that you have two pieces right in the middle obstructing the view. I think in this case focus should have been on those two pices. I like the way you used the piece all the way to the right to frame the photograph. I have no problem with it being out of focus. I also dislike your background it is too noisy and detracts from your subject.
05/21/2002 08:21:00 AM
Too much harry potter me thinks...
05/21/2002 08:05:00 AM
Very cool chess pieces..........
05/20/2002 07:55:00 PM
What's in the background?
05/20/2002 04:19:00 PM
This is a really nice photo.. I love your chess set. The only thing I don't care for in this shot is the background. I won't say that it's distracting, but it doesn't really fit this artistic chess set. With both colors of chess pieces being on the darker side, I would have tried to set them off a little more with a lighter colored (solid) background possibly.
05/20/2002 04:17:00 PM
Works for me.
05/20/2002 02:17:00 PM
Good texture in the forefront. Like the lighting.
Personal taste: the background draws attention away from the subject.
05/20/2002 02:06:00 PM
That must've been one hell of a battle! Good job on having the front piece at the side blurred, makes me feel I'm right there on the chessboard. Also like the pieces, and how you've photographed them, however, the background is very distracting in my opinion, and the same photo with a plain black background would've scored higher with me.
05/20/2002 01:34:00 PM
Dern good job, my only little nit is the background is too busy and the light on the pieces could of been better.
Still all in all I like this shot.
05/20/2002 01:09:00 PM
good picture but let down by background
05/20/2002 12:45:00 PM
I like the concept. It does indeed have the look of a battlefield. Good job with depth of field, but it could be a little better. Some objects that are mostly in focus are a little fuzzy around the edges. Looks like one of the better entries.
05/20/2002 12:41:00 PM
The leopard print background doesn't work too well with the chess pieces.
05/20/2002 10:58:00 AM
I like the chess pieces, but I'm not sure about the choice of background. I think it's a little distracting, and the color clashes.
05/20/2002 09:52:00 AM
I can almost smell death in the air.
05/20/2002 01:06:00 AM
Odd background....
05/20/2002 12:27:00 AM
The way chess was meant to be played ; ) I'm not that fond of the background, it is interesting, but I wish it was consistent throughout the image - especially in the upper left corner

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