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Challenge: Decisions (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: Denver
Date: May 31, 2005
Aperture: 5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2005

The game of chess is played one decision at a time. A battle of wits and choices. Hopefully this applies and my photo is well received. Thanks.

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 275
Avg (all users): 6.4785
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 6.3000
Avg (non-participants): 6.5665
Views since voting: 8092
Views during voting: 471
Votes: 303
Comments: 29
Favorites: 3 (view)


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06/15/2005 01:09:06 AM
The photograph is extrely well done.
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06/13/2005 04:37:15 PM
Nice picture; great facial expression vis-a-vis the challenge. Hard to believe it as a serious game of chess, though ... the black king is in a preposterously advanced position for a game with so many pieces still in play. Maybe he plays like Elway did?
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06/13/2005 11:32:10 AM
i love the moment in time that this photo captures. well done, and congrats on the ribbon!
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06/11/2005 11:26:36 AM
Congratulations! This photo has so much more meaning than just decision, just love the atmosphere and the memories of sitting in such a place opposite my brother arghh, he won all the time..
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06/08/2005 12:59:05 AM
Big congrats on another ribbon, BC. Great shot and excellent tones.
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06/08/2005 12:35:14 AM
Congrats!
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06/08/2005 12:02:51 AM
Congrats! Great shot. I really like the sceen.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2005 09:12:18 PM
Excellent expression you captured and perfect for this particualr challenge. Sepia works well in this situation.
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06/07/2005 07:52:19 PM
The best picture of all the chess entries in this challenge..like the sepia tone and the expression on the man's face, also the clothing adds a lot of character to the shot...7
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06/06/2005 10:47:58 AM
Go Broncos!!!
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06/06/2005 08:50:14 AM
An excellent study. If not for some burnt out areas and a few distractions in the background this would have got a 10 from me. As it is, 9.
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06/04/2005 02:43:33 PM
An interesting chess entry, interesting angle, interesting subjects and interesting tone. Captures the decision making process nicely. Good job - 7

bumped up to 8.

Alex.
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06/04/2005 12:42:34 PM
Good choice to go with sepia tone.
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06/03/2005 02:26:42 PM
Excellent picture. I've always liked watching chess players outside (i.e. Washington Square in NYC) and I like how you've captured the mood of those games. My only comment in the highlights seem a little overblown.
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06/03/2005 03:28:40 AM
The white chair on the right is a bit distracting and I wouldn't have missed it if it was cropped out. Otherwise a great photo - lovely use of sepia & grain. It gives it a very 'real' feel.
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06/02/2005 10:24:00 PM
I like this picture.
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06/02/2005 05:03:46 PM
Great title. Good streetwork.
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06/02/2005 01:30:36 PM
this looks like a candid shot and illustrates someone trying to decide very well
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06/02/2005 01:05:08 PM
Nice shot. It should do pretty good.
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06/02/2005 12:32:42 PM
I like this one a lot. Very nice catch. It looks like life is passing by and they dont pay any attention - they're focused on the game... Essentially, i like the feel of the pic.
Technically, it seems pretty good. Nice choice of colors, it works really good here. Good job.
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06/02/2005 10:16:18 AM
Oh yeah. . . he looks heavy into the decision making process. The cepia tones look great with the kind of mood and image your are conveying. I like it a lot.
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06/02/2005 05:26:10 AM
great candid the expression says it all 10
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06/02/2005 01:42:45 AM
This photo conveys decision making and technique. I like it a lot.
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06/01/2005 10:38:25 PM
Cool pic, nice composition, I like the desaturation. The decision is straightforward too. Nice entry (and my highest vote)!
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06/01/2005 09:25:31 PM
i love an intense game of chess. great setting. nice sepia. BRONC...a little distracting, but i wouldn't want to interrupt his game and ask him to remove his jacket.
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06/01/2005 07:03:50 PM
I enjoyed the reality in your (I think) unstaged entry. The intensity has been captured so very well here. One of my high scores for this challenge.
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06/01/2005 09:06:25 AM
Great moment...unexpected. Monotone really enhances the mood.
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06/01/2005 08:05:52 AM
I love this. The colors are excellent and right on for the setting.
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06/01/2005 12:14:35 AM
Nicely done and good picture for the challenge. Good use of desaturation. 10
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