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Challenge: Personification (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical HF for Pentax
Location: My Kitchen
Date: Oct 8, 2005
Aperture: F/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 8 sec.
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Oct 8, 2005

The Queen, Rook and Knight prepare to defend their King. Each piece has its own job function. So, I would say that chess pieces are endowed with human qualities.

Taken with a Tiffen 80A filter under kitchen lights. The set-up was; I put the chess board on a black poster board and taped another to the wall. Then added the chess pieces.

PSPX edits:
Slight rotate, crop, resize, contrast boost, digital noise removal, and add border.

Place: 78 out of 204
Avg (all users): 5.0389
Avg (commenters): 6.6429
Avg (participants): 4.8090
Avg (non-participants): 5.1443
Views since voting: 944
Views during voting: 424
Votes: 283
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)

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10/19/2005 11:02:46 PM
Marc; Personally I think this deserved an extremely higher finish.You were robbed on this one. Keep up the great work.
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10/19/2005 06:40:19 PM
Read comments you received, wondering why no one saw personification. To me this was personification at its best. I gave you a 9...should have given you a 10...sorry about that :(
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10/19/2005 01:35:01 AM
This is an excellent image Marc. Nothing to be ashamed of. I think what this image lacked was a captivating title. Without your comments, I wouldn't have realized what you were trying to convey here.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/18/2005 08:43:14 PM
Lovely use of color and light! 9
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10/18/2005 02:33:17 PM
Lovin' this idea.
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10/17/2005 11:31:47 PM
Interesting take on the challenge. I see your reference to personification. Love the image. Jacques? bonne chances :)
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10/17/2005 09:25:21 PM
Fantastic closeup study of the chess pieces, but I don't get the feeling of personification from this image.
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10/17/2005 07:18:32 PM
The Blue is a Nice Touch...
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10/16/2005 10:40:02 PM
Super lighting. Very sharp and clear. Like it a lot. 10
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10/16/2005 07:56:01 PM
Very nice...good job...!
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10/15/2005 08:00:48 AM
The shades of blue really sets the tone for this photo. I think the two pieces in the foreground, being a bit blurred distracts from the overall image. The pawn also seems too large for the opponents pieces. Overall a exceptionally good shot. Congrats! "9"
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10/14/2005 06:27:49 PM
I can't really see the personification here. (I had to look up the word...chess, I believe). However, I think it's technically and compositionally an excellent picture so I gave it a 5.
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10/14/2005 04:41:40 PM
I don't know what Echecs means in English, but I like your photo. ;^) Great use of a very commonly personified 'inanimate' object. This is well composed, lit brilliantly, and has a nice DOF feel to it with the foreground pieces placed as they are.

Bumping this up. Good luck in the challenge.
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10/14/2005 04:15:42 AM
L'excellente photographie, mais ce qui est la personnification ?
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10/13/2005 02:42:02 PM
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10/12/2005 05:55:19 PM
Very pretty color tones. I love the blues!
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10/12/2005 09:33:12 AM
Wonderful. One of my favourites! Well done!
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