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Troubled King
Troubled King
andresbg


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Negative Image (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Kodak Z760
Location: Santiago - Chile
Date: Apr 22, 2006
Aperture: f4.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 6s
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 22, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 76 out of 438
Avg (all users): 5.7053
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 5.5391
Avg (non-participants): 5.9130
Views since voting: 851
Views during voting: 286
Votes: 207
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/07/2006 03:21:29 AM
This is a comment from the Critique Club;

First of all, let me tell you what I like about this image - I love the idea - I also like the background, it compliments the image nicely. I like the fresh angle you tried to capture - adds to the title.

What you could've done differently - The blue colour. If it was me, I would've done the shot in B&W and then take it to negative. The knight in the front is a bit distracting. It draws the eye away from the king. The foot of the knight is also cropped away (part of it).
Maybe try to have the tild in such a way that it goes from the top left corner (which you got) to the bottom right corner. This will compliment the black vs white idea nicely (two halves).
The edge (borders) of the chess board is also visible - bit distracting on right.

Other than that - nicely done. Cool idea and good execution. I see it is your highest challenge result and you also have one favourite. Good Work.
05/03/2006 09:47:14 AM
Wow I really like this one. I think it should have scored higher.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2006 04:46:37 AM
Could have gotten a better slant on it, but the king does look doubtful.
04/30/2006 04:58:39 PM
really cool awesome shot love the colors here
04/30/2006 02:02:49 PM
Nice shot.
04/30/2006 11:57:27 AM
At last a chess photo with a bit of a kick to it! I'm sure I've had a nightmare that looked like this (I mean that as a compliment!) 8
04/29/2006 03:39:15 PM
love the colours in the shot .. but not the angle
04/29/2006 02:54:54 PM
Beautiful composition, great shot.
04/29/2006 12:54:16 PM
As a chess collector, I like this idea. I would have suggested a variety of pieces instead of so many knights.
04/29/2006 12:19:26 PM
I like the color of the negative and I like the angle of your composition. I checked out the original colors too...very nice.
04/26/2006 02:11:51 PM
not crazy about the perpective here....but good shot overall.
04/26/2006 12:29:50 PM
Great concept and great colors! :D
04/26/2006 11:04:42 AM
Good concept. The soft focus of the front/center Knight is a bit distracting for me.
04/26/2006 06:52:40 AM
Now that you have inverted the kings colours, is he king of black ... or king of white? The checkers in the background are a nice touch.


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