I Declare War!  

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Uploaded: 01/05/11 3:07 AM GMT
I Declare War!
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I know how all the pieces move but I don't really know how to play.

Tech info:
Camera - Cannon T1i
Lens - Cannon 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm
1/250th sec @f/16
ISO 200
Manual off camera flash - above center
Shot in RAW
Developed and manipulated in Lightroom with minor cleanup in Photoshop


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01/05/11 4:02 AM GMT
I love it. Very clear and the lighting is fantastic. I have wanted to do a similar capture for a long time but I wont now. You set the bar to high.
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01/05/11 5:57 AM GMT
I like the original on flickr, David, but this version is far superior. I love the blue translucence of this posting as well as the post photo work in "Dreaming of the Ball". I agree with Billie's comment above regarding setting the bar very high. I wouldn't even know how to begin to create this image. Spectacular work.

As an aside, I got "Mr. Clean" in the VB and really skewed the vote; so don't get too cocky when the C-Index comes back well above the 30 I predicted.

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I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens.
01/05/11 8:02 AM GMT
Stunning image and outstanding post-photo work. Fantastic lighting of the board and good clarity and details of the pieces.
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Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. - Andre Gide
01/05/11 9:29 AM GMT
A Woooooooow...... seems to be about right.....

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The reason why the sunsets in the evening is because it wants to see the sunrise in the morning. I rise in the morning because I want to see them both. RvdB
01/05/11 11:00 AM GMT
I was frightened when I saw only the title of your image in my friends-list DP, but it's a great relief to see the final result, lol.
Very good work, my friend. Thanks too for the Exif and other technical data.
Regards, Cornelius.
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Cornelius was here either to enjoy your image or say 'thank you' for your interest in my work. Please CLICK HERE to see my journal!
01/05/11 3:07 PM GMT
Hey...I wanted to be white! LOL. Beautiful work.
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01/05/11 4:26 PM GMT
A 10 in the VB! Love this one~very imaginative and well done!
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Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849), "Eleonora"
01/05/11 4:38 PM GMT
Fabulous shot! The set is to die for:)
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The most precious jewel you'll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children♥
01/05/11 5:45 PM GMT
Amazing chess set to start with and a wonderful thing you did with it. The original is well photographed and the added blue colorization gives a lovely cool effect. Nice work, David.
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01/07/11 7:36 AM GMT
Very good shot, nice play.
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01/07/11 8:33 AM GMT
That is very, very good. And the UV treated one is phenomenal.
How does that work, got a link to a good online tutorial?
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"We, the Dreamers, are thus alike. For our dreams we will fight, and we'll write the future history less bloody than the past, with our dreams we'll build a peace to last!" -Hukka
01/07/11 5:11 PM GMT
Very creative on all counts.


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Cameras are like people--sometimes they lose focus.
01/10/11 7:15 AM GMT
Oops, misread it to be UV-manipulated. LOL!
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"We, the Dreamers, are thus alike. For our dreams we will fight, and we'll write the future history less bloody than the past, with our dreams we'll build a peace to last!" -Hukka
01/10/11 9:05 PM GMT
Well done. And, a great title for the picture.
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01/16/11 12:12 AM GMT
I love it! Beautifully presented, fantastic lighting especially when it is refracted through the glass chess pieces. Superbly created. Well done.
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