Ray Henrikson  


Chess Board by Ray Henrikson

January 2020 - Chess Board

About the Image(s)

Photographed at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Mass. The shadows caught my attention. I used my Olympus Tough 8000, always in my pocket. Available light and minor editing in Picassa.


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7 comments posted

David Terao   David Terao
Interesting concept. I like how half of the chess board is in the light and half is in shade. Nice strong shadows of the chess pieces, too. The blown out highlights of the lit pieces is a little distracting though. The lit queen also looks a strange; not the like the queen in the shade. But, that's not a photographic comment, just an observation. I wonder if the image would be stronger in B&W.   Posted: 01/02/2020 16:10:56

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
I agree with David's comments. I think that a monochrome version would be more dramatic, so I tried it. The blown out area on the Queen is unfortunate. Once again, you have found "art" in something that others might walk by and not see. Good eye!   Posted: 01/02/2020 22:00:54
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Don MacKenzie   Don MacKenzie
You have a good eye for the out-of-the ordinary. I guess it was quite a challenge to photograph since you had to go with what was there; hotel, lighting, used board. Well done with what you had to work with. Would like to have seen less light on the pieces on the right and more light on the left pieces.   Posted: 01/03/2020 11:01:12

Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
Photographing the chess board in light that accentuates the shadows of the chess pieces is creative. I like the dark shadows and the light on the chess pieces. I agree that the blown out area is distracting. But I would suggest that if you ever recreate the scene, you make sure that the distinguishing marks on each of the pieces shows up in the shadow, such ads the cross on the top of the king, etc.   Posted: 01/03/2020 17:31:04

Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
A fun one, well done.

A chance to use filter, or GND in LR, I might try that just for fun..   Posted: 01/12/2020 21:10:05

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Per Phyllis's comment, placing the pieces is an opportunity. Say, in a logically impossible or improbable position--to see if anyone notices.   Posted: 01/14/2020 21:53:17

Bai Chuang Shyu   Bai Chuang Shyu
The great image to show the light, color and shadow. Just feel the image is not very sharp and in focus.   Posted: 01/22/2020 00:05:12