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  1. Scurra

    Scurra TPF Noob!

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    Inspired by some shots I saw on this forum a little whilr back I thought I would break out my glass chess set as well.

    I used my point and shoot digital, which had issues performing in the low light situation, so after a little advice I got hold of Helicon Filter. Having fixed some noise and played with various light temperature settings I came up with the first image, and after a little inversion in photoshop I came up with the second. The actual chess set is frosted blue and white glass and I achieved the look by standing the glass chess board on an upturned stool with the base of my lava lamp underneath to give the lighting:

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    As always comments are welcome.
     
  2. Scurra

    Scurra TPF Noob!

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    hmm not a single comment? :( you can just tell me they're **** if you like.... I don't mind it was a boredom thing I did last night.
     
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    Lula Cracks-Up At Crazy Titles!

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    :shock: How come i did saw these pics earlier!
    Well, I'm not a big fan of chess(cause's i'm a lazy player)

    I like the 1rst one best, i like the colours hehehehe
     
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    Scurra TPF Noob!

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    Yeah they were the white pieces, but I turned the light temp right down to give it a yellow glow... I was quite pleased with the way the coloured squares on the board stop some of the pieces from being illuminated from below as well... gives an interesting effect.
     
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    I like the first one the most as well. It's got good lines and I like the coloring, too. Good work!!

    Sometimes we're a little slow with making a comment. I have to look at a picture two or three times before I comment myself.
     
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    The first one is cool.

    IMO, it would be better if it is cropped from the left.
     
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    Very cool, I like the second one best.
     
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    ditto
     
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    I prefer the second one myself as well!
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I just missed this before, because I definitely like that first image, Scurra. I would agree with the cropping on the left side, because you have a great diagonal line that should be emphasized.

    Ha, I love the fact this is lit by a lava lamp. :D Good job!
     
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    I don't like the first one at all, and I can't put my finger on why.
    But I love the second one. The colours, the noise, the angle. Everything.
     
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    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    I like the first one also. The repetitive lines do it for me. Good shot :D
     

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