Chess

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  1. PeterBraden

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    Was looking for things to do this morning so I decided to take a couple of shots of chess pieces. It wasnt my camera and one of the settings seemed to give the pictures a red overtone.

    Do you think that this ruins the picture(I have tried to edit it out as much as possible).

    Also, what do you think of the composition/cropping of the picture?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Peter
     
  2. Hertz van Rental

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    What exactly are you asking here? Does what ruin the picture? The colour cast given by the camera or your attempt to edit it out?
     
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    well either really. I was thinking more the cast from the camera but if you think the editings ruined it please say...

    Thanks

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    The colour actually looks OK. There is no cast in the whites and the grey background is neutral.
    The only two things I'd say is that, firstly, it's a bit overexposed. About 1/3 maybe even 1/2 stop. The white chess piece is blowing out. It needs a little more detail.
    The other is the visual balance. You have cropped it too tight at the top. You need to put a bit more air over the top of the white chess piece to get the image balance right.
     
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    Well speaking untechnically I find it very nice.
     
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    Maybe it is just my monitor...but I think that the blue piece is just a little bit oversaturated. I am starting to see the distortion where the color tones start to change. It's a nice idea but I think the composition is just a little bit weak. All I really see is two chess pieces that are sitting on a black cloth with some minor post processing...I'd suggest trying some different angles and maybe some varying shapes and chess pieces...perhaps a king/queen and a pawn. Also, black and white might make the picture work better...I don't know, though...I'd have to see it.

    EDIT- I just realized that you did have the king and pawn...my mistake. Anyway, hope this helps...just keep playing with the angles... :thumbup:
     
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    it is just your monitor :D
     

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