to reshoot this picture. i originally posted the first version in the critique forum. after rethinking it for a few weeks, and getting tired of leaving my chess board set up on my table, i gave it another try. i think this one came out much better than the first attempt. my first attempt can be seen here... http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=70103 for the 2nd one, i removed the pawn from the right side, and used a piece of paper to help keep stray light from the laser pointer i used to light up the king from bleeding into the other pieces. i also painted the other pieces with the LED a little bit more than the first time to help get rid of any stray red light that might have hit the other pieces. im closer to getting the look i want this time, but i still want to reshoot it again, but since i out the board away, i think i will come up with something a little different next time. hopefully when i reshoot it, the pieces will look a little sharper like the original, but the colors will be more consistant like the 2nd version.