Stalemate Macro CC

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  1. Ryan L

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    Bored raining and thought I would find something to capture. I had to make a makeshift lightbox...and diffuser lol, I will post a picture of that later. You will get a kick out of it. You can be down right cruel if you want, this is my first real macro. I know the light is a little harsh in spots on the back pieces.

    I just got set of Hoya Macro filters int he mail today, this was with a +4 and +2 stacked.

    Canon 50mm 1/200 @ f10 with speedlight ex380
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    I think just a hair more space at the bottom would improve it. IMO I really like the color and composition though. I really really like this shot.
     
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    really cool. I think the composition and idea is just great.
    You can see just enough of the board to figure out the situation. I think the way you composed the 3 pieces gives equal compositional weight to both white and black... a true stalemate.
     
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    That's some good work. Also, no fringe from CA that macro filters sometimes enhance like mad..

    I love the outline on the black piece and the focus and DOF are good for this shot I think.

    I sort of agree a little space on the bottom couldn't hurt but that's pretty minor.
     
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    Here is one with a little more of the bottom, I left it out because of the patern on the edges of the chess board.
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    and here is the setup! lol, the light above me was too harsh, it's a ceiling fan and the lights don't have any shades over them. So I decided to go grab some tissue paper, then the flash being that close (only about 10 inches or so) was overpowering and too direct, so I decided to wrap it in tissue paper and grab my off shoe cord to get the flash overhead (of course not having any stand I had to hold it in my free hand)
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    Here's a B&W with a little space. I think I like the color better though. Thoughts?
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