1. Theme 124 ~Games~

So here’s my first post of 2011.  Love the pieces in a chess set…so classic and tactile.  It took a few shots to finally find one I liked though, and I do prefer it in black & white.  What’s your opinion?

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23 responses

  1. Oh, I love both but I think the black and white has the edge. It seems to emphasize the coldness of the glass pieces. The composition and reflections are wonderful.

    January 4, 2011 at 12:27 am

  2. needlepointernc

    I think I like the second one just cause the piece in focus is nice and crisp… excellent shot!

    January 4, 2011 at 12:33 am

  3. Tammy

    What a wonderful depth of field…it really brings the clarity out in that one piece. I definitely favor the black and white, it is very elegant looking!

    January 4, 2011 at 12:43 am

  4. The black and white emphasizes the in focus piece. The depth of this image is wonderful.

    January 4, 2011 at 1:03 am

  5. Conor Coen

    Absolutely love these photographs

    January 3, 2011 at 8:06 pm

  6. Nan

    Have to agree with the others–black and white is better. Nice composition.

    January 3, 2011 at 8:13 pm

  7. B & W wins!! Great perspective and DOF.

    January 3, 2011 at 8:34 pm

  8. Another vote for B&W. I think it improved the white balance and removed the yellowish color cast.

    January 3, 2011 at 8:55 pm

  9. Bobbie

    I agree: in the B&W, the contrast between the crisp focus of the queen in the front and the softer focus of the others is more distinct. Everything seems brighter and better defined.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:07 pm

  10. Steven

    Yes, great depth of field to draw one’s attention to the top dog King!

    January 3, 2011 at 10:35 pm

  11. Oh, I looked at the first image and thought nothing could be better than that….then the second image came on my screen. Yep. I liked it even better. Beautiful chess set.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:50 pm

  12. Mike

    B+W…all the way!

    January 4, 2011 at 7:25 am

  13. victry1

    Your efforts certainly paid off Madeleine. Both photos are beautiful, though I think everything stands out more in the b&w one.

    January 4, 2011 at 7:58 am

  14. Black and white really work well here. Fabulous shot.

    January 4, 2011 at 9:44 am

  15. Wow, it’s unanimous! Thank you so much for your comments and opinions!

    January 4, 2011 at 1:30 pm

  16. Jo

    Yes..I like the B&W too…so sharp and detailed!

    January 4, 2011 at 2:13 pm

  17. Tony

    unbelievable, incredibile, meraviglioso, it’s great, absolutely well done! Grazie!

    January 4, 2011 at 2:39 pm

  18. The photo is superb…wish I could do something like this.

    January 4, 2011 at 4:59 pm

  19. I love this shot, but I have to agree that the black and white makes for a really striking photo!

    January 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm

  20. The B&W photo really says classic and it’s my choice.

    January 4, 2011 at 10:08 pm

  21. Really like your depth of field and the low angle at which you shot the photo. Very nice composition overall.

    January 4, 2011 at 11:39 pm

  22. The B&W makes them look like ice sculptures

    January 7, 2011 at 10:15 pm

  23. The black and white could be made of ice, this is one fabulous pair of images!

    January 7, 2011 at 11:43 pm

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