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Silhouette Chess board, chess pieces from the collectors edition of Shogun Total War PC game. Fire background is from a ball that is part of one of my girls toy...
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Silhouette Chess board, chess pieces from the collectors edition of Shogun Total War PC game. Fire background is from a ball that is part of one of my girls toys with me swinging it back and forth to create the effect.
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carloslimadalamau
 
carloslimadalamau July 19, 2013
excelente disparo!!
CPF_Photoart PRO
 
CPF_Photoart July 19, 2013
Excellent idea very well executed
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charlena July 24, 2013
I absolutely love this shot!
JonHurdWildImage
 
JonHurdWildImage July 24, 2013
Excellent PC game and now an Excellent pic to go with it!
lekahuie PRO
 
lekahuie July 24, 2013
Dramatic lighting...
Grevandi
 
Grevandi July 25, 2013
nice DOF shot..
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PWMMacro July 25, 2013
Thank you for all your comments
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita July 28, 2013
awesome!
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PWMMacro August 11, 2013
Thanks
SVRphotography
 
SVRphotography July 29, 2013
First class shot
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PWMMacro August 11, 2013
Thank you
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 August 16, 2013
Very creative! Great colors.
carolyn_anderson_860
 
carolyn_anderson_860 August 20, 2013
Great shot, love the silhouette!
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PWMMacro August 31, 2013
Thank you
bud82520
 
bud82520 August 20, 2013
Creative and well done!
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PWMMacro August 31, 2013
Thank you
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adavies September 16, 2016
Awesome image! Really nicely done! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Fun and Games challenge:)
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BS-Photography
 
BS-Photography September 03, 2018
Just "Huge"! Great shot & composition!

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken in my Kitchen on top of the kitchen table, I live in Holyhead which is in North Wales UK.
Time
I remember I waited for night time to roll as I wanted the kitchen to be as dark as possible, my kitchen faces the north west and it very light in the evenings as it faces the sunset, so it was late evening when I took this photo.
Lighting
I took this photo in almost complete darkness, the only light is the toy I was swinging around in the background. Before I took this photo I had the lights on so I could use the manual focus and focus on the horse in the centre. The background light is one of my daughters toys which I put on a flashing orange and yellow light and then swung back and forth to create the fire effect
Equipment
This was taken on a Canon 600D with a 18-55mm EFS lens, I was also using a Manfrotto tripod and a shutter release cable. No other photography equipment was used
Inspiration
I have seen many great photos of chess pieces but they are all similar, chess pieces lined up on the left and right. I just wanted to do something different from the others and tried it with the horse in the middle, it looked ok but not great and I sat looking at it thinking how could it be better, no sooner than I thought that my daughter walked in swinging this toy which had many changing colours. The idea popped into my head to use a long exposure and use this toy as a backlight, so I waited until night time. I tired a few of the colours but none of them looked as good as the orange and yellow colour.
Editing
I am learning photography all the time and this photo was taken as a time when I had no knowledge of processing images in the likes of Photoshop, so in a basic editor I cropped the photo a small amount so there was not a lot of negative space at the top on the photo.
In my camera bag
My bag is packed with all sorts but normally I have a Canon 6D, Canon Ef 100mm L Macro lens, iPad pro, Ring flash, Canon Speedlite 270ex, shutter release cable. Depending on what I am doing I will also have my Manfrotto tripod which is in a separate Tripod bag. If I am out walking I will always have some water with me in the bag and either fruit or a bag of Haribo sweets
Feedback
Use the light and get your focus spot on, then to take time and try with as many different colours as possible. Chess pieces tend to be all the same so look for a different set which has different pieces to the main ones. I used a limited edition chess set that I got with a PC game 'Total War'. If the set has been out give the pieces a good clean as even the small specs of dust will show up in the final photo.

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