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Check mate!! for both Clear & Frosted Kings ...??

Posted by
Sunder (Chennai, India) on 27 August 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Having uploaded this picture, to my horror, I noticed that the Clear King was under check by the Frosted Queen...and obviously could not checkmate the other team....

I was too lazy to set up the whole scene again.
I compromised on the rules of the game .....and do hope that the aminus 3 community would not mind and take a lenient view of this gross violation of chess rules!!!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Nice shot!

27 Aug 2010 5:35am

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

Nice job documenting the game! And this is such a nice chess set!

27 Aug 2010 5:47am

Cruz from exurbia, United States

I don’t know chess that the “rules” look ok...but what is more important is the quality of the shot which is A-one.

27 Aug 2010 5:58am

Ginnie from Netherlands

LOL, Sunder! Astrid and I have a running game of chess set up all the time, sometimes with only one move a day. i love the game. :) If you hadn't mentioned it, I probably wouldn't have noticed the gross violation. However, your hand is still on the piece, so it's not like the move is done, right?! :)

27 Aug 2010 5:58am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

I do not know the rules of the game so I only see the color transparency and the composition that I find beautiful!

27 Aug 2010 6:10am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

An outrage! I'll call the international chess federation and have you arrested for this travesty!!!..Of course not, what a lovely shot of colour, reflection and refraction!

27 Aug 2010 6:10am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

I do not know the rules of the game:) thus for me, it is not important :)
A beautiful centring and beautiful colors!

27 Aug 2010 6:31am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Nice shot.

27 Aug 2010 6:40am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb framing . yes the two kings are check mate ,one with the knight and the other with the bishop but what clear king makes over there ?

27 Aug 2010 7:44am

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

To blossom forth, a work of art must ignore or rather forget all the rules. --Pablo Picasso :-D

27 Aug 2010 8:12am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

If you had not mentioned it.. I would't have noticed... nice shot.

27 Aug 2010 8:16am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Isit your job !!! Nice composition , Phil.

27 Aug 2010 8:26am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

LOL! Excellent! I like the POV and comp

27 Aug 2010 10:26am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A draw is always the best result :)

27 Aug 2010 10:53am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Superb !! beautiful chess set but the rules...I don't know about it, learning :)

27 Aug 2010 11:02am

tataray from france, France

C'est ça le travail ? ... lol.. ))
Je n'arrive pas à comprendre ce jeu !....
mais magnifique.

27 Aug 2010 12:44pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Nice angle, very well done. Just forget about the rules for now... the photo is great ;)
Have a nice day Sunder :)

27 Aug 2010 12:58pm

PHIL MORRIS from Canada

Photography these days is one big gross violation of the rules,
n'est-ce pas? The method to the final product is a no holds
barred journey. Your final prduct wins, like the game of chess.

27 Aug 2010 1:01pm

don from spokane, United States

It is a beautiful set up for a chess still life. I like the position of the hand which adds to the shot. Without the hand it was would far more static.

27 Aug 2010 2:38pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A really wonderful image! I love the way the pieces catch the light and seem to glow.

27 Aug 2010 3:54pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A wonderful and compelling image, Sunder. Very unique and well produced.

27 Aug 2010 4:11pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I'm no chess player but I do like the look of this set ! Simple but so effective.

27 Aug 2010 4:50pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very interesting

27 Aug 2010 5:03pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

lol I don't even know if I'd have noticed that by myself, this is a great picture and a great test for viewers as well (are they really paying attention? :)
Great capture anyway !

27 Aug 2010 5:43pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Lolll .. do not worry! The image is superb and is the most important. Good evening and thank you for the watch, friendships.

27 Aug 2010 7:32pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

lol..very interestin

27 Aug 2010 8:34pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

LOL dont worry if you hadnt mentioned it, you may have missed a rule of chess but I cant think of a rule of photography you missed

28 Aug 2010 2:04am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Superb composition and detail!!

28 Aug 2010 2:40am

uvaraj from chennai, India

Nice shot and clever use of the subject. Love the light and clarity. Good one and great title ! :)

28 Aug 2010 3:04am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Beautifully taken. The purple background and the clear subjects are striking.

28 Aug 2010 3:15am

Pravin Patade from Fremont, United States

good shott

28 Aug 2010 3:37am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Très beau travail sur la lumière et les reflets.

28 Aug 2010 3:52am

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

I like the play pieces. Beautiful game.

28 Aug 2010 4:29am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

beautiful color and wonderful composition! Very creative and unique!

28 Aug 2010 4:53am

Manola from Bassens, France

Very beautiful one games of failure in any case...

28 Aug 2010 5:30am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nice colors that provide great contrasts. The incorporation of the hand adds a nice touch, but I would have perhaps held the chess piece up in the air?

28 Aug 2010 6:00am

k@ from Paris, France

I love the indigo-like tone & the gesture, silence is imposed now !

28 Aug 2010 7:19am

lux from Munich, Germany

funny, but is this a real game situation?

28 Aug 2010 3:00pm

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Stunning photo! It could be in a magazine.

30 Aug 2010 7:53am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

It's a beautiful shot. I don't know chess well enough to know the difference. So it's just great for me!

1 Sep 2010 11:13am


Superbe photo!Bravo!
Amitiés de France:CLAIRE

2 Sep 2010 8:43pm