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King and Queen of Bokeh
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Brothers new chess set. While wandering around an antiques shop in Co. Galway he seen this entire set for €5!! so he could'nt refuse! we had a few games and he won them all but at least i got some nice shots of it!!
Date: 2011-02-01 04:46:01

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Sadia Rahman 2011-02-01 18:02:39
Nice composition... The DOF works really great... amazing lighting too...
José López | 237 - 732 2011-02-02 00:16:45
Very nice image. I like the fact that you chose the King and Queen as the main figures. Great black&white and the lighting is fantastic.
Katja Rockstroh 2011-02-02 00:40:54
Thanks everyone, love these frosted chess pieces.
g.grant1 2011-02-02 00:47:17
Ah good idea to take photos of frosted pieces, they make for a great photo. Nice composition too.
Erika Victor 2011-02-02 01:47:40
sweet gary.
garycoughlan 2011-02-02 02:21:47
Cheers Erika, and Gary, sweet wee chess set must get on for leeds now, prob wont get that bargain again....
g.grant1 2011-02-02 03:00:33
sick focus
[ModernDope] 2011-02-02 03:10:36
Great dof!
PTitu 2011-02-02 03:11:41
awesome photo, love the frosted pieces and the focus of the shot
Indelibletravel (Bethany Smith) 2011-02-02 03:50:53
cheers guys
g.grant1 2011-02-02 04:00:07
ahh, i love clear chess sets. makes me want to bring mine out and play a game. really nice b&w and bokeh.
DaveyMorr 2011-02-02 04:02:24
i am in love with this dof. amazing shot
brooke• 2011-02-02 04:29:08
Nice DOF. I like the B&W.
Jeremy R. Isaacson 2011-02-02 04:32:35
Very nice! The chess pieces look great! Fantastic dof!
hollyapl 2011-02-02 04:40:59
Great find w/ the chess set! Nice shot.
first story 2011-02-02 05:17:38
Cheers everybody!!
g.grant1 2011-02-02 05:27:47
awesome dof and b/w... 5€ it's very good price! :-D
gigarimini (busy on/off) 2011-02-02 06:31:27
Awesome shot <3
ahead governor 2011-02-02 07:05:21
thanks stellar and BUSY
g.grant1 2011-02-02 07:09:22
Wow that's a great shot. Love the transparency!
medical day 2011-02-02 07:21:51
Focus is amazing, and really looks great in b&w..nice shot!
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UeroPh 2011-02-02 20:37:38
wow, this is really gorgeous!!!!! love your perspective and how black&white suits the shot. magnificent!
Lawlie-- 2011-02-02 23:01:38
This is a lovely shot, I remember having a set just like this, might try and find the box and try this myself, well done. :)
Steven Clark (LoltographyUK) 2011-02-03 05:10:06
The chess set itself is very modern, but so is that narrow depth of field. Nice job!
cadmium400 2011-02-03 05:14:43
This is fantastic! Love the DOF! :D
RachelMarieSmith 2011-02-03 06:31:46
Brill I love it. It looks like you've put in negative!
Marc Wilson-Blackburn 2011-02-03 10:38:44
very nice!!!
are you sure he wasn't cheating while you were busy taking pictures? :D but it was worth it!
fotastisch 2011-02-03 19:26:30
Thanks everyone for your feedback, @fotastisch id say he was cheating when i was trying to take a few photos! or thats what ill tell myself anyways...
g.grant1 2011-02-03 19:31:58
wonderfully done. great work
sam an tha rae 2011-02-04 01:25:42
Wow, pretty amazing bokeh. Great compo
SamBingham 2011-02-04 01:33:08
Amazing focus! Man that's a nice bokeh :D
William Finnegan 2011-02-04 02:11:15
Thanks guys, love the bokeh myself thats the 50mm f/1.8 for ya!
g.grant1 2011-02-04 02:13:19
wow! this looks so beautiful!
_moonlight_shadow_ 2011-02-04 02:56:42
nice bokeh!
Shem's Photography 2011-02-04 06:34:06
this is very creative!
cut purpose 2011-02-04 06:37:01
g.grant1 2011-02-04 07:01:18
love the monochrome look and bokeh.
MrEllis 2011-02-04 07:25:46
bokeh love.
ArbitraryFusillades 2011-02-04 08:56:32
looks like a ghostly chess game, and the bokeh is a wondeful touch!
Veronica_Garcia1 2011-02-05 02:13:28
love the focus!
David A Córdova M 2011-02-05 03:52:58
I bought a dSLR a few months ago and the nicest thing I like in the camera is the ability to throw everything our of focus with a small f-stop. Very Cool
Fatemah Alhusayni 2011-02-05 10:23:42
Nice processing and DoF
Pablo Buitrago Ángel 2011-02-05 11:17:43
Superb shot! It's like ghost chess. Brilliant and instant favourite!
twistyshrimp 2011-02-05 18:18:38
Nice shot!
Panta Rei [πάντα ῥεῖ] 2011-02-05 21:31:51
I love the title, nice lighting!
holistic roll 2011-02-07 09:58:06
Really nice light and focus
Swedish Goose 2011-02-10 19:32:52
the dof is so beautiful
wttjrd 2011-02-15 01:49:08
love this. brilliiant
Rexel Pogi 2011-02-15 15:12:13
well done, not in love with the idea but I like specally the light
procrastinating●nipples 2011-02-15 21:15:11
This is awesome on so many levels. Great shot!
dennisgatz 2011-02-15 22:43:51
Thanks everybody, much appreciated!!
g.grant1 2011-02-16 00:12:35
Great DoF and great BW too. Congrats!
iban_ch 2011-02-16 04:39:08
Cheers iban_ch
g.grant1 2011-02-16 05:16:40
very interesting subject and focus
JodyCampbell 2011-02-16 07:14:52
Great B/W, the king looks amazing in this, and the focus on point! nice job
Adrià Pujol 2011-02-16 22:40:30
awsome use of depth of field!! the composition is well thought out. nice photo!
T3I Erick 2011-02-17 02:33:17
Thanks Jody, Adria and Erick!
g.grant1 2011-02-17 02:55:48
Excellent processing
& very nice focus
Zeeshan Sattar 2011-02-17 03:23:19
Eine etwas andere Bearbeitung, wie man sie sonst nicht gewohnt ist.
Aber ich find es interessant.
Monique Krüger 2011-02-17 04:23:26
Nice way to show a new chess set!
Oh beautiful world. 2011-02-17 04:40:45
Cheers Monique but i dont speak german!!!(i think its german) and cheers Oh beautiful world!!
g.grant1 2011-02-17 04:50:34
Great DOF.
Nice Focus.
Jeremy R. Isaacson 2011-02-17 08:52:04
this is awesome!
melisasuko 2011-02-17 11:55:57
Nice focus,
IdoraYasin 2011-02-19 04:59:18
really great light and focus
allison selby 2011-02-19 04:59:42
Thanks very much guys!
g.grant1 2011-02-19 05:04:47
This is so cool! I love the focus and how well you captured the texture of the glass. Wow, wow, wow! :)
.nancy.long.ago. 2011-02-19 05:41:19
Great dof and composition!;)
Taylor Loy 2011-02-19 05:42:10
yeah i love the frosted glass too, cheers
g.grant1 2011-02-19 06:01:21
Nice compo and depth of field
BlazkoTwix 2011-02-24 09:24:22
Thnks again guys
g.grant1 2011-02-25 04:04:07
great dof in this one, really a cool shot
B Photography TX 2011-03-03 03:43:06
lovin the DOF great shot mr grant
pauricgrant 2011-03-09 20:44:33
BEAUTIFUL focus and this looks good in B&W:)
A. adnan 2011-03-14 23:19:21
lovely work! great contrasts and dof! really like the caption :)
Jays Snaps 2011-03-14 23:27:25
Nice work on textures and beautiful bokeh !!
David Michel 2011-03-14 23:52:20
i love the focus and the translucent pieces work beautifully in black and white!
celiaedell 2011-03-14 23:55:39
This is verry beautiful
Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )
Saparevo 2011-03-15 03:01:32
wow, the set looks great. and you photographed it excellently.
karla_k 2011-03-15 04:23:28
Original composition
Nicolas Gailland 2011-03-15 04:34:11
nice one
reallly like the mood of this shot
J.L.N Photography 2011-03-15 19:11:17
Cheers everyone for all the comments!!!!!!!!!!
g.grant1 2011-03-15 19:17:57
Your work is special and this photo is excellent!
judo_dad1953 2011-04-04 21:01:45
great composition and dof
Usman Asaf 2011-04-18 07:55:38
this is really good, great work.
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