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Sunday, March 6, 2011

2011-03-06

2011-03-06
ISO 400, f/5.6/ 1/40s, white balance auto, D3100 w/18-55mm lens
This is totally not the photo I had envisioned to post today.  I bought the family the "No Stress Chess" game for Christmas so Doug could teach the kids how to play chess.  He knows how and they don't.  Neither do I, actually.  
Anyway, watching them play yesterday gave me the idea to photograph the pieces today.  While I was doing so, Alex came upstairs to show me the blackberry seed he was able to save after eating a blackberry.  (See it there - right by the knight [horse] piece?  Yeah, I didn't notice it until I was editing.  :))  He wants to plant it.  Anywho ...
So he starts knocking down all the pieces and picked up this black pawn to continue his barrage.  I captured his cute little hand just before he destroyed the rest of the pieces.  Of the two dozen or so photos I took of the chess pieces, this is my absolute favorite.  To see the one I had envisioned, that turned out pretty cool too, go to my Flickr page.


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12 comments:

Danelle said...

I love this! All my boys play chess. I stink at it though. They can all beat me.

Birgitta said...

This is cool and different! Like it!

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HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I really, really like this a lot! So unique. I'd say you've captured a 'checkmate' of photos for the week.

My Monday feature is: COLORFUL fungus

Lillianna said...

All my girls love playing chess. Their grandfather has thought them how.
I like it too, but I really hate to loose...

/Lillianna

Jaime said...

Like this! Great perspective. I've never understood chess...might have to look into this one.

Sheri said...

I like the perspective!

Karen said...

Cool shot!

Tammie Lee said...

nice capture!

Michelle said...

This is a great capture...love the close up of the hand moving the piece.

Coffee Queen said...

What a grat shot!

lisaschaos said...

May not be the planned shot but I really like it!

Gretchen said...

Definitely a cool perspective. I love the story to go along with it... and the seed! =)