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“Chess problems demand from the composer the same virtues that characterize all worthwhile art : originality, invention, conciseness, harmony, complexity, and splendid insincerity.”- Vladimir Nabokov, ‘Poems and Problems’, 1969
chess, game, grunge, strategy, texture
Painter, Illustrator, sometime Designer, maniacal Doodler, Photographic Artist.
Funnily enough I don’t consider myself to be a photographer – that’s for the talented folks who actually know what their camera’s do.
My illustrations & designs are over here :Redrockit
never played chess in my life,,,, but love this image,,, fantastic tones and textures,,, well done Rosemary
Thanks Wendy, I’ve never played either….never known anyone who could teach me! Don’t know if I’m much of a strategist either :))
– Rosemary Scott
Thankyou Kathy :))
Beautiful image…makes it look as if it is a static, stale game, though.
Glad you like it Dragan, Thankyou. Sadly I have no idea what state the game was in ….. I don’t know how to play…..:))
Thankyou very much :))
So nice of you Zuzana, Thankyou very much :))
This is so beautiful. I love the texture and just the contrast of the black piece against the white ones. Great shot … as always!!
Thanks so much Caroline. I’ve had this shot for a while & kept forgetting about it…. I’m pleased I finally remembered it !
I like this picture. I used to play chess on the Web a few years ago and it was fun, although stressful. But my pieces didn’t have such texture and arrangement. It’s beautiful but if this King doesn’t move over fast enough, it will be checkmate… unless His Majesty is running after the brave little white soldier!
I’m glad you have some idea about what’s going on, because I have no clue!! I’ve always wanted to learn the game….. but being married to a soldier means I usually get destroyed in strategy games!!!
Fabulous find & capture Rosemary – love the contrast & comp – texture really adds to the mood !! Play occasionally with Dan & the boys – I never win – very frustrating (lol) !! LOVE IT !! :)
Thanks so much Deb! This is actually in Hyde Park…. it was Australia Day, with a large crowd standing around watching the chess…. I wondered if I was the only one who had no idea what was going on LOL!!It’s nice that you know how to play….. we bought a chess board with the intention of teaching ourselves….. still haven’t done it though….
Great shot, Rosemary. I agree that the simple things are over looked. My world is small..so I have to try to get creative with the simple things around me. Love you works.
Thanks very much for taking a look Carmen. :))
Thanks rose :))