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Slight twist to my earlier shot Lonely at the top

Posted for the mysterious EXIF.

Used 3 LED torches.
Left: gelled it with blue cellophane
Right: gelled with red cellophane
Top: Not gelled – but it’s got a slight blue cast to it.

PS: My EXIF is showing max Aperture as 1.6 ….. and while I’d LOVE that to be true it isn’t!
Any ideas as to why it’s showing that for a 50mm f/1.8 lens?

Nikon D80
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
1/3 secs f/4.8


red, blue, board, light, lead, studio, domestic, led, chess, king, leader, strobe


  • David Geoffrey Gosling (Dave Gosling)
    David Geoffrey...about 4 years ago

    Nice work ! Love it

  • Thank you so much David!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...about 4 years ago

    This tops all the chess shots I have seen to date, very impressive piece Vikram!

  • Cheers Andrew – that is HUGE praise!! Thank you so much – means so much to me.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnabout 4 years ago

    Excellent work Vikram!

  • Thank you so, so much!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Craig Stronner
    Craig Stronnerabout 4 years ago

    I agree, this is awesome, great color and composition. Nice work mate

  • Thank you so much Craig!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Wolfdocter
    Wolfdocterabout 4 years ago

    This is one of those shots that just make’s one sit back and go… WOW!

  • Thank you so much David. Glad you liked it. It’s an oldie – just made public today.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 4 years ago

    Great work, perfect composition!

  • Thank you so much Denis – so pleased you like it!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroabout 4 years ago

    outstanding Vikram…

  • Thank you so much my friend!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Habout 4 years ago

    fantastic! love the title also!

  • Thanks Dinesh Got the title first and then the pic!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputabout 4 years ago

    Great shot my friend!!

  • Thank you so much Nat. Old shot – but hope to fight my way out of this funk (I’m tired!)

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Kym Howard
    Kym Howardabout 4 years ago

    Great shot Vikram not sure why the Odd aperture sometimes happens with me in long exposures tells me a time that is not accurate.

  • Thank you so much Kym!
    Lenka (read the reply below) – dug up a treasure trove of information to explain it!

    – Vikram Franklin

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