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"The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand." Sun Tzu

I was messing around with some chess pieces, trying out some DOF techniques (I'm a bit of a newbie!) and it set me off thinking about battles. It's amazing what your imagination can do with a few bits of varnished wood! HMM :)

On another note, this was taken with a Canon because my friend let me play with his brand new DSLR. I think I'm in love ♥
Date: 2011-01-15 17:39:05

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stunning image (is it a Lewis chess set?)
Chris Mullineux 2011-01-15 19:15:47
nice DOF, not try for a swap? bet it was easier to use than your normal one!
overhoist 2011-01-16 21:25:17
Great focus. Not a Lewis chess set...
nz_willowherb 2011-01-17 03:01:19
but is is likely to be a chess set in Lewis
Chris Mullineux 2011-01-17 16:38:16
[] Nope definitely not a Lewis chess set, just a wee miniature one. But you're right, it IS in Lewis! ;-)

[] Hah, I wish! It sure was easier, I did a little dance when I realised I could achieve shallow DOF with a decent camera. Although I'm sure a better photographer than me could do it with my camera!

Thanks all for the comments! :)
Sarah, Outer Hebrides 2011-01-17 17:12:21
loVe the DOF!
great shot!
Shelly MacNeil - Conway 2011-01-17 22:35:30
... and now you're hooked...from now on there go your savings...:-)))
flickrized 2011-01-18 08:11:53
seems like they are playing themselves.. intelligent :)
DigiPhotos 2011-01-19 03:21:43
Great shot! Nice light and bokeh!
Miloš Prague 2011-01-22 20:23:29
Nice pieces, and what are the chances, two chess shots in a row lol, ace work love the dof and shine, HMM!
Ianmoran1970 2011-01-24 19:22:38
cool pic!
what's the tie in with the 'imagination' theme?

(Jon Downs) 2011-01-24 19:22:46
[] Cool, I never noticed until I uploaded it, must have been a few seconds apart!
[] Sorry, I thought the quote spoke for itself but maybe my imagination is a little quirky lol. I've updated the description.

Thanks everyone :)
Sarah, Outer Hebrides 2011-01-24 20:02:24
Lovely sharp macro shot. Chess is game of imagination and stragedy! :-)

Seen in Macro Mondays group.
cheap birthday 2011-01-24 20:21:44
Super DOF & clarity. HMM!
marysmyth(NOLA13) ️ 2011-01-24 22:41:51
superb DOF... great macro shot! Well done!
Monica & Cebolinha 2011-01-24 23:01:45
lovely chess figures and great work! Happy MM!
{ kind of turquoise 2011-01-25 01:15:44
Awesome compo and DOF. Good take on the theme. HMM!
-=[Joms]=- 2011-01-25 01:16:08
Wonderful light and DoF! Great image. HMM!
heisajo 2011-01-25 03:16:17
nice choice of aperture and great composition! hmm!
craiginvan 2011-01-25 07:24:34
Thanking you all! :)
Sarah, Outer Hebrides 2011-01-27 19:15:50
awesome focus!! :)
sugarplum.8.16. 2011-01-28 04:55:07
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