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Self portrait of me doing my best Bobby Fischer imatation. The position on the board is actually from a game Fischer played against GM Bisguier in 1957.

S 1/4, f 2.8, ISO 200, mini tripod and self timer, all ambient light.

Please comment or critique. Thanks!!
© Donald K. Cherry
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S  J
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/30/2004
    A beautifully lit self portrait, Don! Great expression, concept and over-all composition! Your creative imagination is working overtime!!! Very well done, my dear friend! I like it a lot!


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11/13/2004 5:31:00 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Thanks you very much, Sanjay! If my creative imagination doesn't work overtime, I will get left behind by the works of you and other talented photographers at BP!


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11/13/2004 5:55:53 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/27/2001
 

Ahhhh, yes, I remember it well. If I'm not mistaken, next it was 'rook to Bishop 2 - 'mate', eh…'

Wonderfull presentation, Donald, the b&w works well to portray the 'stark reality of the game'. Very well done, my dear friend - your good friend, Alla


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11/13/2004 6:39:23 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Thanks for the comment, Allan. I used to play this game a lot when I was in college, but have a hard time finding time and quality players now!

Take care my good friend!! Don


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11/13/2004 6:45:27 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Great setup and great acting, Don. I love the chessboard reflection in your glasses.

Since you asked, a few minor suggestions... the upper right reflection is a bit hot (a flat painted wall or a cloth might be better) ... a higher f-stop (maybe f8) might keep both your hand and your face in focus.


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11/13/2004 6:51:11 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Neat idea, setup and self-portrait Don! It's nice to see you. I also think it could use more light and a smaller aperture. Good job!!


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11/13/2004 7:04:18 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Thanks so much for the comments and advice, Wally and Murry!


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11/13/2004 7:36:29 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Very cool Don! Love it! -K


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11/13/2004 10:45:22 AM

 
Phil S
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Don,

A very neat photograph! I like the black and white along with the angle at which you took the photograph. You captured some very nice detail and you sure look like your thinking ahead about the move your about to make!


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11/13/2004 4:34:39 PM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Thank you, K and Phillip! Phillip, I was an avid student of this great game for a number of years, especially during my college days and have a great respect and admiration for the great players!


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11/13/2004 5:21:34 PM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Wonderful image Don, love the shot!

Best wishes Linnea


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11/14/2004 6:14:13 PM

 
Isabel L
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I love this picture the best donald!!!!!!!!!!!


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11/15/2004 2:58:51 PM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Thanks so much, Linnea and Izzy! This is my fav of the series too!


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11/15/2004 3:02:34 PM

 
S  J
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CONGRATS on this great FINALIST, Don!! I'm so happy and proud of you!!! Good luck in the next round, my dear friend!


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12/15/2004 10:13:43 PM

 
Gen Nagase
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/31/2003
 

CONGRATS, Donald!!!
Well deserved!


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12/15/2004 10:29:22 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Congratulations yet again, Donald!! Very well deserved FINALIST!


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12/15/2004 10:40:09 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Very clever, Don, and great use of B&W, congratulations on reaching the finals again, and best of luck!


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12/16/2004 12:42:10 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Donald, congratulations on your finalist selection. Well done, and good luck in the next step - your good friend, Allan


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12/16/2004 4:14:20 AM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Excellent job Don!
Congrats on this well deserved finalist!

Best wishes Linnea


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12/16/2004 9:00:20 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/17/2003
 

CONGRATULATIONS, Donald, and the very best of luck in the next judging stage!
Aloha,
Stan


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12/16/2004 11:03:29 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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congratulations...


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12/16/2004 11:40:39 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
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Congratulations Donald!!! Perserverance pays off!!!!!!!!!11


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12/16/2004 3:34:56 PM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Thank you very much, Sanjay, Nobi, Dan, Carol, Allan, Linnea, Stan, Colleen and Cindy! I really appreciate all the wonderful comments!


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12/16/2004 3:39:08 PM

 
Isabel L
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:) Nice. Congrats donald. And good luck!


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12/17/2004 5:03:05 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations, Don!!!


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12/18/2004 1:02:51 PM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Thank you, Isabel and Colette!


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12/18/2004 3:07:28 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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I am stunned that I never saw this image! What a great self portrait, Don!
And congratulation (rather late) on it on reaching the finals.


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11/2/2005 8:27:33 AM

 
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