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Nikon D2X


Capture Date/Time: February 26, 2006 12:03
Focal Length: 150 mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/13 - .4 sec
ISO: 100
Flash: None

My oldest competed in the Illinois State Chess Tournament yesterday. I spent most of the day wandering around with my camera and bag full of lenses. Chess tournaments are amazing to watch. Little kids are playing with dolls and coloring books one minute while they are waiting, and then they sit down and use wits and focus that are far above what most adults can muster. Here are the opening moves in round 2 of the day. It's a flurry of activity. Each round can last up to an hour, and as matches are over the kids leave the table. More to come...



Comments


02.27.06, 12:59 PM, Gary:

looks like they're playing a mile a minute with all the motion blur,very cool


02.27.06, 02:35 PM, Still:

Such a concentration. Funny and colorful shot...


02.27.06, 08:04 PM, Jeremi:

That's awesome! I bet you had a blast with your camera! This is really cool with the long ss. Nice job, love your creative shots!


02.27.06, 09:58 PM, Matthew Greco:

very nice frame! I really like the lines of heads and the movement of the arms.


02.27.06, 10:34 PM, Duane Bong:

Back in college I played in one of these mass tournaments against Jonathan Mestel. He played against 42 of us simultaneously - and won 41 games + 1 draw.


02.27.06, 10:51 PM, Sidney:

Bright minds at work !


02.28.06, 06:10 AM, Chantal:

great impression, good angle.


03.02.06, 02:07 PM, Alicia:

Look at those little heads at work :)



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