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Chess Flex

Posted by
Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 1 August 2011 in Documentary & Street.

The only people on muscle beach with their shirts on, flexing their brains instead of their muscles.
Monday is a super busy day. Will be back to blogs by Tuesday!

NIKON D60 1/200 second F/10.0 ISO 200 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

I love the warm sunlight in the background. Also those huge chess pieces in back are impressive!

1 Aug 2011 5:11am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Black wins

1 Aug 2011 6:12am

PATRICK from miramas, France


1 Aug 2011 6:23am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Great composition and light

1 Aug 2011 6:32am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Wonderful. Love their concentration...and the heavy rich texture of that wire and those white chess pieces.

1 Aug 2011 6:36am

JCJ from Troyes, France

wonderful golden light!!

1 Aug 2011 6:45am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

So many levels of intensity in this . . the color, the game, the moment . . and, yes, the light !

1 Aug 2011 6:53am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie lumière ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée


1 Aug 2011 7:13am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful compo and (golden) light

1 Aug 2011 8:17am

Tomix from landerneau, France

they are cool!
fantastic light, great capture! 5*!

1 Aug 2011 8:32am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Looks like one of them overloaded and blew a fuse:) Great interplay of textures and people

1 Aug 2011 8:56am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Young V/S old...great competition & game.

1 Aug 2011 8:57am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

How wonderful.. agree with Grouser.. one of the guy had enough..

1 Aug 2011 9:12am

Ahmad from Isfahan, Iran

you've done at a excellent time with nice color of sun-set .

1 Aug 2011 12:06pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Looks like a tense moment in the game - lovely light you capture here with the interesting grill like background.

1 Aug 2011 12:10pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wonderful golden tones and a beautiful photo !

1 Aug 2011 1:18pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderfully warm and inviting shot Bettina! Great colours and atmosphere! Bravo! ;-)

1 Aug 2011 1:39pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

wieder so ein toller Schnappschuss - sehr dokumentarisch

1 Aug 2011 1:47pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A nice capture of this intense battle on the chess board. I like the observer who's interested but also taking it easy.

1 Aug 2011 2:39pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful light and great composition. Nice game and lovely colours. :)

1 Aug 2011 3:02pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Bettina magnificent image ... I love children, his gesture ... and old Mr. ... within a powerful! A hug, Adela

1 Aug 2011 3:03pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Amazing depth of rich colour in this shot.

1 Aug 2011 3:41pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great scene, they are not distracted by your prescence, they are deep in thought, wonderful capture and warm light.

1 Aug 2011 3:55pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

ein sehr gutes Foto.

1 Aug 2011 4:26pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

How do you do it? That light is so spectacular! Amazing! Life beyond the muscle-bound males. The mind benders are here!

1 Aug 2011 4:40pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Guy on the right is preparing for THE move

1 Aug 2011 7:05pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


1 Aug 2011 11:19pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Well that's a refreshing change. Ironic it's all in the same area.

1 Aug 2011 11:24pm

@Gary: Yeah, it's funny. Turn around and there's the muscle man.

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice capture.

2 Aug 2011 2:21am

k@ from Paris, France

Just love that light of yours and to see the chess stuff behind the honey-like net !

2 Aug 2011 6:44am

@k@: I don't know when the giant chess pieces come out. Maybe for the muscle men. ;)

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

Did age flex it's muscle? A great story here!

2 Aug 2011 11:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The old guy is flexing his brain pretty hard ready to deliver the knockout blow. A fine shot.

3 Aug 2011 3:13am

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

spot on.

3 Aug 2011 11:38pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Nice strret shot with a beautiful contrast. I like this kind of picture. Nicely done.
Have a nice day.

10 Aug 2011 8:36am

1/200 second
ISO 200
450 mm (35mm equiv.)