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Day 7 – Checkmate

Somehow chess has taken over my house… I’m not sure how I’ve never been into chess and my wife has never expressed any interest in it.  The kids finally convinced her to go to a chess club at the local library and have been hooked ever since.

MAN DOWN!!

I really, really like this picture. This is a major WWMD (What Would Macgyver Do) shot. I really was hoping that I could figure out how to use my flash off camera. No such luck. So a crappy little LED flash light on a tote held in place by my wife, a long shutter speed and there you go. I converted it to BW in camera and used GIMP to clean up some of the dirt and dings in the board.

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Day 3 – Reload

My hard drive has been failing for quite a while.  I finally got around to getting a new and I am in the fun process of rebuilding from a backup.  I do like Windows 7 for the record, but my primary system is a Fedora version of Linux.

Once again this is a picture that I am not thrilled with the focus it does not seem as sharp as it ought to be.  I do like the angles and how I used the rule of thirds in a diagonal.  the color contrast is nice as well.  I used a speed light and a 8.5X11 piece of paper to create some fill light on the right side.

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Day 1 – The Beginning

Like all journeys this one has a beginning.  This one started in Logan as I went to take pictures in honor of my one year anniversary of getting my Nikon D40.  While I was there Belinda said you need to do a 365 challenge with me.  I wanted to but was unsure.  I took this picture of the sushi just in case I decided that I was going to go through with it.

I arranged the food and cleared the table of things I could see through the view finder, and snapped off a couple of shots.  After adjusting the white balance I liked the color.  I like the lines and and the angles.  I wish the shadows weren’t so harsh.  I Macgyvered a couple of things with this shot.  I used a chopstick wrapper as a flash diffuser (to try and soften the shadows and add some fill) and used a napkin (clean of course) as a “gray” card to set the WB.

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