CTE Weekly Photo Challenge: Q is for Queen


I had a lot of ideas for Q – Quench. Quilt. Quarter. Quick. Quote. But time kept getting the better of me, because I didn’t have a lot of time to really set something up. Nor did I see anything that screamed, “Photography me! I start with Q.”

One of my colleagues, Ingrid Rauter, who also does the CTE Weekly Photo Challenge, photographed a Quarry. We chatted for a bit about some option, and she mentioned Queen, as in a chess board piece. Well, I had a chess board my dad had made and thought I could take a great shot.

I started with my GoPro, placing it on the chess board and snapping a shot or two. I even added a black drape behind it to get rid of a busy background. I also tried some with my Canon 60D with two different lenses. But none of them had the setup I really wanted. Here’s the photo I settled on for the challenge.

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GoPro | Photo Setting

I think what would have helped would have been to find someone who would have played me in a game of chess, and then I could pause the game and photograph the setup every time I thought the Queen was in a good photographic setup. Alas, that didn’t happen, but I don’t expect to take a masterpiece in every single setup.

~signed, Carltonaut

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