This one proved to be more difficult that I’d thought. I liked the shapes of the chess pieces and the contrast between the blacks and the whites. I wanted to arrange the composition so that there was a strong diagonal line. What could be simpler? Well…I hadn’t accounted for the fact that the chessboard was in a play area with lots of kids. I would be ready to take the picture when one (or more) children would come up and move the chess pieces. This happened over and over again. I’d be ready to click the shutter and they’s move the pieces. I’d wait until they left and then move them back and get ready again. Then another child would appear…and the process would repeat. Eventually a long enough gap between children appeared and I took the picture.

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