Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Games people play

Chess anyone?
Just a picture I took at the Great Lakes Medieval Fair. Cropped and texture added.

26 comments:

  1. That's a really great table!! Don't play chess however, to complicated for me :)

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  2. Wish I had learned to play Chess. It is such a great game. But that is a great picture. What fun.
    Have a great evening.

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  3. Nice table! My brother taught me how to play chess!
    Thank you for visiting my blue jewellery post. Blue is such a wonderful colour!
    Hugs,
    Anna

    For the benefit of other readers:
    Anna's Rainbow Blue Jewellery

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  4. Awesome photo, and I always love me a good game of chess too.

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  5. Neat! I think they have problem moving the game somewhere else though :)

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  6. I had to do a second take on this photo Ann. At first I thought it was one of those trick versions that pretends to be an object but in fact is a chalk drawing or something similar. I won't let on how long I have been staring at it ....

    I almost fell asleep. Lol!!

    It is pouring with rain over here absolutely pouring. I can't stop the cat from wanting to keep going out in it and every time she comes back in she looks like a drowned rat. I get her dry she eats some food and woosh she's there sitting at the back door waiting to go back into it. At least she won't need a bath!! Lol!

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  7. What a beautiful chess set/table!

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  8. Cool shot, Ann. Never learned to play chess but I guess it's never too late to learn?

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  9. Fun photos ~ sadly ~ I don't know how to place chess. Not even checkers. Sad isn't it? :)

    Hope you are having a lovely week Ann!
    xo Catherine

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  10. I really like that photo! It'd be great in a game room!

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  11. I like playing Chess. :D

    Nice editing you did for the photo! :D

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  12. I love board games...I was brought up with them and have passed that on to my children...we play chess and so many others. Board games seem to becoming a dying art in this age of technology!!

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  13. I tried my hand at chess back in high school, but they said that I wasn't very good at it. Furthermore, the teacher would get really irritated at me whenever I would jump-up and yell-out, "KING ME," while doing a little dance. Evidently, chess is supposed to be played quietly by those with more refined manners.

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  14. Wonderful picture Ann. And thanks for reminding me. Our fair is coming up in four weeks.

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  15. I love that board/table! I want one, I want one. Great pic Annie.

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  16. You have such a good eye for what will make a great picture. Love the bare earth with the roots and twigs.

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  17. I used to play chess. When I was in college and smart. Now I am busy chasing two toddlers and I can barely remember my age.

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  18. Out on the prairie. Yes you get the first move :)

    Marg My brother taught me years ago but I was never very good at the game

    Anna my brother taught me also

    Urban cowboy I just wish I could play better

    Roschelle, thanks

    Vanilla seven yeah, this one isn't too portable

    Jean I just thought this was an awesome looking game table

    kloggers take as long as you like :) Duke is like that when it rains, it could be coming down in buckets and he wants to go outside

    Sheri I thought so too

    poetic shutterbug I learned just not very well...lol

    catherine, I can play checkers a little better than I can play chess. You were probably just busy learning better stuff that's all :)

    beaded tail it would wouldn't it? Too bad I don't have a game room :)

    junezach, I never really could get in to the game that much, maybe because I stink at it...lol

    allotments4you I've always enjoyed playing board games too, I could never get my kids all that interested in them though.

    Jen thank you very much

    fishhawk well then it sounds like you and I would make worthy opponents in a rousing or should I say rowdy game of chess :)

    Russ thanks, hope you enjoy yours as much I did this one

    Miawa I bet this wouldn't really be all that hard to make. Sounds like a good weekend project

    Sharkbytes very pleased that you think so :)

    ann martin I think it's more that I tend to take so many pictures of just about anything that you can't help finding at least a few that really stand out

    Nico LOL, I know the feeling.

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  19. I love this ~ the colors are great and so is the table.
    So...exactly what does it mean to add texture. (showing my complete lack of photography skills here)

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  20. What a great idea for a outdoor table. I would have to do checkers I don't know how to play chess.

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  21. Marie thanks. Adding texture is done in a editing program. You layer something over top of your photo and play with opacity and blending modes to give the picture a worn or textured look. It can make a huge difference in my opinion. Some people prefer pictures to be untouched though. Just a matter of taste really

    b boys mom I think a table like this would be pretty easy to make too. I can play both but prefer checkers.

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