This blog is devoted to the application of optical fibers in photography. I have several homemade (DIY) flash adapters channeling the light from the flash close to the lens. The technique can be used mainly for macro photography, but I will show examples for wide angle close focus techniques as well. The recent version is called fiberstrobe V3, hence the name of the blog is "fiberstrobe".

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The White King

Last week I decided to take some photos of my chess figures. Recently I play a lot with my 5 and half-year-old son and when I concentrate enough sometimes I have a chance to win. He has really a talent for this game (I hope). I've never been really into chess. When I was young my father convinced me to go to a chess club. At my age there was only a girl as a potential opponent. And she always won. Always. You can imagine that my chess carrier was over soon.
However, I like these chess figures a lot. They were made by a distant relative of my family who passed away couple of years ago. The carving is a kind of masterpiece. I still like them a lot and my favourite figure is "The White King". This figure always reminds me to the excellent book of Gyorgy Dragoman. I can just recommend it. It's not an easy reading but I haven't read such strong book recently and I even enjoyed the second reading a lot.
You can find some review about this book below:
The New York Times

The Washington Post

And here comes my try on " The White King". I used sony a100 with a wireless flash with the rim-light adapter attached to it. This special lighting brings out the texture and the details very well.

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