Kings and Knights - created by woodztockr


Kings and Knights
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Thanks:
http://www.sxc.hu/photo/406969
knights fighting
jmjvicente

http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/94472
one knight on horse
ronnieb

http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1208374
other knight on horse
kamila t (5 years and 3004 days ago)

3 Sources:

avatar arkncheeze

LOL... I kinda find the whole scene funny... However the knights fighting on the bridge might need some shadow below their feet...

Also the knight on the right( in the bridge) need some masking between his arm...

Edit: Ahhhhh.. A stalemate... Nice... And the pic looks better now...

author says:

Thanks for the advice.... I think I fixed it!? Primarily I was trying to get rid of the rails and make it look good!? The picture is a chess metaphor kings fighting and last soldiers are the knights on the horses.... it should be a draw and no one wins.

avatar GolemAura
GolemAura says:

this is just a great take on the source.. good luck (you are an old soul)

avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

I'd lose the mounted knight in the background...it looks just like what it is: a statue, and placing it between the two fighting figures is distracting. Also, you lost some of the foreground knight's sword.

avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Looks better now...good luck.

avatar arkncheeze

Aww now it's not a stalemate anymore... I liked the previous one better... This one fine as well( I already had cast my vote, so doesn't matter)... However instead of removing that knight you could have done an another thing...

But no need to edit it anymore, cause too much editing can ruin the feel of the picture... Just saying this so you can apply this to an another image...

Instead of removing that horse rider, you could have blurred him a bit and also blur the background( blur the background more than you blur the horse rider in the back...)

And then you could have blurred the horse rider in the front as well... This would have created a nice dof and more focus would have been drawn to those two swordsman on the ground...

As I said no need to edit it anymore... Was just giving an example...

author says:

arkncheeze.... I thought about CMYK46 remarks and made adjustments... with my metaphor for chess as the main thought, I'm a chess dork, and even with removing the knight from the background it's still a draw in chess unless the lonely king makes an obvious blunder... lol....thanks for the comments and advice it's truly appreciate and helpfull...hopefully hear from you again.

avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

This is great! Love the imagination, author! Shadows of foreground knight would be better darkened a bit more.

EDIT: Foreground Knight looks excellent now! Great job!

avatar vladimir735

Very cool! Some shadows on the front knight will be nice! And maybe you should blur the front knight to add some "Depth of Field feel" to the image Good Luck

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