#9.0: Tres Cosas

9-a

II/2016, Berlin – Neopan 400 (at 800), Xtol, Canon QL17GIII

After I was celebrating the exhibition I wrote about in “The Exhibition Cam“, I forgot about a film in the QL17 GIII, one of my favorite cameras. The lens is soft, but sharp and bright. The rangefinder camera is relatively compact and I like the focal length: 40mm is great for me.

Four weeks later I was asked to get back to the chess board. Two years ago I quit playing in the league, because with the two girls, I could only choose: it was either photography or playing chess. Keeping both was impossible, because I use to delve deeply into things I am interested in – and my time has become very precious since our two daughters are hopping around. I chose photography because I can share the results better. No regrets, and I’ve already archieved all aims I had in chess.

9-b

When I was asked to play again the club was short of players on that particular weekend. I took the camera with me, but I had not the chance to compose better, because I wanted to shoot quickly and was not in the mood to fiddle around with composing too much. To my eye, the scene looks a little sad. Not because of the setting, and the opponents are nice people. It’s a feeling of loneliness which I am reminded of. Chess is a little world, as Grandmaster Jan Hein Donner put it once in his book “The King”.

9-c

Most of the chess shots were disappointing, but the gallery shot of the exhibition from outside through a big window I like very much (first picture shown here). My wife says there is a special Eighties flavour about it and I agree.

When I came home after having to play the longest game of the team match (successfully – a Sicilian with colours reversed, unbalanced material and good chances to lose in the critical phase of the second half) I was accompanied when chilling out a little afterwards. So the rest of the film was left for some diary shots in a relaxed mood.

9-d

 

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