Thursday, April 06, 2006


And now for something completely different. I took a few shots of my backgammon board. This was my wife's favorite photo of the lot. Perhaps I'll post my favorite at a later date. Tried a few different things with the DoF, but felt this was best. I love backgammon. This was actually my parents' board from when they were my age (mid twenties). Bethany and I play often.

By the way, I'm loving having a tripod. I find that I think a lot more about composition when I use one. Why is that?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

you think of composition because you no longer have to worry about holding your camera as well as you can manipulate your tripod to obtain the best photo, therefore giving you time to consider your subject before you take the picture.

I'm glad you're continuing to have fun this photography.

4:21 PM, April 06, 2006  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

really neat design of the colors and pattern...i like the angle and perspective:-) great capture

5:31 PM, April 06, 2006  
Blogger Jill said...

Wonderful!! Nicely done.

I, too, love this game. Used to play all the time. acey doocy!!

I just got a tripod yesterday, for the first time!! Have not tried it yet. Say you love yours?? Has it helped you a lot?? email me if you like.

nice shot!!

8:04 PM, April 06, 2006  
Blogger Laurie said...

Great job! I really like this.

I had this great tripod from 25 years ago that I was using, until it broke a few weeks ago :(. (It had been my dad's before that, so I'm not sure how old it really was.)

I purchased a new one for my birthday. It's great but it was so expensive and not built anywhere near as well as my old one. They just don't make them like they used to. It is a lot lighter, I will give it that.

8:34 PM, April 06, 2006  
Anonymous david said...

nice angle - did you win?

8:45 PM, April 06, 2006  
Anonymous Sinem said...

I love backgammon, still trying to get Suby into it. Great angle!

1:22 AM, April 07, 2006  
Blogger Bethany said...

The only problem with this picture in our house is that it is a constant reminder of who always wins....ME! can't be good at EVERYTHING! :)

8:23 AM, April 07, 2006  
Blogger heather said...

Tim (Bethany's friend from TWU, Heather, here), what a fantastic photo. I'm a hobby photoist myself so I'm really enjoying browsing through your work - and I"m learning stuff! So cool! This shot of the backgammon board is really great.

How neat too that you have your parents' old board. My dad and I have a board that we've been playing on since I was 12 or 13. He taught me to play and I only really ever play with him. Good memories.

9:39 AM, April 07, 2006  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Thanks for your recent visit and comments on my blog! I can tell from first glance you have some excellent content on here which I will enjoy looking at.

This is a great shot! Very nice angle, colour and content. I still need to get a tripod and have wished I had one at least a dozen times already since I got my DSLR. In fact, the most recent post on my blog was a night show with a 13 second exposure...I had to rest the camera on some guy's car, hence the odd framing...a tripod would have made all the difference!

10:08 AM, April 07, 2006  
Blogger Ash said...

Excellent angle and composition!

I use a tripod sometimes. Helps get sharp pictures and i can also get to experiment with different apertures!

10:20 AM, April 07, 2006  
Blogger Ali said...

Great! I really like the camera placement in this shot. Great work!

11:33 AM, April 07, 2006  
Blogger Joy said...

Great photo Tim! A very good perspective on your board. I love using my tripod, though most of the time I am down on the ground for my shots. So I use a small piece of wood or a bean bag, but taking the extra time to set up the tripod gives you more of an opportunity to think about your picture, and can sometimes produce a better photo. :)

1:36 PM, April 07, 2006  
Blogger Adam Lee Dalziel said...

probably think about composition more beacuse you have to take the time to set up the tripod just right - glad your having fun with this new hobbie - great picture too -really sharp stuff and I love the detail - never really played back gammon - but now i;d like to try - thanks tim - its really nice to see you come along so quickly with this phtogrpahy lark!!

6:26 PM, April 07, 2006  
Blogger The Tart said...

Very cool pic. I used to play this all the time!

Oh dear, first the tripod, next thinking... one day we will say we knew U! ; )

Big game smooch,
The Tart

BTW.. my butterfly pic, pure luck... they were strung fm a ceiling and I just looked up and clicked, double clicked lots!

1:22 PM, April 09, 2006  

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