Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Checkmate & Pixel Perfect Award


We found this particular setting in a furniture store and thought the colors, patterns, lines, angles and shadows would make for an interesting photograph.




As you know, the Pixel Perfect award is given occasionally by Jacob and Lois Anne of Ocala Daily Photo to one of our outstanding photo bloggers.

We have been watching Mary Stebbins Taitt of Mary's Detroit Photoblog for some months and have been very impressed with her work.

Thus, we give the Pixel Perfect Award to Mary, "a photo blogger who exhibits exceptional photographic skills in terms of artistic creativity, composition, sharpness and exposure."

Please check out her blog and enjoy her beautiful photographs!

Congratulations, Mary!

27 comments:

melanie said...

J'aime beaucoup ces couleurs vives !

Per Stromsjo said...

Most appropriate in such a place. Transparent table and all.

Vogon Poet said...

I would say more than interesting: stunning, creative... wonderful! Really a great picture.

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup, surtout avec la transparence de la table
I like very much, especially with the transparence of the table

Kcalpesh said...

"Seems like there was not just a game of chess but, a real war between two kings and their armies.... why else would the chess board be so red...." Well, I just tried to interpret something different... Nice red&black carpet nicely shot! I like the shine at the bottom right of the picture!

Marie said...

Congratulations, Mary !
Mary is a multitalented lady. She is a good painter and a great poet too.

The colors and the "grain" of your photo are very refined.

magiceye said...

perfect composition!
magnificent capture!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Thanks for the link to Mary's blog. I agree its outstanding!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Yes, that photograph of the chair is indeed perfect in all aspects. Beautiful!

I just saw Mary's blog. She has some creative work out there.

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Nathalie said...

I did follow the link and really enjoyed Mary's photos. Your checkered floor is a beauty too, great angle!

Lois said...

You were right! That is an excellent photograph.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

What a strong concentration of red and black. I like your composition. You have such a strong eye for color.

James said...

Hi Jocob. I love the colors and pattern of the picture also the title is perfect.
Congrats to Mary!

Jarart said...

I like that floor! It makes a very interesting picture.

Frank said...

Mary's Detroit is terrific and I'm now following it. (Thanks for the link.) The tiles are the best part of this shot. It doesn't matter what is placed on them the place really comes to life. Love those colors!

Daryl said...

What an interesting floor .. I like the contrasts .. good shot .. and congrats to Mary!

Juergen Kuehn said...

Congrats to Mary!

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

Wow, this picture is perfect! ......
Great shot!

Best regards
Asta

PS: Congratiolations to Mary-:)

JM said...

Fantastic composition and colours!
And congratulations, Mary!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful honor Jacob and Lois, and thank you to all of you who have come to visit me.

Unfortunately on this eventful occasion, I was called away. But I will be posting the award shortly. THANK YOU!

Your shot for today is pin sharp and excellent! Beautiful colors and crispness.

m_m said...

I like this floor:)

Becky said...

I LOVE this picture! One of my favourites yet. You have an excellent eye and deserve a pixel perfect award yourself!

And yes, you're right...it won't be long now. A friend who was due 2 days after me gave birth last night, so there's light at the end of the tunnel!

Jacob said...

@ Becky - My best wishes to you! If we don't see a posting for awhile...well, we know what that means!

tapirgal said...

I love this! It has such rich and beautiful colors. The shadow across the chair really helps make this photo, IMHO! I followed your link to Detroit and discovered a wonderful new blog, so this was a double treat. Thank you!

Small City Scenes said...

Congrats to Mary.
Love the shot--it looks like a picture I saw on a book cover--once--a mystery I believe. I love the edging of the glass table. Great capture. MB

Juergen Kuehn said...

Not only an interesting photo, Jacob, it shows also your artistic disposition!

Vivian said...

Pixel perfect indeed! Great angle and color contrast. There is something about this photo that is very inviting.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson