The chess board was installed in Hyde Park in 1972 (History). The board is located at the northern end near St James station. When I worked in the city I used to wonder over and watch during lunch hour. Generally people, I think, consider it slow game so I thought I’d try to capture some action by blurring the movement with a variable neutral density filter fitted to the camera’s lens.

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Camera Fuji X-E1
Lens XF23mmF1.4 R
ISO 200
Focal Length 23.0 mm (35.0 mm in 35mm)
Aperture f/4
Exposure Time 1/6 second
Date Taken 2013-12-13 at 10:27 am

2 thoughts on “Moving

  1. I love photographing this chess board and others wherever I may find them – not too many to date. I love the shadows in this photo. They complement the squares on the board. As far as slowness goes, when Tony used to work in Manly many years ago, he and a number of his work colleagues at the time forked out and got a PO Box in Manly so they could do their correspondence chess during their lunch hours. Slow? Well, yes, and that’s because they had to wait for post cards to arrive from Russia, for instance, and then they’d have their next moves. Those who’ve only used the internet during their life times wouldn’t have a clue.


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