Real Life Chess Pieces

photo taken by me - chess people
Preston, England
February 21, 2016 1:32pm CST
This early photo from my collection shows why we should never go out without a camera to hand. I was walking through the Manchester city centre near St. Peter’s Square when I saw these students dressed as giant chess pieces. They had been running round on some art project of their own and adopted this pose because they were tired and worn out from whatever they had been doing. It is a capture I would have struggled to describe without a photo. I just hope if aliens fly near me in their saucer, it isn’t on the one day I forget to take my camera with me. Arthur Chappell
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@jaboUK (53920)
• United Kingdom
21 Feb 16
Good capture - I hardly ever take my camera with me except when I'm on holiday.
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@Scindhia (1947)
• Chennai, India
22 Feb 16
Our eyes are the best inbuilt camera Great photo! You can use a smart phone instead of a camera.
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• Preston, England
22 Feb 16
I wouldn't use most of a smart phone's functions so not much point in using one for me
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@Scindhia (1947)
• Chennai, India
22 Feb 16
@arthurchappell In that case, you can always carry your camera. You never know what you might see interesting next.
@Jessicalynnt (47854)
• Centralia, Missouri
21 Feb 16
Trying to figure out what piece is the green one lol, the castle I got.
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• Preston, England
22 Feb 16
I think the green piece might be a pawn. I expect the lady was Alice and this shoot they were doing was based on the chess game in Through The Looking Glass
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• Centralia, Missouri
22 Feb 16
@arthurchappell now that makes more sense
• United States
21 Feb 16
I take it you don't carry a cell phone?
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• Preston, England
21 Feb 16
yes but it is only capable of calls and texts - not much good for photos - I much prefer my proper cameras
• United States
21 Feb 16
@arthurchappell I like a the photos a camera produces over a cell phone.
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@TRBRocks420 (77406)
• Banks, Oregon
21 Feb 16
I am planning on getting a new camera soon and, I want to get one of those straps I can wear it around my neck lol.
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• Preston, England
21 Feb 16
I wear mine round my neck or I tend to forget it @TRBRocks420 - often almost lost it leaving it in bars so a strap ensures it stays with me
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• Preston, England
22 Feb 16
my big camera has straps - for my small one I clipped on a couple of lanyards I had lying around
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@Inlemay (16535)
• South Africa
22 Apr 16
that would have caught my fascination as well - they seem tired - maybe all royal-ed out
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@allknowing (65043)
• India
22 Feb 16
Good you were vigilant. Talking about man size chess pieces. I remember while I was holidaying a hotel had laid out a chess board as large as a play ground with huge chess pieces. We had to walk around and play the game.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Feb 16
I think that with my travel posts too. They'd be very boring without the photos.
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21 Feb 16
I love these sort of photos, capturing a moment that nobody else will. :)
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Feb 16
Isn't that the truth?! The one day you don't have it with you.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
21 Feb 16
Aliens can be quite annoying that way, as is the Loch Ness monster.
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@amnabas (10282)
• Karachi, Pakistan
21 Feb 16
Nicely captured... Sometimes it's fun to capture.
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@LoriAMoore (4765)
• United States
22 Feb 16
Good job capturing something very different.