Monday, May 18, 2009

I Heart Chess

I Heart Chess

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Inside Caffe Fiore on Sunset Hill the morning sun illuminates a wooden inlay chessboard table. This is one of the ways I like to "come to" in the morning. I thought it might be a good way for us all to start the work week.

16 comments:

Fio said...

Absolutely fantastic shot!!
So... you need to visit my coffe&tea blog :-)

Greetings from Gliwice Daily Photo !

Shell Sherree said...

You were right, Kim! This is a stunning photo. Beautiful.

Bibi said...

Ah.....this is lovely and inviting, and the little imperfections in the wood make the photo.

Kate said...

Cafe and chess are not a bad combination.

brattcat said...

The imperfections in the chessboard make me think of Alice falling down the rabbit hole. Funny association for such a beautiful shot.

Katie said...

Thanks for the coffee and beautiful photo this morning! Any good treats to go with the coffee at Caffe Fiore?

Virginia said...

I Heart this photo!!!! The light made me swoon. Good one Kim.
V

Karen/Svenska Studios said...

Kim: We should all be so lucky to start our Monday morning with warm light and hot java in an inviting place. Great photo.

Clueless in Boston said...

It looks like two of the knights got a little cantankerous and fought it out with a few holes in the board resulting.

Bob Crowe said...

Such good composition and subtle use of warm color. The best part of it is that this battle field has shell craters.

Irina said...

I love the mood of your photo. Excellent job!

Abe Lincoln said...

Fabulous. Reminds me. My chessboard is somewhere and to think how many hours I played with my children. Then they all learned how to beat me and I quit. Same thing happened with ping pong. I really like this photo. Lots of memories in the pot were stirred.

Gobsmacked

Julie said...

I like the setup, Kim: the light, the angle, the colours. Nice way to come into the day, indeed ...

Miranda McAfee said...

The texture in the wood is fantastic, and the warm light. Great way to start the week.

Kim said...

Thank you very much, one and all. This is one of those straight out of the camera shots. The light was so nice and warm as I was sitting there I just thought I'd see how the camera would do with such strong light and was happy to see the image wasn't blown out. I thought this was sort of a Seattle counterpart to Eric's classic Parisian table top scene, and I thought of a shot I took a couple years ago at Uptown Cafe in the Cascade neighborhood, also in strong light that surprisingly turned out with okay exposures.

I like all your remarks about knights and battle craters. That's too funny. I get pretty serious when I'm playing, and it is so fun to have a well-matched worthy opponent (read that: I'm just like Abe, I like to win ;^) ). And Abe, glad this brought up such good memories. My daughter learned how to play chess in elementary school, then taught me so that she would have someone to play with. Later in her seventh grade year we both took a class in it together. That's when I started beating her and SHE stopped playing with me!

Thanks very much for stopping by to comment, and I hope the rest of the week shapes up well for you all,
-Kim

Mike said...

That is cool. You can get a game with someone there? I played chess since 1996. I play 3 minute games most of the time.