Checkmate :) The Queen takes the King
I took this picture under a church in Oia, Greece, I also made the
rough drawing on paper. I used to play chess every day some time
ago... The Queen is the most powerful piece in the game, being able
to move any number of squares vertically, horizontally or diagonally.
I intended to draw a skull ring, I finally opted for a hypnotic knot ring...
See the whole "Pencil Vs Camera" album
(The above photo has been shot with the Samsung NX10)
>>> Review from THE DAILY MAIL for this picture: "Trick of the eye:
Ben Heine's drawing takes optical illusion to a new level as this floor is
turned into a giant chessboard" (Kerry McQueeney, The Daily Mail,
See THIS VIDEO showing 18 Pencil Vs Camera images in
progress (with a small animation and some original music).
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A poem by Katie Gabrielle
Pawn, Knight, Bishop, Queen
And King 's mighty mean
Think once, then twice
Playing chess is not so nice
A game of cunning and of mind
Checkmate the King!
And win the game
Outfox the hand
From land unknown
And you shall be
Crowned Chess Queen
Yes, you alone!
Be better, smarter, quicker
Out think, outsmart, outwit
Win, defeat, lose, defy
Make that hand shake
and wonder why
It's fun you say
So come back again
and let's have a play
Said the hand to the mind
If you have half a brain
You'll agree, I'm right!