This was a very enjoyable shoot. I only had access to the glass chess set for a weekend and had some specific ideas I wanted to explore. I know the metaphor of the shot is very obvious with the fallen king. It is still a nice shot that was fun to do.
In this shot I lit the chess pieces from behind with a small softbox. No need for flash I just used the model light mode on the studio light. The photograph was shot using a Nikon D-70 ISO 200 at 1/50 sec, F/8 on a nice sturdy Manfrotto tripod.
I have only done a few night time photographs, the best of which is probably my St. Louis skyline shot found in my Digital Art Gallery.
This photo of a church also turned out fairly well and has a dramatic quality to it, I think. I should have waited to do this shot a little later though, as it is I had to wait a while for there to be as few cars in the shot as possible trying to time it with the traffic lights. This is St. Francis Xavier College Church in St. Louis, Missouri at Grand Ave and Lindell Blvd.