26 October 2012

A Fisheye View of Chess

The short list for this edition of Flickr Friday was between two photos from San Francisco. The other choice was a spiral staircase at Mechanics' Institute Library.

Founded in 1854 to serve the vocational needs of out-of-work gold miners, the Institute today is a favorite of avid readers, writers, downtown employees, students, film lovers, chess players, and the 21st century nomadic worker who needs a quiet place to plug in a laptop and do research. (Wikipedia)

The chess shot won.

Chess Game, Market Street, San Francisco © Flickr user e.b. image under Creative Commons.

'This photo also appears in Fisheye Fanatics, Alphaholics Anonymous [Sony Alpha], and several HDR groups [High Dynamic Range imaging; see also the Mechanics' Institute photo].'

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