These days, I am more busy taking chess photos than actually playing chess. It's a very satisfying effort. While not quite ready to stop playing tournament games, photography is likely to be something I'll do more often.
On my recent trip to Brisbane, I had plenty of opportunity to photograph the players and other personalities. And so, I must thank them first and foremost for their relax and welcoming nature. My only regret is that I failed to photograph all of the main Championship players. Next time then.
And how else to direct you to my flickr account but to present my most photogenic subject - Arianne Caoili?
Please feel free to browse through these images and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did taking them. I've also included some shots of touristy spots. For example, there is the Brisbane Casino - truly a fave of players and arbiters after the day's hard work. I don't gamble myself, but I hear a player or two lost a few quid.
For our international readers in colder regions, if it's sun and heat you want - then Brisbane is the place for you!