I used an area light to represent a window and added a point light to represent an interior lamp and I like the resulting effect on the board but it does make the shadows less pronounced.
Great board and set well lit. I like the clock addition too.
Time passed on the clocks but no moves were made!
i know but i thought they were less interesting just pointing up
You could always make a couple of moves on the board.
I’m really liking the lighting on that second render. Nicely done, and I like the clock as well.