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Challenge: Board Games (Minimal Editing*)
Collection: 2020
Camera: Canon PowerShot G7 X
Location: My dining room table
Date: Jun 5, 2020
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/6
Date Uploaded: Jun 6, 2020

I bought a set of 5 baby Godzilla figures recently, so when someone suggested this topic, I knew I had a good prop on the way for this.

DOF could have been a tad better, but otherwise I'm happy with this.

Setup was using a temperature adjustable worklight, with a piece of coroplast as a scrim:
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Flashes just never worked well for me, and I found them frustrating. This is a convenient way of doing hot lights, so I may try more tabletop shots and indoor portraits in the future.

Usually when I enter a Godzilla themed pic, it will be assumed to be from another longtime member who is better known for Godzilla entries. I'll have to see if I am guessed as him in the comments.

Place: 3 out of 30
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Views since voting: 609
Views during voting: 98
Votes: 46
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/16/2020 11:43:59 PM
Many people know about 3D Chess, but aside from you and I, few have even heard of GD Chess. Congrats and very well played! :) Where'd ya get the Baby Gs?
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06/16/2020 08:31:44 AM
What fun - congrats on the ribbon
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06/15/2020 01:42:13 PM
Love this one Spiffy! Congrats on the ribbon.
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06/15/2020 11:23:01 AM
LOL, Spiffy!

Congratulations on your RIbbon!
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06/15/2020 07:47:39 AM
Congrats on the yellow. My equal top pick (along with Lydia's). My father used to play chess. If it had been as fun as this I might have tried to learn to play too.
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06/15/2020 07:10:17 AM
Many congrats, Steve. Your Godzillas did you well.
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06/15/2020 05:21:40 AM
That sure does make Chess look more fun. Congrats!
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06/15/2020 01:08:14 AM
congrats on the yellow .. great image and thanks for the info on the setup .. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/14/2020 01:43:12 AM
i'm feeling a little bit scared .. !! ..
think i'll have to give you a good vote in case you come to life and do to me what you are doing to that king .. i think its a king .. i dont play chess ..
anyway .. great image .. and loving the fear factor .. ;)
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06/08/2020 10:35:55 AM
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06/08/2020 04:18:16 AM
One of the more entertaining ones. Great shot.
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