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Challenge: Games II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Odds and ends ... or just odd
Camera: Pentax K100D
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC for Pentax
Location: My House
Date: Apr 25, 2008
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Vintage, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 26, 2008

I originally intended this as an HDR shot, but I didn't like how it turned out in photomatix so I reimagined it as a grunge shot, which I think fits a game like this that has been around forever. Most of the effect came from boosting contrast and fiddling around with shadow hilites sliders, and from some aggressive lightness adjustments in the Hue/Sat layer. (I use PS Elements 5). Added a strong film grain filter, then blurred it out with neat image at the end. A bunch of other edits as well.

I hope the editing is edgy enough to grab the speed voters, and the wordplay on the board will get the attention of everyone else. I wanted to say VOTE TEN on the tiles in the foreground, but I ran out of Ts, so nine will have to do. lol.

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Statistics
Place: 20 out of 123
Avg (all users): 6.0774
Avg (commenters): 6.9412
Avg (participants): 5.7037
Avg (non-participants): 6.2544
Views since voting: 1173
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 168
Comments: 22
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/05/2008 09:20:50 PM
Reminds me of a time when my sister got pregnant with her first child. We were having a family dinner.. and after dinner she was like.. let's play scrabble, and she brought out the scrabble game, and opened the box.. she had it set up with a message that said "We Are Having A Boy"...
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05/05/2008 07:55:47 AM
Great entry Dennis, very clever indeed.
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05/05/2008 03:42:20 AM
The tilt of the table didn't help this image. Great idea and execution.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/04/2008 11:02:12 PM
One of the better ones this challenge. Well done!
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05/04/2008 10:16:44 PM
clever, witty and awesome.
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05/04/2008 06:12:03 PM
I like the details. Nice work on the set up!
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05/04/2008 05:28:27 PM
This is a great take on the "game" concept - great photo. You are getting my first comment ever here (I'm a newbie).
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05/02/2008 10:03:25 PM
Ever so clever. :-)
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04/30/2008 01:57:45 PM
Very cool - made me stop and read everything for one thing. Great use of DOF to keep everything readable, too.
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04/30/2008 09:17:26 AM
Well done composing the words
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04/29/2008 07:13:03 PM
Almost fooled me into giving you a nine... That deserves an eight.
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04/29/2008 02:36:54 PM
Like the subdued, grainy effect. Nice planning. Would like the board squarer for even-ness, or more at an angle so it looks on purpose, and not just a wonky capture.
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04/29/2008 10:44:40 AM
Clever idea and well executed. The lighting could perhaps be slightly lighter.
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04/29/2008 03:25:54 AM
FSTOP is not a word, cheater!
Very nice idea, like the muted colors. perspective is a bit skewed.
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04/29/2008 01:41:05 AM
Hey!!! Acronyms are NOT allowed in scrabble.
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04/28/2008 10:58:55 PM
Wow, Very creative!
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04/28/2008 09:20:23 PM
Wow - what a kick. Love all the attention you put into this photo. Aside from the fabulous idea, it's a bit too noisy. Nonetheless 7 for the amazing effort.
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04/28/2008 01:04:35 PM
ooooh. gritty.
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04/28/2008 09:45:29 AM
Lol. Very creative. Thought I might find your screen name in here. Good luck.
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04/28/2008 08:55:11 AM
very very clever, very impressed indeed, well done 10
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04/28/2008 01:33:07 AM
OMG! This NEEDS to get blu! 8/10
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04/28/2008 01:16:25 AM
C L E V E R ! :)
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