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Life Imitating Life
Life Imitating Life

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Challenge: Games II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Samsung GX-10
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: Snellville, Georgia USA
Date: Apr 27, 2008
Aperture: f14.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Apr 27, 2008

This is one I've been wanting to do for a couple of years. But only recently found an old-fashioned version of the game of LIFE to do it with. The new ones in stores are too modernized.

Used a Alienbees B300 with snoot and ND Filter attached. Freeheld the camera to get different angles. Some basic editing in PS with layer masks, etc.

Place: 100 out of 123
Avg (all users): 5.0368
Avg (commenters): 5.8889
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.0545
Views since voting: 600
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 163
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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05/16/2008 10:51:32 AM
Beautiful find. I love those old-fashioned graphics. It took me a moment to spot the connection between the auto accident and the space they had landed on (too many interesting things to look at, I guess). Good job, btw, on DOF, clarity, light, etc.
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05/11/2008 06:46:47 PM
*Critique Club*
Have to first say, it does bring back a memory or two!!

The lighting was very well done and the focus points are close to perfect (trying to bring the viewer into the scene).

The problem, for me lies in the amount of clutter and like colors that compete with the subject. Like the mountain (I had forgoten that they were snowcapped!!), green part of the board, green car, etc. then the spinner wheel kind of detracts from the subject.
The green car seems to blend into the board and the mountain making the image look really "full" and the white church combined with the insurance policy adds to the fullness.

Though I like the idea, it might have been a touch better trying it in portrait orientation and without the green car and the blue car crashed into the house (the rear of the car pointing to the place on the board and the peg people strewn about).

It is a very creative way to use a very recognized game in a great way (think how many chess boards there were in this challenge, its nice to see something different but recognizable).

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2008 08:49:01 AM
that is an old version of life! where did you dig that out of?
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05/01/2008 06:22:07 PM
Oh dear. I don't know if I want to hear the story behind that.

It'd work great in the next week's challenge too!

Nice work creating an atmosphere with your shot.
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04/30/2008 04:36:32 PM
I like the idea and I like the lighting, but this is very hard to look at. Lots going on in a not so interesting way. :( (Hope they have insurance!)
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04/30/2008 01:22:23 PM
oh I love the Game of Life. Great macro
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04/29/2008 03:25:51 PM
Nice use of colour. The focus also helps draw you to the cars.

Humourous too! Nice.
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04/29/2008 10:45:24 AM
Took me a second to get it. Very clever.
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04/28/2008 07:05:38 PM
Love this one - thanks for bringing back the memories
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04/28/2008 01:03:34 PM
HAHHA. This is great. Good use of the board.
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04/28/2008 12:32:26 PM
Picture is just a little too busy for me, just like life. 6
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