After a quick search on Dictionary.com, I stumbled upon the definition of The Daily Post at WordPress.com’s Weekly Photo Challenge Theme: Nostalgic.
nos•tal•gic [no-stal-jik] Adjective Experiencing or exhibiting nostalgia, a sentimentral or wistful yearning for the happiness felt in a former place, time or situation.
My thoughts for this photo challenge center around the board games I played as a child. I remember the days I played a game of Monopoly against my brother, and it seemed to take days. I even remember eating a grilled jelly sandwich while playing the game and ended up getting a glop of jelly on a stack of $50 bills. But while Monopoly would have offered a lot of different choices for a nostalgic photo, we don’t own that game – mainly because my wife despises that game. So I pulled out the other old-time board game: Battleship.
Canon 60D | 100mm macro lens | 15″ | f/5.6 | ISO 160 | RAW
In an effort to make the setup look as real as possible, I challenged my little girl to a game of Battleship. We set up our ships and the game began. She did pretty well, and it was a very close game. I won by one hit. But once the game was over, we left the ships in place and I adjusted some of the pegs before whipping out my macro lens and going to town.
I used the natural light in the house, which is what allowed for the single shadow from a window and the long exposure. In Photoshop, I adjusted saturation, exposure, temperature, blacks and a few other elements to give me a slightly different look.
When all is said and done, the words that probably come to mind with this photo is “Battleship sunk.”
7 Replies to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic”
You sunk my Battleship!!! Love this shot. 😛
Thanks. Glad you like it.
Remember it well! Fun choice 🙂
Thanks. It is a fun game.
Ah, the game of Monopoly! Your daughter will one day look back to this day and marvel at the fleeting moments spent with you. Lovely photo by the way and helpful tips as well.
Great essay and image.