don't gamble with love by summerfield

don't gamble with love

it's only for fools
so play by the rules
don't gamble with love
you can gamble your house
gamble your car
gamble your hopes
just as far as the stars up above
but don't you gamble with love...
- paul anka

not exactly how i had envisioned today's flash of red but demands of reality called life, more specifically work, was so great today that i had no time to contemplate the shot properly. i arrived home so late it was the next day already and i was exhausted i couldn't bring myself to haul out the laptop. but needs must and the show must go on, as they say, so this is what i have to offer. i might revisit this in the future. or maybe not.

for the flash of red
also for the songtitle challenge
and for the technique challenge (low key, selective colour, one light lighting)
and also the february words
and for week 7 of the 52-week challenge, a story telling about love. i think this pretty much tells the story, doesn't it?

i can name two other challenges but that would be bordering on greedy, or they might have expired.

and then i remember some things from playing black jack - correct me if i got it wrong as i am going by memory, although i could have googled it, only i am pressed for time.

you can split when you get a double ace (and other players can put bets on your splits, too). you "stay" when you're at 17 or 18 (the total of your cards). you "hit" (draw a new card) when you're at below 13, if you want. your five cards must total 21 or, in any case, beat the dealer's hand. heck, if i'm wrong don't let me go to any casino. and remember, your cameras are not welcome on the casino's gambling floors!

ah! the song title. here's an oldie from when the world was young and beautiful and no one throws chairs out the windows of a highrise purely from peer pressure (and don't get me started on that!).
Words of songs are ridiculous aren't they? Only for fools? Nonsense! Don't gamble with love? What does that mean? If you don't gamble your hopes they have no chance of coming to be! Anyway, its a good image even if I am unable to fully appreciate its significance!
February 15th, 2019  
that's fun - we play stick if we don't want to draw, twist to draw, but if gambling you buy unseen, five cards and under - so if you can draw 5 cards that add up to or under 21 you can win.
February 15th, 2019  
Cool image and story! I was so sad on our Mediterranean cruise that they took my camera when I entered the famous casino in Monaco!
February 15th, 2019  
So pretty and perfect for the challenges. I like the selective coloring. I actually took a picture the first time I went into the casino in Kelowna, BC. But they told me no more. So I do have one picture, but an over all view, not close to any tables or machines.
February 15th, 2019  
A lot of challenges met with this one. I try to avoid casinos, too much noise and too many flashing lights for me :)
February 15th, 2019  
This may not be what you planned, but it works well with the song. Thanks for a delightful read and the reminder of Paul Anka
February 15th, 2019  
Great image!
February 15th, 2019  
oh I do hope you fared better with the work hours today and you actually get a weekend. How you managed to put all this together with those working hours I have no idea. You did great.
February 15th, 2019  
l think it a most impressive image! Full of imagination and skill and all the more so because of your fatigue!
February 16th, 2019  
I like the inclusion of the 365 dice! Great image even though it wasn't what you envisaged.
February 17th, 2019  
haha! A good country song.
February 18th, 2019  
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