the gods may throw the dice by summerfield

the gods may throw the dice

their minds as cold as ice
and someone way down here
loses someone dear...
- the winner takes it all -

how come it's almost the middle of february! so much to accomplish, so little time to do them. oh, well, c'est la vie.

every time i see a die or dice, this line from ABBA's song always comes to mind. i only like one abba song and that's "the winner takes it all". first time i heard it, i cried. when i hear a song, i hear the lyrics, and lyrics have to be pure poetry to my ears so i can appreciate them. i have never been an abba fan but i have a CD because this song is in it.

for the monthly theme
and the six-word story challenge
and the flash of red
and the technique challenge (combination of low key, negative space and minimalism)

are there any other challenges we could fit this in? or would that be too greedy!

btw, what game uses 4 dice?
Nice lighting. Interesting lyrics, and you're right, they are poignant and sad.. ABBA was one of my husband's favorite groups.
February 12th, 2019  
Very much like how they seem to be floating.
February 12th, 2019  
Great minimalism and like above, the feel of floating works well.
February 12th, 2019  
a wonderful image of your floating dice. Like you, I still cry when I hear that song. Especially as it was their breakup one ;-(
February 12th, 2019  
How is it possible not to love Abba!! haha. I guess I can forgive you ;) I love the dice but have no idea what game uses four!
February 12th, 2019  
beautiful lighting ...and that light in the upper right really adds ...I like it.
February 12th, 2019  
Love that hint of heart in background.

So not seen the ,Mama Mia film's then!!!
February 12th, 2019  
Great lighting and low key image - and I did tag for the b&w theme, so I was up to 4 too! I'm after shadows today to achieve the minimalism theme.
@30pics4jackiesdiamond - don't recommend Mama Mia to someone who doesn't like ABBA - particularly if they like tuneful singers. Pierce Brosnan was painful.
February 12th, 2019  
@30pics4jackiesdiamond - saw the play which was outstanding then made the mistake of seeing the film. shanne @shannejw is right, PB was painful. thank heavens i don't have to see the second mama mia (ex partner was an abba fan that's how i got to see the play and movie) i draw the line on cher and no more ex to make me see it! 😀😁
February 12th, 2019  
@shannejw @summerfield last year we walked up to the church they used in the films, and reckon that's why PB couldn't hold a note, it's a lot steps!!!
February 12th, 2019  
Wonderful photo, floating dice, minimalistic feel, you have everything going for you with this image.
February 12th, 2019  
Smart capture xx really like the idea
February 12th, 2019  
fabulous image to nail so many challenges with! No clue as to which game requires 4 die FAV
February 12th, 2019  
love your imagine and I loved all things Abba .... first game that comes to my mind is backgammon ....
February 12th, 2019  
@lesip - only 2 dice for backgammon.
February 12th, 2019  
Love the shot and the story, but have not a clue about the game.
February 13th, 2019  
very smart indeed - your image, words, challenges etc.
February 14th, 2019  
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