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An 8-Bit Fantasy Come True

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As kids in the eighties and nineties we dreamed of being zapped into the worlds our favourite 8-bit creations. Now, thanks to Aled Lewis, we get a glimpse of what our world would look like if the pixelated heroes and villains of classic video games were able to roam in reality.

The pixel-art images were featured on Lewis’ Behance page with the following statement:

“A mash-up of video game characters and photographic scenes. As a kid I would become completely immersed in there crude pixel environments and they would seem very real! I thought it would be fun to try to express how gamers see these worlds. I spent many hours gaming with my siblings and friends when I was growing up and this aesthetic has really come to represent that time.”

What video game character do you want to see come to life?

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(via Visual News)

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Photo Challenge: Christmas Photos

Our most recent photo theme was Christmas Photos. We received some great holiday theme photos from the Snapsort community, so check out the gallery below.

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While we're waiting for Santa, I took my own portrait refracted in a Christmas tree toy. Photo by Alexander Zarkov.

The next photo challenge is: Winter Photos

Please send your photo submission to Photo@snapsort.com, along with your name, and a short description of the photo by the end of the day Thursday, January 17. 

Guidelines:

  • The photo should be taken by you
  • You may interpret the theme in any way you would like
  • You agree to allow us to share your image on our Blog and Facebook wall
  • You retain all rights to the photo
  • Please only submit one photo for this challenge
  • Please include a short description of your photo, along with your name
  • Email your photo to Photo@Snapsort.com
  • Be creative and have fun
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Times Square, 1943

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This photo of Times Square in New York was originally taken in 1943 in black and white by John Vachon (“Times Square on a rainy day”). Avzam from Shorpy.com coloured it by matching it to the signage from that time. The original is below.

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Bench with a view

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Today’s photo of the day is of the town of Bled in Slovenia. In the gallery above you can see several stunning shots by photographer Aleš Komovec, which shows the iconic Bled Castle perched on a rock, overlooking the lake. You can check out Alex’ 500px page here.

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Tadpoles

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While photographing lilies in a local swamp, a trail of thousands of tadpoles swam by.
You can see more  from photographer Eiko Jones at his website.

 

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