Monday, January 25, 2010

Space Invaders

Space Invaders was a video game that was popular in the late 1970's. This is an unedited photo taken at the end of the Huntington Beach pier. The hazy sky gets very dramatic when the sun settles behind Catalina Island. The oil rig in the foreground reminds me of a character from Space Invaders and the orange glow adds to the other worldly feel. There's also a few ufo's/seagulls flying around out there too.

18 comments:

  1. It reminds me of the fighter jets in Star Wars. Excellent photo :) Have a great day :)

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  2. The orange sky and the shape of the rig really gives this a scifi feeling. Very creative!
    Sunny :)

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  3. Strange, impressive, and even a little scary..That's right, it looks like a space invader..I hope there's no alien on board: in the sea, noone can hear you shouting...Ü

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  4. Very nice that Catalina Island was so nicely visible! You caught a wonderful sunset...the little invader is harmless... :0

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  5. James, all this "orange"is so wonderful. I remember this game :) I think we have more or less the same age!
    Hugs and a great Tuesday to you.
    Léia
    ** btw, don't worry about learning French.Cezar doesn't speak French at all, only English and German.The official language in the company that he works here is English!

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  6. Great catch James! It does look like a space invader, we used to love that game and played it on our Atari computer lol. Now we practically carry computers in our pockets, how times change. Kathy

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  7. And to think we used to believe those early computer games were so 'cool'.

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  8. Yesssss, I know!
    :-)
    Beautiful shot!
    Thanks!

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  9. I smiled at this one... very amusing and spot on!

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  10. It is the warm view which seems to be another world.

    Comfortable wind may arrive to the Far East.

    Thank you for showing beautiful scenery.

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  11. I remember Space Invaders. I used to like that game. That is just what this looks like. Cool shot!

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  12. Wow! What a sky! And that oil rig...I was thinking of a huge lobster!

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  13. Beautiful photo! I used to play space innovators all the time as a kid., This really does look like the game!

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  14. It does look as if it came from a sci-fi movie or game! The orange is striking.

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  15. To me, it looks like a bull rising out of the sea.

    Lucy

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  16. Love these two sunset shots. I just realized I haven't been following this blog...must only follow the other one. So I missed these pics. Anyway, Tamron is having a competition for a free lens and the entries are for sunset pics...you should enter these!

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