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Dead Man's Hand

Dead Man's Hand

In poker, the dead man's hand is a two-pair hand, namely "aces and eights." The origin of the name, legend has it, is the five-card-draw hand held by Wild Bill Hickok at the time of his murder. He was shot dead (in the back) while playing poker in Deadwood, South Dakota.



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Date: Tue January 23, 2007
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Keywords: gambling betting wagering cards dead mans hand wild bill hickok aces eights clubs spades bullets hickok

A very well composed image.....knowing nothing about poker, your discription was very helpful.....i also like the way you have used old coins.

> John
#1 Tue January 23, 2007 9:30am

Nicely composed image Amanda and works well in Sepia. john
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#2 Tue January 23, 2007 10:14am

I Agree with john on the sepia and the money is a nice touch ...great shot Amanda ........Richard
#3 Tue January 23, 2007 11:52am

Excellent moody, nostalgic shot, Amanda. -Brian
#4 Tue January 23, 2007 2:07pm

Thanks ever so much. The money photographed better than I thought it would. I purposely laid it about without taking care to face it all the same way, or neatly, etc. to keep it from looking 'posed.' I really only put it in the photo to cover up the picture on the cards. I really appreciate your comments and super ratings. Thanks, again. Smile!
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#5 Tue January 23, 2007 6:53pm

Very nice Amanda, great B&W subject.
You don't take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams
#6 Sat January 27, 2007 8:30am

Nigel C Young
Fantastic stuff.
#7 Thu March 8, 2007 8:34am

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