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Copyright: gianfranco calzarano (baddori) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 5 N: 174] (1351)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-10-31
Categories: Event
Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-05 11:06
Viewed: 1042
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Halloween is a celebration on the night of October 31st. It is most practiced in the United States and Canada. Children wear costumes and go to peoples' homes saying "Trick or treat!" to ask for candy (sweets in the UK) and people give it to them. The suggestion is: "Give me a treat or I will play a trick on you." People often dress up as ghosts, witches, or other scary things for Halloween.

For Christians it is the eve of All Hallows' Day, which begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide.[1] All Hallows' Eve is a Christianized feast influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, and pagan roots.[2]

The pagan holiday Samhain, which the All Saints holy day replaced, was also known as the Day of the Dead. Many wiccans and modern pagans celebrate the Day of the Dead. This is a happy holiday (even though it celebrates death). It is the day that some believed the souls of dead people come back to Earth.

Many Lutheran churches celebrate a holiday on October 31st called the Reformation. This holiday celebrates the day that Martin Luther put The Ninety-Five Theses on a church door.

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Hi Gianfranco

Although your note is a lovely cut and paste from Wikipedia, it says nothing about what inspired you take the photo, what the conditions were like or what you were trying to achieve. So I can only comment from the information in the metadata and the scene itself.
The background and surrounding area is very cluttered and distracting. Maybe, if your camera allowed, you could have used a wider aperture to achieve a shallower depth of field and a vignette to concentrate the attention on the pumpkin.
The flash has been quite harsh and made the pumpkin look flat and uninteresting. Sorry to be so negative.

Dear Gianfranco,
fine idea, fine composition, funny effect, good colors, superb lightness, good cut, capture and exposure, very good sharp, fine quality - in my opinion.
Thanx for sharing.

Ciao Gianfranco! I also think that this picture is not so bad, on the contrary: this photo is well composed and solidly constructed in technical terms, which can not be said for most of the images presented on the TL, unfortunately. Well done!

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 121 W: 44 N: 32] (2229)
  • [2015-12-06 20:02]

Hi Gianfranco
I agree with Maciej. The photo is not so bad, in fact is good.
However, the extensive note is unnecessary here. The goal of this site is "Learning about photography through our world", not learning about our world through photography.

Kind regards

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