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Hallowe'en In Transylvania

Hallowe'en In Transylvania
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Copyright: vlad vh (pozaru) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-27
Categories: HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): The "PhreakyPhriday" Productions, Friday theme 2008/10/31 Halloween, Discover Romania [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-30 1:41
Viewed: 1574
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Although for us, the romanians, this is just an imported holiday (damn marketing and advertising) I would like to invite you all to celebrate it this year at one of the most suitable places - Bran Castle

Thanks Hellen, Thanks Tracey !!!

Trick or Treat ?
ps.Please go to the WS section to see there's nothing to be worry about.

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wonderful composition in black and red
look very nice

  • Hendrika Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1807 W: 665 N: 4483] (19218)
  • [2008-10-30 2:00]

Hi Vlad,

Imported, yes that is how it is here as well.

I miss one thing in your picture, a count in a black cape or maybe the silhouette of a bat??

Nice spooky atmosphere,


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-10-30 2:03]

Yes, this is the real place. My cousin and family lived and worked close to here a few years back.
Good pp work - the blood-red and black suits the theme perfectly.
But I really love the original image - that's good.

Very spooky looking Vlad
I love the red colours, your PP well here

Thanks for joining the theme
Kind regards

Scary one Vlad :)) good pp job to transform that beautiful shot into this ;) thanks


looking and comparing this one and your orignal/workshop photo is a big difference. one looks peaceful and tranquil and the other one looks spooky and old. well done on your PP work.
good for this theme.

Now what could be more appropriate than this Vlad? I am carefully looking in all the windows for the hint of vampires. I hear they are still there. The treatment does give it the scary effect ( great photo in colour too). Fun and most definitely right for the theme.
Warm Regards

Bom dia Vlad
Great mood.
A scared Castle. Very well play.
My regards

YES! Isn't Vlad the Impaler from Romania? The most bloodthirsty ruler ever! Nice work Vlad (are you the impaler??) LOVE the red, the blood!~ Wasn't Dracula named after Vlad the Impaler! OOOO scary!! Nice work Here Mr Impaler!

That's refreshing. It's one of those PP works that actually justify the purpose. It actually reminds me of those old computer games, where there were only 2-4 colors on screen (amazingly, I said that some days ago to another TL member with a similar -not the same- PP work)

Alternatively, it could be the cover for a Dracula print of the 1920s :)

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-10-31 3:39]

Hi Vlad,
Ohhh so fitting, nice display and well composed. TFS Julie

  • CAROL50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
  • [2008-10-31 9:18]

Oh Vlad , this is one castle i would like to visit ! but i am afraid of vampires , should i or should i not go, well i 'll think about it ! Thank you for presenting it in red , the treatment is interesting though i must confess that the original version is truly the one i like most, it's perfectly framed and natural in its surroundings but i understand the motive here : to make it scarier to look at for the theme , but as far i'm concerned i would have made an exception for the original as i think the name alone is scary enough to make it to the theme ,

Stai sa-mi pun dintii de plastic si-ndata vin! :)))
Tare de efect procesare a imaginii, chiar ca-i "Phreaky Phriday"! :)
Weekend fain si fara sperieturi! :)

  • Refugee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3317 W: 415 N: 7009] (25554)
  • [2008-11-01 0:14]

A suitable location for Halloween Vlad, good PP work and well framed,

Hi Vlad,
A very special tribute to the theme. Excellent PP work.

Dumnezeule, ce atmosfera tenebroasa ! Iti ingheata sangele in vine, nu alta ! Prelucrarea asta si tonurile sangerii chiar ca dau apa la moara Dracula-fanilor de pretutindeni. Foarte interesant si simpatic. Iata cum fictiunea e inca o data mai puternica decat realitatea.
WE placut si tie !

Hi Vlad
wonderful red effect for the transilvania
good for him..good for me.

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