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Copyright: David Gumprich (Refugee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3317 W: 415 N: 7009] (25554)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-18
Categories: HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Olympus C-760 UZ
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Friday Themes, Friday theme 2008/10/31 Halloween [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-30 1:24
Viewed: 3286
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Halloween is not something that has been celebrated in my house even when my own sons were small. My submission for the weekly theme is an image from 2006 and some heavy PP work, thanks to Tracey for the last couple of themes.

The original image can be seen in the workshop

PP Work - Paint Shop Pro X

Perspective Correction
Adjust - Colour - Channel Mixer - Red (%) 90, Green (%) 20, Blue (%) 20
Infrared camera using the script function
Added the frame using the script function
Resized and saved
Re opened and added the text

Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world ~ William Shakespeare

burak28, Hendrika, WMcK, y2kosan, cunejo200, dareco, Royaldevon, Marylou, shelbeesmom, karith, boomcat, Margy, harpya, Teresat, machinelove has marked this note useful
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Hi David
Very nice capture
Wonderful idea and presentation
Good note
Have a nice days

David Hi:

Very Nice to be your neighbor on this Theme. So good to see your image, I hope you are feeling much much better now.

Wonderful Artistic and Creative Composition.

Congratulations, very nice, my friend

Hi Dave,
I don't do halloween either but thought I should still find something to enter the theme.
Good PP work - all you need are a few hundred spider webs in the trees and it would be real scary!!

Hi David,

Slowly Halloween starts being celebrated here, but it pure commercial interest and no real tradition.

This sure looks spooky anough to fit the theme - nice font you used here in the frame!


David Hi
Yes we in the downunder are not really into Halloween, but for me that was the challenge...still dont have a shot!! LOL

Love the PP work, very spooky looking

Thanks for joining the theme
kind regards

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-10-30 3:32]

A very interesting posting for a scary Halloween image, my friend of many faces. I know you do not celebrate there, but I understand that the commercialization is giving it a big boast down there. Great PP work and very interesting colours, I wonder how it would look in Orange and black the "traditional" colours. Well done .
Warmest Regards

Hello David,

what joy to know that your health is better, my friend.
I like to represent your Halloween, an atmosphere of bloody red, scared me, no, just amused, Congratulation for your photo very affraid lolll your note is well but you haven't a citation of Mr Dracula .o)

Brrrrrr, David, realy spooky!
Unbelievable what you have done with original shot I'v seen in the WS.
Good work, thanks.
Yes, I'm back again and happy to meet you all here, bye and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

likewise here, we were brought up to make fun of the day rather than scary. i like you pp work, your selected colors of red, black and white are striking and vivid. well done.

Good morning David,
The isolated branches appear like veins, reminds me of an image created from fractal math, and shows well against the red bricks. My best regards...Danilo

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-10-30 4:34]

Wonderful work, dear David.

congrats and thanks,

Fits the theme quite well David.. good pp job, cheers


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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-10-30 6:14]

I really liked the original of this, a very pretty tree but you've done some great pp work. It looks very spooky, and a very good addition to the theme. TFS

Hello David,

Hallowe'en is sure to be picked up by Australasia because of such quick intercontinental links. It used to be quite low key here in the U.K., a few witches, pumpkin lanterns and spooky stories or poems. Now, there are ghost masks (some with dripping blood), devils, bats, and ghouls as well as the previous items. Trick or Treat has been adopted from America, as well! It is all big business for the retailers! They produce spherical cholates and sweets on the bloodshot eye theme! Yuk!

Antway, back to your shot! It fits the horror of the theme because of your pp work and spooky font. It appeared to me, like electricity surging through a blood red tree!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-10-30 6:48]

Hi David
Spooky pp work to match your quote! It is intresting to hear who celebrates halloween and then not! Learning as always from tl...


hi david, amazing infrared style shot, the windows in the back lend themselves well, very creeping looking, nice add to the theme,

Hello David :)

Excellent job ! Very good tribute for the theme :)
Nice texture and colours !
Hope you feel better and better my dear friend.
Have a good evening
Marylou ;)

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 730 W: 0 N: 110] (2983)
  • [2008-10-30 13:09]

Hello my friend David
Blod is oozing from the spooky tree and spills allover on the haunted castle, so I can feel the evil spell!
I put a (good) curse on you!

Oh wow David! SCARY...bloody, extreme! I like it for Halloween! Very nice branches that are like boney fingers! Bloody, boney fingers!
Nice post for the theme!
PS.. Tomorrow is Tricia's birthday!!

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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1038 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2008-10-30 17:28]

Halloween or not, this image is very interesting and has great eye appeal:) Love the pp work for the red/pink/white look. I also like the line detail of the tree branches against the geometrics of the brick and windows in the background. Nice work!

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-10-30 22:39]

hi David

Without the WS, I really could not interpret this abstract artwork except the branches and windows. Although Thanksgiving is probably more meaningful than Halloween, I really did not appreciate this event that much.

Imagine my HORROR when one fine Halloween night, I was brought to a cinema to watch the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show'! I was shocked! The candles, costumes, punched papers, corns and toilet paper inside the theatre! And people moving about!

Not knowing about Halloween a long time ago, my 1st month in Canada ended up in eggs being thrown at my window when I was asleep that evening. Children dressed up in costumes/masks came to the door expecting candies and goodies. The years that followed, I made sure I bought a lot goodies for the children's expectations. But I wonder if Halloween is more associated now with children's mischief on this day to have fun.

Have a nice weekend.

tfs, bill

its eerie.. hehe.. but at the same time very lovely.. excellent pp work, David.. it seem that now lots of us here love to used the channel mixer.. very important in pp work.. again excellent contribution to the theme.. well done..

tc, terry

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  • Margy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 103 W: 6 N: 221] (2520)
  • [2008-10-31 4:40]

Hi David,

Very good Haloween atmosphere.
Nice PP work, well done!

Best Regards, Marga

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-10-31 13:58]

Back to the sixties with David!
Lets hear it for the soft-machine or the early Pink Floyd.
Thank mate.

Hope youre ok!

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2008-11-01 13:52]

Ciao David

Beautiful compo for the theme of Halloween
I like drawings of the branches as if they were
in negative alone them!
For here we don't also have this tradition, because her
it is of the countries of the north, then not a lot what to comemorate, just
to observe the beautiful post!
Congratulations, I like the color and atmosphere for the event!


Boa tarde David
Here in Portugal we don┤t use to celebrate halloween. I am really late for halloween butI think your photo results very well to the theme.It has the atmosphere.
Kind regards

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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2008-11-05 23:51]

hi David
the original is beautiful and this one is interesting result.
wish you the best.

Awesome processing here David. A great treatment to bring out the eerie Halloween mood.
I love the detail of all those branches going in all directions.
Very cool presentation.
- Vincent

Prywitanne David!
funny halloween shot!intersting colours!in my country this holyday is not popular but i celebrated it=)i went to the party=)

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