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    Posted: 08 November 2021 at 02:43
Hey all... been quite a while. :)

Dropping off Halloween pumpkins to various spots throughout Victoria, BC has become quite the tradition. Only managed about 1/4 of the walk down the line of what was hundreds of carved Pumpkins before the deluge came down. (again).

These were all taken with A99ii and Minolta 35-105 lens mostly at 105mm. Shot in dim heavily overcast skies before sunset. ISO was high. Handheld at F7.1 around 1/160 sec. Heavily processed for effect. I don't usually do this, but I thought it worked well for these in the low light and various stages of decay.

Hope some enjoy. Some of the art was most impressive.

Very Best Regards!!

Mike

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Jack by Mike Nash, on Flickr

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11. The End of the Line. (our two contributions)
Two of ours at the end of the line, 2021 by Mike Nash, on Flickr



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Some scary "faces", but well captured. Especially the exposure is well chosen with the black backgrounds and somewhat dark pumpkins, which enhances the scary look. Great series, TFS Mike
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 November 2021 at 14:21
Great idea, great series - really scary (and funny)! And good to have you back here, Mike, BTW!

These punmpkins are really monstrous! My personal favorites are #1. #2. #4 and #8 - with #2 at the top (the sweat of scaring!).

I like the consistent presentation in the series very much. These things shy away from sunlight.

Many thanks for sharing these images!
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Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

Some scary "faces", but well captured. Especially the exposure is well chosen with the black backgrounds and somewhat dark pumpkins, which enhances the scary look. Great series, TFS Mike


Thanks Michel!



Originally posted by waldo_posth waldo_posth wrote:

Great idea, great series - really scary (and funny)! And good to have you back here, Mike, BTW!

These punmpkins are really monstrous! My personal favorites are #1. #2. #4 and #8 - with #2 at the top (the sweat of scaring!).

I like the consistent presentation in the series very much. These things shy away from sunlight.

Many thanks for sharing these images!


Thanks much Harald!! Was fun. A deluge of rain cut it short... but I managed enough for a series. The overcast dim light worked for these. haha

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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2021 at 08:39
Great idea for a series and beautifully executed. You have some very imaginative neighbours, I especially like #2, good use of the stalk for a nose.
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Good to see you again Mike, hope al is well with you!
A very nice set. It could even work as a themed exhibition on the wall.
I like the PP, it fits very well with the subject. #2 is a real eye catcher.
TFS Mike.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote WestCoastCannuck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 November 2021 at 03:51
Thanks Fred and Alan! Great to see you guys still active! I am spending much of my "photo" time doing lunar stuff these days. I really only break out the camera gear for family now but when we got there I saw an opportunity and had a lens on that could do it. I expect I will do more again one day.
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Your're family shots were always a pleasure to watch, but maybe the boys are growing up and don't want to be your model anymore?
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Yeah - these are cool images and great technique.
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