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October 2009 Photography Assignment - Mysterious-Scary-Halloween

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    Default October 2009 Photography Assignment - Mysterious-Scary-Halloween

    Barely into September and already thinking of October ...

    Our assignement could be to find, in the town we live in, the haloween decorated home/business that most impressed us. And here's an idea ... let's raise the bar for all of us and only submit night shots.

    Would be nice to include, with each submitted photo, the name of the city and the address, so that forum readers of that city can, if they so choose, go admire the decorated home/business.

    It's most likely that many photos will be taken on October 31st so the deadline for the October Assignement should be extended to, say, November 7th, giving us enough time to edit our photo and submit it.

    Halloween??
    or Beer since Oktoberfest is in October.

    I like the Halloween theme...

    what about Halloween - scary - mysterious

    (I much prefer to have wider categories than narrower ones)

    Any other suggestions?

    I haven't been taking many photos lately so I'm not worried what the subject is ... even Halloween.

    I will mention that not everyone's cultures have Halloween in them though. In Australia, although some people do celebrate it, most of us regard it as some stupid American thing and tend disregard it entirely. I'm one of those people.

    Extend it to scary - mysterious as you suggest marko and at least then other cultures (it may be ph.CA but there are many countries and cultures represented here now) can lean on those extra options for inspiration.

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    most of us regard it as some stupid American thing and tend disregard it entirely.
    Amen to that. I like the idea of beer, but whatever. I really like this assignment idea, it should help me with getting out there more and trying new things.

    Oh definitely go for it Hodaka. The challenges make you think more about your shots because you have to actually go out and take them specifically for the challenge ... not dig up something that fits from your past shots. AND you can put in as many as you wish so as others inspire you along the way, you can go back out within the month and try different things.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Aussie View Post
    Oh definitely go for it Hodaka. The challenges make you think more about your shots because you have to actually go out and take them specifically for the challenge ... not dig up something that fits from your past shots. AND you can put in as many as you wish so as others inspire you along the way, you can go back out within the month and try different things.
    you should of been a salesman!

    how about something like this. the color gold. that way beer lovers can get their fix, nature lovers have carte blanche, halloween lovers can certainly find something to fit the bill.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomorrowstreasures View Post
    you should of been a salesman!
    I was ... for 12 years!

    But WAIT ... there's More!! Ummm no there isn't ... I got carried away

    Actually ... to be honest ... I almost did get carried away. Retail drove me into depression and onto medication for a couple of years after I quit that game.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomorrowstreasures View Post
    nature lovers have carte blanche,
    Only if you accept dead grass as 'gold' coloured. We have that in spades around here!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Aussie View Post
    I was ... for 12 years!

    But WAIT ... there's More!! Ummm no there isn't ... I got carried away

    Actually ... to be honest ... I almost did get carried away. Retail drove me into depression and onto medication for a couple of years after I quit that game.
    do you sound like Billy Hays? his voice was annoying!
    Sorry to read about the ill effects of salesmanship. It most certainly takes a special person!!

    Oh - and what were you going to attach to the deal??? hee hee

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Aussie View Post
    Only if you accept dead grass as 'gold' coloured. We have that in spades around here!!
    but you have AMAZING critters that i am sure have "gold" on them.... you can always loosely translate what gold is!

    No idea who, or what a Billy Hays is but girls always used to say my voice was sexy Not sure if that applies or is still true though.
    Although ... when I was talking to marko on the phone once I'm sure he called me sweetheart ... so maybe disclaimer: Sometimes I lie

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Aussie View Post
    No idea who, or what a Billy Hays is but girls always used to say my voice was sexy Not sure if that applies or is still true though.
    Although ... when I was talking to marko on the phone once I'm sure he called me sweetheart ... so maybe disclaimer: Sometimes I lie
    http://www.asseenontvvideo.com/Billy-Mays.html

    http://www.asseenontvvideo.com/511809/What-Odor.html

    whoopsie. got his name all wrong. go to the bottom linkie first to hear his lovely voice.

    Ah no ... I don't sound like that. Think more of the gentle sound of the sea rocking you to sleep or perhaps the comforting, peaceful tones of a baby sighing ... and I probably don't sound like that either

    A haunted saloon in a prairie wheatfield?

    I love Hallowe'en and it actually got its origins in Europe with Samhain. See the link

    I don't dress up anymore but there are certainly some remarkable costumes around here for Hallowe'en. The best parties are the gay bars where up to half a dozen or more guys (and girls) will dress according to a theme. Because the participants at a gay bar Hallowe'en party are generally uninhibited they are about the funnest parties going.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Aussie View Post

    Extend it to scary - mysterious as you suggest marko and at least then other cultures (it may be ph.CA but there are many countries and cultures represented here now) can lean on those extra options for inspiration.
    Thanks MA. We around here knew halloween only from hollywood movies....

    You're welcome Yisehaq.
    I don't want to take Halloween away from those that enjoy it and I'm we'll see some cool shots if that subject is chosen, but just thought marko's idea to expand the topic was a good idea for those of us not having Halloween in our cultures.

    I like mysterious or scary or a combination of the two...I`m not much of a Halloween person but I can do scary or mysterious.
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    Ok then, I've merged the suggestion posts and it seems like we are all on a similar page so I've just combined the general premise to form a wide category. Mysterious - Scary - Halloween

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_Nuspel View Post
    Too bad I cut my hair, my morning hairdo could be very scary

    I'd out do you in a heart beat!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kat View Post
    I'd out do you in a heart beat!!!
    I've seen your pictures, I don't think you are capable of being scary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_Nuspel View Post
    I've seen your pictures, I don't think you are capable of being scary.
    No lady is suppose to share the bad side of herself!

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    Default Okay I'll go....

    Well a bit lame in it's implementation of the theme maybe, but being underneath busy bridges has always scared me a bit. And I I wouldn't want to be here alone on Halloween night after dark....
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    My mother in law is staying here at present for a few days ... I could take a photo of her ... that's Scary!!

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    Very neat..like those hand prints!


    LMAO MA! I have a funny feeling there's going to be a lot of portraits for this theme

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    Is it allowed to go some years back? There could be a Halloween photo from me?

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