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Challenge: Halloween IV (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Nov 6, 2012
Date Uploaded: Nov 6, 2012

If anyone remembers the old Alfred Hitchcock movie this is evocative of that. I know when I first saw it at age 10 it scared me to death.

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11/12/2012 08:53:29 PM
Way cool
11/11/2012 10:11:18 AM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

I get that you were trying to channel Hitchcock's The Birds. The color and hue of the sky is foreboding and spooky. Unfortunately the birds don't project any sense of doom or danger. The orientation in the same direction lends itself more to a migration. Also and same bird & pose just in different sizes projects repetition and uniform pattern. Most formations will have the birds looking distintively different either because of angle or position of wing. For this composition to project danger or foreboding the birds really needed to be oriented like they were coming for the viewer, eyes glaring and maybe some open beaks. Not an easy task to capture a bird looking and flying straight at you, but that is what was needed to make it sinister.
11/08/2012 03:51:29 PM
Great idea, but I'm not keen on using the same bird over and over, and placing them so regularly.
11/07/2012 10:22:50 PM
artistic shot
(and if by any chance this is Wendy's ....)
11/07/2012 09:32:59 PM
Like the idea, love the moon and the clouds. I think I would like this better if the birds had some variety in their poses.
11/07/2012 07:40:51 AM
Looks like spooky wallpaper.

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