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No one puts baby in the corner
No one puts baby in the corner
markwiley


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Challenge: Halloween IV (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Date: Nov 6, 2012
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4
Galleries: Black and White, Children
Date Uploaded: Nov 6, 2012



[Nov. 12th, 2012 09:47:39 PM]

I am really happy with all the comments on this. I didn't have a good idea for this one until driving home from work the last day of the challenge and I envisioned this scene. I used my go-to creepy prop -- my wife's old doll. My wife is always a little appalled when I use her beloved doll in creepy shots.
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Ideally, it might have been creepier if I used younger model, but my 22 year old daughter was all that was available (thank you, daughter). I used a flashlight pointing up at the older doll with a special diffuser (a sheet of toilet paper). With a second flashlight I did a little light painting on my daughter and an American Girl doll from her youth. One of the problems with rushing through a last minute shoot, edit, and submission is you notice problems after it is too late. I am bothered that my daughter appears to have different colored arms.

The title is a line from Dirty Dancing. After I submitted I realized that the actual line is "Nobody puts baby in the corner."

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 67
Avg (all users): 6.2695
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.0513
Avg (non-participants): 6.3529
Views since voting: 958
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 141
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
11/14/2012 12:51:39 PM
Congrats ,good stuff.
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11/14/2012 09:31:47 AM
Congratulations on the top ten, Mark.
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11/14/2012 06:19:18 AM
Congrats on the TT showing. And really, those dolls do creep me out.
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11/14/2012 01:15:26 AM
Very well done. Congrats on top ten!
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11/14/2012 12:44:25 AM
haha ok this is creepy scary! the lighting on evil doll is perfect!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/13/2012 09:39:41 PM
Great job with the lighting. Excellent image for Halloween creepiness. 9 - top 5.
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11/12/2012 09:18:11 PM
Way good--creepy
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11/11/2012 12:44:10 PM
Awesome!! Creative and scary!!
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11/11/2012 05:01:20 AM
Dolls kinda creep me out. The lighting on the back doll really enhances the evil/creepy feel to it.
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11/08/2012 04:00:15 PM
Truly threatening lighting
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11/08/2012 12:17:12 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

Heh, I recognize the title as a quote from Dirty Dancing. But the imagery is far, far from any romantic human interest story. Geez, the face on the doll in the backdrop is creepy and dangerous. Great lighting to add a sinister and spooky mood to the overall scene. The little girl is curled up asleep and unaware of the danger that lurks behind her.
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11/08/2012 09:01:54 AM
EEEEEUW!!!! Dolls creep me out -totally!! :o
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11/07/2012 10:23:13 PM
Who's afraid of baby Jane? Good idea
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11/07/2012 09:20:07 PM
Uh-oh!! Very scary doll and creepy lighting, besides.
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11/07/2012 07:57:32 PM
Quite disturbing :) Excellent job with your lighting structure.
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11/07/2012 12:32:11 PM
Good image for the challenge.Somewhere in my top ten.
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11/07/2012 10:27:43 AM
Love it! Great rendition of Child's Play.
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11/07/2012 08:06:04 AM
Nice and spooky.
Your model looks like Dorothy.
"Chucky kills Dorothy" Nice work on this, well done.
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11/07/2012 03:44:00 AM
Love it!
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