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The Rest Is Silence
The Rest Is Silence

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Horror (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-600D/T3i Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Garage with studio lights
Date: Jun 29, 2014
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Action, Horror
Date Uploaded: Jul 2, 2014

They have had been on Earth since humanity's beginning, secretly manipulating humanity and its development for their own ends. Using post-hypnotic suggestions to manipulate other species into doing their bidding. All memory of the Silents are instantly erased from one's memory the moment after an individual looks away from them. So what can be more scarier than a creature who can manipulate you and you have no memory of them?

These are the Silence - creatures from the Doctor Who universe. To keep track of their encounters with the Silence, Doctor Who's characters mark tallies on their bodies or use audio-recorder devices embedded in their hands to let them know if they have seen the Silence. Here Amy Pond is discovering a large group of them - a nod to a scene in the episode titled Day of the Moon.

In our family we are such big Doctor Who fans.

A great big thank you goes out to my niece, Marlee who agreed to be Amy Pond. Not very hard since she bears a resemblance to Karen Gillian.

Thanks to the Silent for making it's appearance. It is not a person in costume. It is a 6 inch toy - the right light, the right textures and adding eyes can do wonders.

I am such the geek - can you tell what other nods to some iconic shows are in the picture?

The phrase "They're here" is the famous line uttered in Poltergeist.

The total of the tally marks on the wall is 108 - any Lost fan knows what and how many times that iconic number is present in the show.

Oh, and the title is Hamlet's last line.

For those curious, the source images

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[Jul. 8th, 2014 02:39:49 PM]

Thanks to all who took the time to vote fairly.

Place: 8 out of 59
Avg (all users): 6.2658
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 5.7667
Avg (non-participants): 6.5714
Views since voting: 925
Views during voting: 219
Votes: 79
Comments: 7
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07/13/2014 01:42:23 AM
I am always amazed when I see the source images, even from my own work. How they start and what it ends up being is such an amazing journey. Great work.
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07/11/2014 09:13:14 AM
Well, ya didn't do to darned bad!!! Top 10 isn't anything to sneeze about!!! Good finish
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07/11/2014 12:23:02 AM
Super well done! Congrats on top ten.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/10/2014 11:43:43 AM
+1 for Amy Pond
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07/04/2014 12:28:47 PM
Top two. 9
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07/04/2014 09:33:00 AM
Superb lighting and overall great entry. Looks like a ribbon winner to me
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07/04/2014 12:56:34 AM
Doctor Who! One of the scariest episodes....that and the weeping angels.
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