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"Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary..."
"Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary..."
captbender


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Superstitions & Urban Legends II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Location: Basement
Date: Jun 25, 2006
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 26, 2006

Based on the urban legend where you look into a mirror in a dark room and say "Bloody Mary" over and over and she will appear.

POST:
4th! I’ll take it! Thank you for all the wonderful comments. I also want to thank my nephew Andrew for modeling for me on this (although he didn’t want to pose for the “earwig in the ear" idea I had!”…

This one was really quite simple. I hung the mask up from the top frame of the mirror, hung dark sheets around it and turned off most of the lighting. It was then just a matter of adjusting the flash position and exposure to black out at much background as possible.

Thanks again everyone and congrats to the ribbon winners! Nice job!

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 97
Avg (all users): 6.5922
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5581
Avg (non-participants): 6.5968
Views since voting: 22134
Views during voting: 614
Votes: 358
Comments: 39
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/05/2006 04:02:21 PM
Congratulations on the 5th place! Excellent shot!
07/05/2006 08:24:16 AM
I am disappointed that the other bloody mary photo did better than yours....yours is a much better photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/04/2006 07:17:59 AM
Great shot
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07/04/2006 05:53:25 AM
well done...
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07/04/2006 04:10:59 AM
great imagery .... very creative and SCARY
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07/04/2006 03:34:50 AM
Perfect contrast.
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07/04/2006 12:03:25 AM
Well done.
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07/03/2006 08:23:35 PM
Meets Challenge: 1/1
Lighting: 2/2
Focus: 2/2
Creativity: 1/2
Aesthetics: 1/3
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07/03/2006 12:31:49 AM
Creepy cool
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07/02/2006 09:50:53 PM
I had never heard of this superstition so I looked it up. You've interpreted it very well, this is photographed excellently. One of my favourites.
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07/02/2006 10:39:15 AM
Nice one! Don't know how you got the witch face in the mirror.
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07/02/2006 05:43:09 AM
This one really made me smile.. Lovely shot with b/w and good concept
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07/02/2006 03:06:38 AM
Awesome...this should take a ribbon. 10!
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06/30/2006 01:44:32 PM
Nice work for basic editing!
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06/30/2006 01:03:47 PM
Bump 10, absolutely wonderful and scary too.
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06/30/2006 07:19:58 AM
Freaky- I still to this day, at 27yrs old, am scared of this..LOL I refuse to look at a clock at midnight.
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06/29/2006 10:56:47 PM
My favorite urban legend! Looks like she is coming right out of the mirror. Very crisp and clear. Nice shot.
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06/29/2006 10:34:56 PM
great idea and execution! hope this does well!
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06/29/2006 10:05:51 PM
Great shot! Love this one a lot!
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06/29/2006 03:43:42 PM
nice contrast.
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06/29/2006 02:04:38 PM
Scary... Very sharp, good contrasts. 8
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06/29/2006 12:07:03 PM
Excellent job! Lighting is great and it really portrays the "creepiness" that anyone who has done that as a child felt.
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06/29/2006 09:56:34 AM
Nice shot. How did you do that?
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06/29/2006 07:04:17 AM
eeek...great job...this should do well for you, good luck
06/29/2006 02:24:12 AM
Well manipulated.
06/28/2006 11:32:43 PM
Too sacred to even type it 3 times huh? HEHE... great shot.
06/28/2006 11:16:33 PM
Great shot! This works well in b/w. I love the contrast.
06/28/2006 10:28:40 PM
Very well done. I don't know what this superstition is, but others clearly do judging by the other entries! Yours is the best version I think.
06/28/2006 10:25:29 PM
Wonderful contrast!
06/28/2006 06:28:48 PM
So I attempted this same legend but failed miserably. Nice work.
06/28/2006 06:05:06 PM
Another classic I remember. Well done with the exposure, dead on there! Great prop with the mask and a perfect placement with the mirror and the subject.
06/28/2006 05:22:52 PM
This is great. I predict a ribbon. 10
06/28/2006 12:55:14 PM
great job. 8!
06/28/2006 12:53:05 PM
wow, this is really great.
06/28/2006 10:42:35 AM
Neatimage overdose.
06/28/2006 09:56:31 AM
This is pretty fun. The feel you got, is of Bloody Mary coming out of the mirror. Nice effect. But, maybe have Mary looking at the boy enstead of herself would also help to the effect.
06/28/2006 09:17:49 AM
Nicely done! 9
06/28/2006 02:22:04 AM
Dang, I'm always disappointed when I see a shot that is the same as mine. I'm super disappointed when it's better. Good luck on this one. 9
06/28/2006 12:55:04 AM
Twins? The facial expressions don't look the same. Wish I could see the whole frame as well. Great shot otherwise.


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