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When The Dolls Awake...
When The Dolls Awake...

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Challenge: Dreams and Nightmares (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-3020Z
Location: NY
Date: Sep 30, 2003
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2003

Just a close up of an old doll using some blue light . Unsharp mask was only post adj

Place: 12 out of 112
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Votes: 160
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11/27/2003 09:07:26 PM
a very scary photograph, the crack on its head reminds me of the bad guy you can shoot/stab, but never kill, and in the end, just looks on over you forever
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2003 08:06:13 PM
Why were dolls ever invented? They were destined to wake up at odd hours of the night with a latent ability to inflict untold harm by simply staring really hard and speaking in a monotone!! Well lit and atmospheric. Does the job nicely.
10/12/2003 10:41:48 AM
Good job!
10/11/2003 05:01:51 AM
Interesting colour contrast. This is good closeup. Like the positioning of the face diagonally. I like the border as it mimics some of the lines in the face. The blurriness is OK as this is a dream. Scary childhood you must have had :-))) (just kidding).
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10/11/2003 12:17:00 AM
a broken doll always seems to have that un-hinging feeling to me. I like your use of colors and the artistic way you set this up. The DOF IMO could have been a little wider to have kept the dolls forehead in focus. still a nice shot.7
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10/09/2003 08:03:26 PM
CHUCKIE!!!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEK!!!! :)

Okay, now back to serious comments, the concept is good though I never saw the movies, not much of a horror fan. The only thing that could have made this a better shot for me would have been blood on the cracks.
10/09/2003 05:04:19 PM
The extreme closeness ,color and angle does bring a spirit of evilness to this image. Good job.
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10/09/2003 04:27:32 PM
Definitely fits my idea of a nightmare. The colors are superb to create the mood and your angle, focus and composition are excellent.
10/09/2003 02:18:30 AM
wicked... and i mean wicked in the like bad sence of the word.. not like bad as in good... but i mean it is a good photo... great photo... so its wicked bad.. but.. well.. i think you understand.. 10
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10/08/2003 10:52:26 PM
Evil looking! How did ya get the two lighting temps??? The glare on the forehead and nose is kinda distracting. I think the crop is just a touch off also. Good nightmare feeling!!!
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10/08/2003 10:24:01 PM
I like the colors in this. Good job.
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10/08/2003 11:50:14 AM
Good job.
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10/07/2003 10:37:43 PM
This is scary. I like the detail you have shown on the doll's one eye. that's what really makes this nightmare-ish. Good shot! 8.
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10/07/2003 01:26:00 PM
Very cool idea and lighting. Nice photo. The focus is a bit fuzzy on this though...try focusing on the eyes for people or people like subjects. That is the first place folks look.
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10/06/2003 03:28:09 PM
I like how you did the colors in this one. Would certainly give me nightmares. Interesting composition.
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10/06/2003 02:31:47 PM
one of my biggest creepy nightmares! I like the lighting and tight crop here. The crack in the doll's face adds to the scary mood. well done.
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10/06/2003 02:11:15 PM
Is this Chucky's murderous cousin? Nice, dark, scary photo! good work! 9
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10/06/2003 10:51:49 AM
spooky subject, excellent lighting. 8
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10/06/2003 10:41:02 AM
Good job, better if not for the blown out spot on forehead.....7
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10/06/2003 12:34:59 AM
Very nice, very scarry, tiny blow-out spot on the forhead but excellent image
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