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Canon DSLR Challenge # 167: All Hallow's Eve

 
Maureen ­ Souza
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Oct 22, 2010 00:05 |  #1

Canon DSLR Speed Challenge #167

All Hallow's Eve

Halloween had its beginnings in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead. The Celtic peoples, who were once found all over Europe, divided the year by four major holidays. According to their calendar, the year began on a day corresponding to November 1st on our present calendar. The date marked the beginning of winter. Since they were pastoral people, it was a time when cattle and sheep had to be moved to closer pastures and all livestock had to be secured for the winter months. Crops were harvested and stored. The date marked both an ending and a beginning in an eternal cycle.
The festival observed at this time was called Samhain (pronounced Sah-ween). It was the biggest and most significant holiday of the Celtic year. The Celts believed that at the time of Samhain, more so than any other time of the year, the ghosts of the dead were able to mingle with the living, because at Samhain the souls of those who had died during the year traveled into the otherworld. People gathered to sacrifice animals, fruits, and vegetables. They also lit bonfires in honor of the dead, to aid them on their journey, and to keep them away from the living. On that day all manner of beings were abroad: ghosts, fairies, and demons--all part of the dark and dread. Samhain became the Halloween we are familiar with when Christian missionaries attempted to change the religious practices of the Celtic people.


This is the time of ghosts, bats, witches, Jack O'lanterns and all things spooky. Since other countries celebrate Halloween differently than the USA, I am looking forward to see what ghoulish photos you all come up with. Please, no sacrificing animals :)


This challenge begins when posted, and will end at 6:00 p.m. Western time Thursday, 28 October 2010. Winner of this challenge will be announced shortly thereafter.

Standard Rules apply:
Photo Submissions:

1. Camera - Any Canon DSLR Camera
2. Time - any on-topic photo taken at any time is eligible, although photos that have won other competitions should NOT be entered.
3. Size - Please visit Image Posting Rules.
4. Post-Processing - do whatever you like and the host will decide if it works.
5. Posting - * ONE PHOTO per photographer in each challenge.* Photo Name in the message subject line.* Camera model & lens used.* Notes -- post brief EXIF data including ISO, shutter speed and aperture used.
6. Commenting - No commenting during challenge. When the posting is closed and a winner has been declared, comments can be made in this thread.
7. Have questions, PM me.
8. Have FUN!

One challenge every week, on the following schedule:

* New Topic - After winner is declared.
* Posting Starts - Right after topic is announced.
* Posting Ends - 6:00 p.m. Western Time Thursday, 28 October 2010.
* Winner from this competition decides the theme of the next one (and judges it for a winner) after this competition is closed.


Previous Winners
Previous Winners, part 2


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Imeddy
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Oct 25, 2010 03:50 |  #2

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Canon 20D
17-85 efs lens
1/60 f5.6
85mm
iso 400
flash did fire



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dilorenzo1954
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Oct 26, 2010 16:51 as a reply to Imeddy's post |  #3

Waitingfor the White Light

Waiting for the White Light

Canon 5D
35mm f/1.4L
f/18
multiple exposures @ 4 sec. each
100 ISO
Manual exposures

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Oct 26, 2010 22:14 as a reply to dilorenzo1954's post |  #4

The Great (Macro) Pumpkin

A small ceramic pumpkin candle holder light painted by flashlight

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5D MKII
100mm macro
f/2.8
shutter @ 3.2 sec
ISO 100

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airfrogusmc
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Oct 26, 2010 22:31 as a reply to lavanut's post |  #5

All Hallow's Eve in Key West

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5D 24L
ISO 100
1/125 at f/5
spot
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MephitBlue
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Oct 27, 2010 12:32 |  #6

Animal skull with Autumn Fire

Animal skull with autumn fire

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Canon 30D
Tamron 70-300 VC at 218mm
1/125 at f7.1
ISO 200

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Oct 27, 2010 20:58 |  #7

Black Cat

Canon XSi
Canon 18-55mm @ 55mm
Av: f/8.0
Tv: 2.5 sec
ISO: 200
Exp. Comp: -1

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Jason ­ C
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Oct 27, 2010 22:27 as a reply to philk54's post |  #8

Beware, The Hand!

Beware, The Hand!

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1Ds
Sigma 28-70/2.8 EX DG APO
430 EX Speedlite
1/5 sec dragged shutter
f/16
iso 100
HH
3/31/2010

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Oct 27, 2010 22:47 as a reply to MephitBlue's post |  #9

Invisible Guest

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Tv(Shutter Speed)
1/100Sec.
Av(Aperture Value)
F3.5
Metering Modes
Split metering
Exposure Compensation
0
ISO Speed
800

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Oct 28, 2010 05:40 |  #10

Real Meaning of Halloween

Real Meaning of Halloween

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Technical Details
for Real Meaning of Halloween

Camera - Canon EOS 40D
Film / Media - SanDisk Ultra II 2GB
Lens - Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
Shooting Mode - Manual
Tv ( Shutter Speed ) - 1/10th sec
Av ( Aperture Value ) - F/2.8
Metering Mode - Spot
ISO Speed - 100
Focal Length - 50mm
Flash - Off
White Balance - Flash
AF Mode - One-Shot AF
Color Space - sRGB
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Oct 28, 2010 11:17 as a reply to John_B's post |  #11

Haunted Drive

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Camera: Canon EOS 400D
Lens: EF18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure: 1/50
Aperture: f4.5
Focal Length: 18mm
ISO: 400
Flash: Off

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aznative
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Oct 28, 2010 15:43 |  #12

Ghoulish Goat

This goat looked creepy enough with that smile :)

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Camera: Canon EOS Rebel t2i
Lens: Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 (non-VC)
Exposure: 1/80
Aperture: f2.8
Focal Length: 41mm
ISO: 160
Flash: Off

Canon t2i

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Oct 28, 2010 20:00 as a reply to aznative's post |  #13

Come On In...

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5D + 16-35L II
@16mm
1/13
f/6.3
iso 100

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Maureen ­ Souza
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Oct 28, 2010 23:25 |  #14

Am sorry for the delay but I had visitors show up just before 6 p.m. and they have just left.
Thanks to all who entered...it was fun to see your interpretations of the spooky/eerie/ supernatural.


Winning Shot: Ed DiLorenzo's Waiting for the White Light. Just the kind of eerie, spooky photo that makes me shudder & wonder.

Runner Up: Evo5ive's Haunted Drive. Spooky and I love those trees.

Over to you, Ed!


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Jason ­ C
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Oct 29, 2010 00:38 |  #15

Great choice, congrats Ed and Evo! Great turnout and images. Thanks for the challenge, Mo.

Jason C


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