When i'd stay over at my grandmother's house as a child i was always unnerved by two things, the long hallways void of anything but random bits of fake foliage/plastic flowers & the perpetually vacant guest room. i was told to "never meddle in there" as it was for guests, yet i can never recall her having any. I never would go in to it, id rarely go to that side of the house,i could not stand the constant unnerving feeling of being observed and of never being alone when i was near that room. Strangest fact of all would have to be that no matter the time of day, it was always dark in that guest room, could be due to the positioning in which it was built onto the house, or that every time i was near it, i'd never take the time to look around. but one things for sure, even now as an adult, i still dread scurrying past it.
The view off my deck captured in the less than 1" top to an antique oil cruet of my Great Aunt's from the early 1900's. The glass is so old it has begun to purple ...taken in natural daylight from the window, hand-held with a 60mm 2.8 macro lens.
my entry for the Beauty of every day objects...[link]
Contrary to popular belief, orange dragons are not so rare nor are they elusive creatures (they couldn't have cared less). The not well known fact is, orange dragons as a species, are masters of culinary arts and loathe to leave their beloved kitchens.
Even for the instances when they need to fetch and gather ingredients for their arcane, exotic and delightful recipes, they simply trade or barter some of the food they cook so that they may keep cooking undisturbed, with passion and in peace.
As Halloween was approaching this year, I came to the realization that I have never really carved a pumpkin before. I watched my father carve a few when I was little, but I never actually carved one myself. So I decided to give it a shot. Coming up wit my theme was relatively easy, I was inspired by one of my favorite bands and decided to carve the "Sublime Sun" into my pumpkin. Well, lets just say I had no idea how much work it is! This pumpkin took me about 2 days to complete. I used wood-carving tools to carve it, which honestly was much easier to use than the standard pumpkin carving kits you get from craft stores.
In order to make some areas "glow" without carving it completely out, I thinned the inside of the pumpkin first and then carved thin strips off of the front, so the candle lit up the areas I wanted to glow, like the ring around the face, his cheeks, outline of the mushroom, etc. I used neon paint to paint in some details after I was finished carving and let it dry!
I know It probably could have came out much better, but for my first time carving a pumpkin, I am pretty satisfied with it!
This photo shoot was taken during a snow storm in the North East. We received 18 inches of snow but our persistence reflects our results. The shoot took nearly a month of preparation to find the right model, make up artist and clothing/equipment. This is my Fifth submission for the Tomb Raider contest. I hope everyone likes all of the hard work we put into this photo shoot.
This work was very exhausting for me .. Took me a great time and effort because I've built the island piece by piece .. I used a stock from StockProject group To make the competition more difficult. I hoped that I had a Tablet to use it on this work it would have been much better and won't take this long ... hoping to win it xD the idea of this work is making an unknown Fictional island .. credit: [link][link][link][link][link][link]
English is not my first language and I'm still not a native speaker