Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011

Family Portrait

I just packed up the haunt and we got everything up in the rafters and all the storage places we could find. I took down the Halloween wreath and put up the Thanksgiving one. I even changed the porch light from black light to warm white. We saved two of the corn stalk bundles and put them up on either side of the porch. All signs of yard haunt 2011 are gone. 

We didn't get as many TOTs this year as last, but we aren't in a very enthusiastic neighborhood either. We did have a lot of people stop by during the weekend and got lots of great compliments. I got to take some photos and really tried hard at video, but I don't have the right equipment for that. Maybe next year. I met almost all of my deadlines, but there are always a few that time won't allow for. I now have 364 days to get more lighting sequences done, an next year will have a proper Halloween tree. I almost did too much this year and got pretty stressed with the pressure to finish. But the end result was amazing. My photos don't give justice to the real thing. Since the lighting changed regularly, I'll post a lot of photos here to get an idea of the breadth of atmosphere the lighting had. 

I hope everyone had a great night and were as luck as I was to get so many visitors for this year's haunt. See you on the web!

 

Here is the main inspiration: Pumpkinrot's 2007 Haunt

12 comments:

  1. Awesome pics! Congratulations! I love the lighting you've got going on.

    Rich

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  2. Lighting, gorgeous. Pumpkins on the log - love the faces, and they are so eye catching. Corn stalks, super creepy. And the ghosts, omg, I was so trying for something like that, but never could materialize it in my brain, and you have GOT it! They look amazing, I'm so jealous!! Congrats on a gorgeous, super creepy haunt!

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  3. oh, beautiful pics and display! really terrific haunt--awesome work!

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  4. The pumpkins on the logs and the eyes of the skeles are just incredible. You pulled off an amazing haunt!

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  5. I love how atmospheric your haunt is. So very elegant!

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  6. I really, particularly, like the posture of that one standing ghosty.

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  7. @ Mantan, he's my favorite;) (Don't tell the witches).

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  8. VERY nice! You can see the inspiration you got from 'Rot's haunt, but it isn't derivitive. You definitely put your own spin on it. Fantastic work!

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  9. Impressive! What a great haunt and I love those ghostly skeletal figures!
    Just one question, how did you get that one full sized skeleton to stand up like that!

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  10. Thanks guys! Gil-Man, that is a compliment any fan of Rot would love-blush;)
    @Der Krampus- hes PVC based, so I just have a 2 ft rebar pounded in that the front leg fits over.

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  11. wow. it looks just fantastic.

    and i love the family photo. we need to start doing those.

    happy belated halloween.

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