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The haunted village - part 5

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 17 June 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Previously... Its eyes are empty - low sun burning fiercely in the holes. I dare not look back as I run on towards the village.

At the end of the road I see a small white church - half hidden under a dark canopy of trees. A crowd gathers around the gate.
The path beyond is lined with scarecrows - carved pumpkin heads leering and claw hands swinging.

The crowd streams past - entranced by the ritual. Ahead is a door. Is the answer to be found within - or will I remain spellbound?

Don't miss tomorrow's final episode!

NIKON D5000 1/640 second F/2.8 ISO 100 12 mm

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

There is some trepidation in the girls eye, cool pesrpective

17 Jun 2011 6:24am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

It's about this time that everyone decides to split up!.....

17 Jun 2011 6:30am

Lara from Vienna, Austria

haha, the look on the girl's face adds so much to this photo! excellent captured!

17 Jun 2011 6:36am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Je reviendrai demain ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée


17 Jun 2011 6:42am

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

A nice girl in the leftside. ;-)) The girl on the right looks frightened.
I can not wait for the end of the story!!!!

17 Jun 2011 7:22am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Is she going Oooh or blowing you a kiss? Nice dynamic movement to this shot.

17 Jun 2011 7:55am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

No wonder his eyes are popping out with those young ladies walking by.

17 Jun 2011 7:56am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

There is also Fairies in your haunted village !! Phil

17 Jun 2011 8:29am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Mmmm it looks like a photogram of a Stephen King film :))

17 Jun 2011 9:31am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An excellent image with characters ordered to march around the field! Wonderful story! Bes regards, Adela

17 Jun 2011 9:34am

Anne from 新加坡, Singapore

Excellent shot! It's time to leave the haunted village after a great fun time :) *wonderful series, Stephen. Good day.

17 Jun 2011 9:43am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I love your perspective ... has somewhat of a "thriller" feel to it - well done!!

17 Jun 2011 10:41am

Thami from Fès, Morocco

Superbe épouventail perdu au milieu des humains! L'Homme a fait l'épouvantail à son image...
Bonne journée lumineuse!

17 Jun 2011 10:41am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is too cool...The girls seem to be saying (or thinking) "Alright, then, let me just walk on by and look nonchalaunt and act as though I am NOT frightened or nervous at all..." The perspective here is perfect asSharon notes, and I just love this look here..beautiful job, Stephen!

17 Jun 2011 10:55am

parisa from shiraz, Iran

oh great shot so funny I like it

17 Jun 2011 11:06am

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

cool perspective ... !Timely capture .. !

17 Jun 2011 11:18am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Oh, such a cool mood here . Great processing!

17 Jun 2011 11:52am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb perspectiv !

17 Jun 2011 12:08pm

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

An excellent capture with fabulous processing. The girls look on her face says everything.

17 Jun 2011 12:11pm

tataray from france, France

Wow... captivant ...Superbe compo.
Bel épouvantail, j'adore.
A demain ... Bonne journée.

17 Jun 2011 12:30pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful image. Nice perspective. The girls look add more to the story of this haunted village. Nice series.
Great presentation, Stephen. :)

17 Jun 2011 1:22pm

myky from London, Canada

Taking this image with the walking girls in the frame is very dynamic...your pov shows the scarecrow legs as if he is moving along with the group...clever.

17 Jun 2011 2:32pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What an angle and choice of tone!! Quite a mood of mystery and suspense!

17 Jun 2011 2:59pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

She doesn't seem to sure of what is ahead Stephen! ;-)

17 Jun 2011 2:59pm


Is that a wolf-whistle she's blowing the cameraman? Cool frame with lovely ultra wide feeling and excellent processing, and the low vantage point works a treat. Great work.

17 Jun 2011 3:06pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Nice angle, great capture, love the girl who caught your eye!

17 Jun 2011 4:01pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A wonderful angle and movement within the frame, and also this glance from the young woman who is more curious about the photographer than the scarecrow. I'm looking forward to the conclusion shot! Great series.

17 Jun 2011 4:04pm

alex centrella from California, United States

nice shot !

17 Jun 2011 5:04pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Amazing - they all like wearing the same things! :-)

17 Jun 2011 5:37pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

I love her body motion as she is sucked in by your lens vortex, the scarecrow becomes
unfortunately totally lost in this photo, which has taken on a new directive of its own.

17 Jun 2011 5:54pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Beautiful composition with the scarecrow and the young people. I will have to find out the finale on Sunday. i hope the history ends well :-)

17 Jun 2011 5:54pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A village full of zombies! Go no further; the situation is hopeless! Oh, I got carried away. It's just some girls wondering what you're up to. A great shot! I'm enjoying this series. :-)

17 Jun 2011 5:59pm

Florence from Paris, France

A very nice one Stephen ! Lovely and discreet sepia hint however I would have loved to have an exclusive shot of the scarecrow (what a character), significantly expressive to stand alone on your shot.

17 Jun 2011 6:00pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Good composition.

17 Jun 2011 6:45pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

What a marvelous shot. :)

17 Jun 2011 8:52pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I love the girls face on the right, you have caught the fear:)

17 Jun 2011 8:59pm

Elaine- from Vancouver, Canada

woah, creep shot!! that looks like the world's biggest voodoo doll instead of a scarecrow lol love the spooky treatment too!!

17 Jun 2011 9:08pm

marci from in, Morocco

I think she is spooked... perhaps by the haunted surroundings, perhaps by the scarecrow, or perhaps by the odd photographer traipsing around shooting photographs.

17 Jun 2011 9:24pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Well, I know that'd scare me away if I was crow! Well shot, Stephen!

17 Jun 2011 11:03pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fun shot

17 Jun 2011 11:40pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

the girl certainly seems to be effected!

18 Jun 2011 3:34am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

L'pouvantail fait peur aux dames la bouille qu'elle fait on dirait quelle file vite, fantastique compo

18 Jun 2011 3:42am

Emanuel from Borås, Sweden

Absolutely love the shot!

18 Jun 2011 9:32am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

As if drawn by some unnatural force...
Great photo! Love the scarecrow and the ladies going by it, the lady in the stripe top looks mesmerized. ;-).
Well done Stephen!

18 Jun 2011 12:29pm

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Great capture in B+W!! :)

20 Jun 2011 12:08am

1/640 second
ISO 100
12 mm