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TomNanos
10-31-2006, 11:30 PM
R-Farm in Lebanon, CT grows and sells pumpkins every year. On Halloween, they take all the unsold pumpkins and carve them into various jack-o-lanterns and light them up at night. Here's a few views of the scene. Nice spooky moon & clouds helped... :D

1.
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/wm__MG_6318-01.jpg

2.
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/wm__MG_6322-01.jpg

3.
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/wm__MG_6326-01.jpg

4.
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/wm__MG_6331-01.jpg

5.
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/wm__MG_6332-01.jpg

6.
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/wm__MG_6333-01.jpg

7.
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/wm__MG_6334-01.jpg

8.
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/wm__MG_6336-01.jpg

Orgnoi1
10-31-2006, 11:33 PM
WOW they carved up a TON of pumpkins!!!!

Irishpub3
10-31-2006, 11:37 PM
Those are really kewl shots Tom... number 2 and 3 are FANTASTIC!!!

zacker
10-31-2006, 11:46 PM
i like em.. who does all the carving.. they must be tired as heck!

ZR2Blazer
10-31-2006, 11:49 PM
Awesome pics and the moon looks eerie......great pics :tup :tup

rparent
11-01-2006, 12:19 AM
Very cool! 2 and 3 are definite favs. The moon, clouds, tree, and old crane really come together and give number 3 a spooky feel.

convergent
11-01-2006, 12:42 AM
I like 2 and 5 the best.

How did you do number 7... filter?

TomNanos
11-01-2006, 08:36 AM
Thanks everyone!

Craig-

I believe it's the owners and family of the farm that does all the cutting. I talked to them about it last year - I think they start in the morning on Halloween, and finish up just before dark. They're mostly lit with strings of Christmas tree lights, not candles - there was only a small handful of them lit with candles.



How did you do number 7... filter?
Mike-

Nope, no filters. All were taken with this:

* 20D
* Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
* Manfroto 3001BN tripod (I love this thing - especially the way the legs can be set a different angles - easy to do lower angle stuff!)
* ISO 200
* between f/8 and f/10
* between 6 and 20 or so seconds of exposure
* All ambient light - no flash at all. Someone with a point & shoot was next to me, so I had to watch for them sizing up a picture to make sure my shutter was closed. Glad they've got such a lag between focus lock & shoot... :D

Only post processing was a touch of curves, resize for the web and a touch of USM. No exposure comp, white balance, cropping, cloning, etc. - pretty much right out of the camera.

rpiano
11-01-2006, 08:43 AM
Tom #2 & 8 are really beautiful compositions nice use of timed exposure. As always very nice.

zacker
11-01-2006, 08:52 AM
damn Tom, that cam+lens combo is just Killer....
great pics!

stoneylonesome
11-01-2006, 11:57 AM
Great shots MAN! that's a lot of carving.

TomNanos
11-01-2006, 05:25 PM
Thanks Bob, Craig & Sandy!!

The shots show about 75% of the pumpkins - there were quite a few more I didn't photograph because of the floodlights they had there. The only one that worked OK under the floodlights was #4. Best guess is there was about 250-300 carved pumpkins there, with probably another 50 or so uncarved in the background.

Anyone notice the pumpkin pi(e) in #2? OK, I'm a geek who loved math in school and found it to be hillarious.... :D ;)

ZK9995
11-01-2006, 08:16 PM
Those are just amazing pictures :)