Friday, November 11, 2011

Halloween Daylight








25 comments:

Pam Morris said...

fantastic shots! I especially adore the third one and the last one. you could make some greeting cards with these. beautiful!

tim said...

Great shots! Very creepy, in the daylight even.

Jay's Shadow said...

What a way to wow your new neighbors the first time with Halloween goodness....

Der Krampus said...

Nice photos as always Rot! By the way...do you chill your fog?

ShellHawk said...

You must have had the scariest porch in the history of your new neighborhood!

BTW, I don't remember if you commented as to how the neighbors reacted. How was the response? (Sorry if you already did a post and I didn't see it. I'm sometimes lame that way!)

broevil said...

What is that plant in the first pic?

Rot said...

Thanks!

The neighbors seemed to really love it.
The entire block gets into Halloween...A huge house down the way had a stirring witch and a flying crank ghost...that's the guy I mentioned before who stopped when he saw me painting a prop (A Swamp Foetus).

We were definitely a hit with adults more so than children..and I totally get that. We're not exactly "fun" when it comes to the display. That's what's cool about this block - we have fun Halloween homes and a dark weird house up at the corner. : )

Rot said...

Those buds are from the coolest flower vine...moon flowers - dusk/night blooming white flowers. Large like big white moths...so strange that they only bloom at night. Bean picked those up for our trellis/arch. The buds are large and creepy.

Rot said...

I had a fog machine behind the witch, with a long black plastic tube which came around along the side of the porch, under the sentinels. We had it filled with frozen water bottles, with a huge pile of ice at the furthest opening. Worked great to chill the fog. The ground was still cold and wet from the melted snow, so it worked even better than normal.

wicKED said...

WOW! I love the way you have the sentinels turned in look at the porch. When somebody got up there, I bet they felt trapped and claustrophobic they watched them.
I am going to get me some moonflowers... Landscaping for Halloween ;)

Autumnforest said...

I want to live in that magical world all the time. Anything is possible in that kind of setting.

Vintage Seance said...

So freakin' cool!

Kathy said...

How great was that? Great photos and I especially love the last photo of under the porch.
Thanks for making my Halloween so great.
Do you ever offer tutorials?

Kathy

Marrow said...

Amazing photos.

Very, VERY sinister considering these are daylight photos. The pumpkin sentinels look especially cool in these pics.

Marianne said...

These pictures are beautiful....especially the black and whites.
I really like your technique with the fog chilling. What kind of black plastic tube? I am thinking that corrugated stuff they use in landscaping?

The October boy said...

spectakular pictures as always Rot. I would kill to have a porch like that.

Rot said...

Marianne,
Yep. It's the solid corrugated tubing. Not the one with holes for irrigation. I sawed slits in it under the sentinels and near the fake fire pit. Even without frozen water bottles, the fog was getting chilled just by staying in the tube.

Brian M said...

Great Pics! I like these day shots as much as the night ones, especially fond of the black & whites. I had success with using the black corrugated tubing this year too.

Countess VonRauber said...

Wow! Seeing the daytime shots is quite a treat =) The leaves that you have covering the ground are so perfect for your style haunt.
Everything looks beautiful ;)

Darkrose Manor/Filialuna Designs said...

Hubs is far more eloquent with words than I am and would be much better at expressing how cool your creations always are. Suffice it to say.... awe inspiring, beautiful, amazing, stunning, and just plain awesome! Thank you for sharing yet another haunty season with us. :)

Dave Lowe said...

You are an inspiration. It's almost impossible to make a haunt look even better in daylight, but you sir have done it.

P.S. Thank you for the display spotlight the other day. Getting mentioned on your blog is like getting an official Halloween seal of approval.

Rot said...

Thanks, Dave!

Jeff in Pgh said...

I feel like I've gotten to peek behind the curtain of the great and powerful...

The very best, as always.

pensive said...

phenomenal. really. inspiring.

Heather said...

Love the daytime fog!