Sunday, December 07, 2008

Dusting of Snow on Rotting Pumpkin

We got our first bit of snow last night.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Porch Skelly

This shot was hand-held at 1/60 second - f/5.6 - ISO: 3200.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

ScareFX Ghost 2008

Tonight we have our ghost flying in the upstairs window. I shot a short clip with a Nikon D90 in video mode. The low light capability of that camera is quite impressive.

The still shot had the following EXIF metadata:

Size:2.9MB 10/18/2008 11:35:30 PM
Dimensions: 4288 x 2848 pixels
Camera model NIKON D90
Camera Date 2008:10:18 23:35:30
Resolution 4288 x 2848
Flash Not Used
Focal length 105.0mm
Exposure time 0.067s (1/15)
Aperture f/5.6
ISO 3200
Metering Mode Matrix
Exposure Shutter Priority

I can't believe how sharp a hand held shot with a 105mm lens can be at 1/15 of a second exposure.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Some Boney Dude

Some boney guy is sitting on my front porch in my rocking chair. I'm going to need him to move on before Halloween.

Porch Framework

For the past couple of years I've put up a framework to that makes putting together my Halloween porch scenes much easier. The framework is made of simple 2" x 2" pine boards attached at the corners with metal bracing brackets and anchored on the bottom with angle brackets.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Rotten Realty

I'm sure my neighbors looked twice at the realty sign in front of my house.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Zombie Baby

The latex prop is from Spirit Halloween. I had a 20% off coupon and could not pass on the deal. A zombie baby will fit right into our theme.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Halloween Night Photos 2007

Here is a slideshow of some photos taken last Halloween night.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Nox Arcana - Grimm Tales

With their new CD, Grimm Tales, Nox Arcana invites you to enter the Realm of Fable, where goblins, elves and sylvan spirits dwell in the deepest shadows of the forest beneath the wicked Witch Queen's spell of eternal darkness. Immerse yourself in a haunting soundscape of bewitching melodies, eerie sound effects and pulse-pounding orchestrations as you explore an enchanted land of dark fairy tales and childhood nightmares.

Nox Arcana is derived from two Latin words, which roughly translate to "mysteries of the night." It is a great interest in ancient lore, gothic literature and classic horror that unites Vargo and Piotrowski in their neverending quest into shadowy and dangerous realms.

This is another good CD from Nox Arcana. I'll be using some of the tracks in my haunt this Halloween.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Prop Details Coming Soon

I've been getting a lot of email messages requesting information about some of the props I've built over the last couple of years. I'll be posting photos and details over the next couple of weeks. Check back soon or subscribe to my feed.