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Doll face

Posted by
Charlotte Meryman (Williamsburg, MA, United States) on 31 October 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Dublin, New Hampshire
Happy Halloween, everyone. Here's hoping you don't meet anything like this today!

Canon EOS 7D 1/80 second F/5.6 ISO 250 62 mm

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David from Detroit, United States

Nightmares for sure! That is scary, in a very artistic way!

31 Oct 2010 1:45pm

@David: And would you believe this resides permanently in the guest bedroom?!

Candais from Lisieux, Canada

This is the best halloween shot I've seen...very disturbing but I agree with David, very artistic.

31 Oct 2010 2:47pm

@Candais: Thanks so much!

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Scary... a good framing on this old cracked face. One of the best shots for Halloween for me, too.

31 Oct 2010 3:26pm

@Francesc B.: Merci.

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

strong! happy halloween!

31 Oct 2010 4:04pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

I somehow got away from watching your blog. I'm adding it to my blogwatch.

31 Oct 2010 4:41pm

@Larry Elkins: Thanks so much, Larry.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Oh, not only that I wish to meet anyone like that on Halloween, but never ever :) There is such a strong story and sad feeling behind this image.

31 Oct 2010 6:09pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Superb macro!

31 Oct 2010 6:20pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

this is crazy scary!! great for halloween!

1 Nov 2010 1:11am

Shawna from Regina, Canada

Great image, great find. Love the image in every way

1 Nov 2010 5:10pm

Randi Wible from Valparaiso, United States

Wow. I love it. It's so creepy!!

1 Nov 2010 9:13pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Yes... spotlight !!! congratulations... it's well deserved !

1 Nov 2010 9:17pm

@Francesc B.: Thanks so much. That was a nice surprise!

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


2 Nov 2010 12:48am

P. Morris from Canada

Dolls are receptacles for love. This one has been abused but makes
a wonderful image for Halloween. Nov.2 is Mexico's day of the dead.
Well deserved spotlight, congratulations.

2 Nov 2010 1:52am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

OMG! What happened?!!! : O
Fabulous shot. Good job, Bravo. : )

2 Nov 2010 2:08am

@ORBIT: It's just very, very old, I think. Thanks!

David from Detroit, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

2 Nov 2010 2:22am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

One of the strongest shot I've ever seen…

Congratulations for the spotlight.

2 Nov 2010 5:37am

@Calusarus: Thanks so much.

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania


2 Nov 2010 6:31am

Laurent from France

Fantastic !

2 Nov 2010 8:43am

ursulakatariina from Greenock, United Kingdom


2 Nov 2010 9:34am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Congratulation for the Spotlight ! Well deserved !

2 Nov 2010 3:53pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Terrifying and perfect image for Halloween.
The eye looks strangely real.
Congratulations on the Spotlight!

2 Nov 2010 9:00pm

@Barbara: It does look real, doesn't it? And what IS that thing that looks like worm crawling out of it?? Yikes! This actually is a detail from a larger frame. When I processed it, I realized the face was far more terrifying on its own than with the body and another antique doll next to it ...

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

very nice!! who would have known?

2 Nov 2010 9:06pm

Shawna from Regina, Canada

Congrats on the spotlight. Is is an amazing image. Wish I took it!!

3 Nov 2010 2:34am

Barbara from Florida, United States

It has even more Ewww apeal. I didn't see the worm coming out of it's eye the first time around.
Still the best Halloween image out there! Good work.

3 Nov 2010 6:54pm

k@ from Paris, France

Geez, this is damn strong !

4 Nov 2010 9:47am

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

This doll is amazing, I would love having one! I do have to say that eye looks very real and I am somewhere between wondering if it is just that good or you put a real eye in there. Either way.. fantastic image!

4 Nov 2010 12:04pm

@Dutçh: No Photoshop tricks -- just a high quality doll eye! Though I did up the saturation and exposure a bit on the eye to bring out the blue ...

foto-rolero54-color from Gerpinnes, Belgium

Excellent shot!

4 Nov 2010 10:14pm

Zahra Z. E. from kerman, Iran

OMG...that's awsome..just like SAW movie!

5 Nov 2010 8:46pm

Patrice Troost from TERNEUZEN, Netherlands

Disturbing and superb shot! This reminds me of "chucky" .... do you wanna play?

6 Nov 2010 11:13am

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

Disturbing, congratulations on spotlight!

9 Nov 2010 4:21am

cristof from montbéliard, France

vouaaaaaaaaaaaa j'adore !
ce coté surrealiste ,cette atmosphere qui ce dégage de ce cliché est trés fort !

17 Nov 2010 11:35am

@cristof: Merci beaucoup, Cristof!

Canon EOS 7D
1/80 second
ISO 250
62 mm