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You try to scream, but terror takes the sound before you make it
You try to scream, but terror takes the sound before you make it
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Challenge: Michael Jackson Song/Lyrics (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Olympus E-520
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital Zoom
Date: Jul 5, 2009
Galleries: Abstract, Horror
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2009

"Thriller" Rap by Vincent Price. Written and composed by Rod Temperton

It's close to midnight and something evil's lurking in the dark
Under the moonlight you see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes
You're paralyzed

'Cause this is thriller, thriller night
And no one's gonna save you from the beast about to strike
You know it's thriller, thriller night
You're fighting for life inside a killer, thriller tonight

You hear a door slam and realize there's nowhere left to run
You feel the cold hand and wonder if you'll ever see the sun
You close your eyes and hope that this is just imagination
But all the while you hear the creature creepin' up behind
You're out of time

'Cause this is thriller, thriller night
There ain't no second chance against the thing with forty eyes
You know it's thriller, thriller night
You're fighting to survive inside a killer, thriller tonight

Night creatures call
The dead start to walk in their masquerade
There's no escapin' the jaws of the alien this time (they're open wide)
This is the end of your life

They're out to get you, there's demons closing in on every side
They will possess you unless you change the number on your dial
Now is the time for you and I to cuddle close together
All thru the night I'll save you from the terrors on the screen
I'll make you see

That it's a thriller, thriller night
'Cause I can thrill you more than any ghost who would dare to try
Girl, this is thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a killer, diller, chiller
Thriller here tonight

Rap:(by Vincent Price
Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y'awl's neighborhood
And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of hell
And rot inside a corpse's shell
The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller
(laughter)

*** Rest in Peace Mr. Jackson ***


Editing:
Two photos - one of the face and one of the nightsky, house and dayglow sticks
Many layers of topaz adjust and topaz clean
dodge/burn
HSL
color balance
sharpen

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This won me the "Better Than Your Average" trophy :)

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Statistics
Place: 11 out of 75
Avg (all users): 6.7143
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.1026
Avg (non-participants): 6.9098
Views since voting: 5635
Views during voting: 466
Votes: 161
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0


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07/07/2010 12:03:07 PM
FABULOUS SHOT, Michelle! Just saw this one! Don't know how I missed it??? Was that your fave model screaming because you took away his Wii for the day?! ;) Ok, I need LESSONS now on how to do this type of thing! You really need to HELP ME! :)
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07/14/2009 06:36:14 PM
Wow! You were right about the Topaz. But it works much better on an entry like this, IMO, than on a farmhouse. Great work!
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07/13/2009 11:49:25 PM
Wonderful colors and expression! And way to go with the expert editing, amazing!
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07/13/2009 06:52:35 PM
Incredible job Michelle.
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07/13/2009 02:18:02 PM
Michelle

Congratulations on winning the 1st Better Than Your Average Cup with this entry and for your high finish.
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07/13/2009 12:48:35 PM
I thought this would have won..darn, But its lovely any how.
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07/13/2009 12:40:46 PM
i pegged this one to ribbon. Sucks that you barely missed top 10. Awesome photo.
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07/13/2009 09:42:06 AM
Nicely done, Michelle!
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07/13/2009 01:59:10 AM
Fantastic! Congrats!
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07/13/2009 12:19:26 AM
Terrific. Should've been front page. Great imaginative approach.
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07/13/2009 12:03:58 AM
This was my top scorer - nice finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/12/2009 01:54:00 PM
Amazing! Love the facial expression and the good use of complimentary colours.
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07/07/2009 10:49:19 PM
Challenge Relevance:9 Impact/Emotion/Mood:9 Technicals:8 Processing:8 Creativity:9

Best in class for me
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07/06/2009 09:19:29 AM
nice use of the theme and the editing rules!
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07/06/2009 12:39:15 AM
Oh that's wild. I like it.
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