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Challenge: Nightmares II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Location: NSW Australia
Date: Apr 19, 2009
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Studio, Horror
Date Uploaded: Apr 19, 2009

Pennywise always scared me as a child and now just recently I have rewatched the "it" movie with my children and still enjoyed this character and also enjoyed how my own children were totally scared by pennywise.

With a few hours to go before the challenge starts I have just looked at the previous Nightmare challenge and realized that the winning entry used “Pennywise” I now recognize that I will be seen as committing the ultimate DPC crime of imitating a preceding ribbon winner.

All I can say is that it was done unintentionally and I apologize for the indiscretion and would pull the image but it means too much to me and my kids, we had so much fun planning and shooting this.

Place: 4 out of 95
Avg (all users): 6.9759
Avg (commenters): 8.4667
Avg (participants): 6.9268
Avg (non-participants): 6.9920
Views since voting: 3937
Views during voting: 450
Votes: 166
Comments: 29
Favorites: 3 (view)

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10/10/2013 08:47:29 AM
Man, as a midnight used to have such nightmares from reading It. You nailed it!
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06/27/2012 09:20:33 PM
sonuva.....this brings back one of my worst nightmares, god damnit i hate you so much right now lol....To me this is the scariest of them all.. jeesus man....You win in my book
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11/29/2009 11:03:18 AM
Nice job on the costume. I like the softer focus.
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05/06/2009 12:33:38 AM
Can't believe this didn't get a ribbon, that sucks .. should've been 1st,
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04/29/2009 09:37:22 PM
Where in the heck did you find those teeth LOL
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04/28/2009 09:03:39 AM
Between this and that evil dentist, I cannot look at the results for this challenge. You certainly nailed Pennywise in this. VERY creepy!!
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04/28/2009 08:44:08 AM
Truthfully I just saw the movie the first time about a month ago.
Also the first time I went right to the director's cut. I guess clowns can be scary, like this one is. They have never scared me, I laugh too much to take them seriously.

Imitation is flattery, it's not a crime at all. Some suggested I do a retake of my original nightmare challenge photo. It's done here all the time, there can be hundreds of variations.

The one in the movie IT also had fangs and sharp teeth. Good lighting and makeup. The eyes really lure meaning to this photo. I guess between the two of us, dpc has gotten its' "two-cents-worth" of "Penny-wisdom".
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04/28/2009 03:22:49 AM
Well done, Tim! Congrats!
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04/27/2009 05:16:14 PM
Wow! You did a FANTASTIC job making this clown look haunting and scary. I didn't even realize it was such a no-no to emulate a past ribbon winner. I don't think it should be a no-no. Everyone has their own interpetation and way of making a shot their own. I'm glad no one else seemed to mind either :) Congratulations! This is definitely award-worthy!
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04/27/2009 12:44:24 PM
clowns are terrifying! nice job, lighting really works in this one!
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04/27/2009 06:32:11 AM
Knew this would do well, Pennywise is a real nightmare. I watched the film about 10 years ago and it really scared me. Creepy and good, Tim. Congrats.
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04/27/2009 12:18:52 AM
Yeah, I just can't look at this image. I'm typing with my eyes closed. Sick.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/26/2009 10:27:22 PM
Clowns have always given me the creeps. This fits well into the challenge. My only suggestion would have been to have the eyes look more evil.
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04/26/2009 03:50:22 PM
Now that's scary.
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04/25/2009 01:57:00 PM
Coming back to comment...

One of my favorite King characters! Awesome makeup, fabulous lighting, so true to character! Love it! 10
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04/24/2009 03:49:35 PM
Amazing shot! The makeup, lighting, props, It all works! - 10.
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04/22/2009 12:44:48 PM
as crepy as this is, the shadow form the nose distracts me, taking away from the creepiness.
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04/21/2009 01:41:25 PM
Ok, THIS is a clown I'd be afraid of!!!!
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04/21/2009 12:55:50 PM
This is sooo creepy I can even look at it! Deserves a ribbon for sure!
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04/21/2009 12:06:45 PM
Great re-creation of Pennywise - this pic should hit a nerve with many voters I would think.
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04/20/2009 11:32:37 PM
One of the best in the challenge....should ribbon! Scarey stuff! Bravo to you!! *10*
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04/20/2009 10:16:02 PM
A good composition which is a very effective presentation of a nightmarish subject.
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04/20/2009 07:21:00 PM
Did it all come off afterwards? Nice take.
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04/20/2009 08:32:54 AM
God I hate clowns. This just brings that feeling home. Those teeth!! Man, this IS a NIGHTMARE. Well done.
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04/20/2009 07:04:43 AM
Clowns creep me out... Nice details on the face, bloodshot eyes, messed up teeth work well... The shallow DOF works well for the shot. The lighting on his face works well to focus on him. I can't tell what the red in the background is but make me think of "evil" for some reason. I think this is a well done image for the challenge.
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04/20/2009 03:00:54 AM
I think a recognise the model! A ribbon contender for sure.
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04/20/2009 01:52:02 AM
This shot will scare the hell out of alot of people, those clown fearing types! 7
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04/20/2009 01:19:00 AM
very nice shot! Love lights and shadows
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04/20/2009 12:19:51 AM
Ok .. I have a very strong image in this challenge so far,
as a result, I'd hate to give 10s.
In the same time I can't be dishonest, I am trying to find a single reason not to give a 10 .. and can't find it ..
Perfect lighting, composition, makeup and idea .. btw love the teeth.
Trying to resist pressing 10 .. man I can .. god help me .. 10 :(
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