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Maybe it's not for Halloween.....

Maybe it's not for Halloween.....
Photo Information
Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2012-09-14
Categories: Architecture, Abstract, Mood
Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-31 3:11
Viewed: 1354
Points: 25
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It's not to commemorate Halloween, although the scary mood it there, but this is the entrance wall of a Torture Chamber in San Gimignano, Italy. Head skulls serving as part of this rubble wall.

PP work: converted to B&W and adapted HDR.

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-10-31 3:30]

In some culture here, the skulls is parts of the tradition. Either its for respect to the death one, or to show victory with the enemy skulls :D

Bonjour Francis
Great importance of contrast here
I saw this in the Catacombs in Paris and also in the Capela dos ossos in Evora (Portugal),; you choosed a good angle with lot of expressions and lights give impressive mood

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-10-31 5:30]

Hi Francis.

I'd say perfect for Halloween.
I like the tones and the extra contrast used for this one, adds depth to the eye sockets and ups the dramaitic feel of the place and the scene. tfs

stv ;o))

Ciao Francis, a really dark composition, wonderful B&W, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-10-31 7:55]


quelle compo pour cette fête, ces crânes sueprb eiamge et rendu elle fait froid dans le dos, mais c'est la réalistée quelle vue.

Bravo et amitié


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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2012-10-31 7:57]


Certainly a scary image for Halloween but also because these were real people. Monochrome adds to the grim subject and the lighting reveals the fine textures and forms.

Very Dramatic and Well Done.


Hi Francis,
A great documentary image,not for me though.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-10-31 8:29]

Hello Francis Xavier,
Beautiful Halloween of the this Catacumbs scene, which fits with the culture tradition. The effect of the image contrast, and the presentation is wonderfull.
Excellent quality of the light on the photograph.
My best regards.

I know some real skulls are being displayed, are those skulls real? Nicely captured with good pov and dof with nice details. Great lighting. Well done, tfs.

Hi Francis
great use of the light and good contrast..
good details

Hi Francis,
A great drama scene and well taken in black and white,
Good contrast and ligth with a sharp details,
Nicely done.

Nice light and shade in this shot. Thepov is good and the details are excellent. Nice job

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-11-01 13:27]

Hello Francis,

That's a right suitable image on the occasion of Halloween. You've captured an interesting relief. A pile of human skull is haunting though haha. Nice presentation, well done. Thanks for sharing.

Kind Regards,

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