Instructables
Here is my entry into the Halloween Photo Editing contest.  I was browsing through my photo library  trying to find an idea for a Halloween photo edit when I came across some pictures of trees.  Now I am not that great at capturing with a camera what I am feeling about a place, so my photos seem lifeless and boring. This seemed like a good opportunity to transform a photo with some editing tools. 

I didn't want my photo to be overtly ghoulish I wanted to take a more subtle approach.  I think our imaginations can conjure up more frighting things then what are really there.  My photo doesn't have any vampires or ghost but if you were alone in these woods and night was falling you might be kind of freaked out.  For those of you that want something a bit scarier, I created another one that includes Slender Man.

I used only my own photos in this Instructable, the original image is taken on Cortes Island in British Columbia (there was a deer that I was trying to take a picture of but it got away).  The crow I drew in Sketchbook Pro and the photo with the prayer flags I took at a meditation retreat Centre near Whistler.
 
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zomfibame2 years ago
nice final image.
ChrysN (author)  zomfibame2 years ago
Thanks!
o__o2 years ago
Great job! It looks like Slender Man would be there. :D
ChrysN (author)  o__o2 years ago
Thanks!
Waydago, Nice work.
ChrysN (author)  John Induna AD2 years ago
Thanks!
nfk112 years ago
eh, its good i guess.but what would make it very scary is putting a picture of slenderman in it but only showing a little bit of his head and body. sound good? YES IT DOES!
It's strange how many people have heard of slenderman.
ChrysN (author)  PotatoCoffee2 years ago
I hadn't heard about him until I saw a review for the PC game.
Lol, I'm talking about the real slenderman.
ChrysN (author)  PotatoCoffee2 years ago
Thankfully I've never seen him!
he actual came into existence Thur a photo editing contest on the something awful form
ChrysN (author)  sircaptaintigerotter2 years ago
Really! That's so cool.
and now i plan to make him for this contest XD
ChrysN (author)  sircaptaintigerotter2 years ago
Awesome! Looking forward to seeing it.
Don't speak to soon! =P
iceng2 years ago
Impressive amount of editing :)
I wonder if a pixel viewer could discover your corvid insertion ?
ChrysN (author)  iceng2 years ago
I was hoping the crow would look natural in the photo. Putting a drawn object into a photograph doesn't always look realistic enough.
Ninzerbean2 years ago
Shoot, I could never do this - but it is amazing!
ChrysN (author)  Ninzerbean2 years ago
Thanks!
Nice effect.
ChrysN (author)  PotatoCoffee2 years ago
Thanks!