Happy Halloween to All! by miraries

Happy Halloween to All!

Have not taken any photos of the beautiful place we're in. Did not have any time before & now the rain has not let up since Saturday afternoon. We heard in the news that Melbourne & surrounds will get one months worth of rain this weekend. We're pretty wet & out came the gum boots & umbrellas again.

Being Halloween I posted this photo of Dad & Dave which I played around with in Picnik. As a tribute to Steele Rudd's "Snake Gully" characters, Dad, Dave, Mum & Mabel, this life size family has been immortalised in copper by sculptor Aurel Ragus.

They were characters in Rudd's "On our Selection" novels which was set against the backdrop of land selection in the late 19th century. The humour of the novel struck a chord with Aussies then & so was made into silent films, then became a popular radio series & later in 1970-71 in TV with some changes on more modern themes.

I did not like the sculptures - I thought they were dark, weird-looking and scary. Maybe because It was well before my time here in Australia it did not strike a positive chord with me. I hope I will not offend anyone by making Halloween characters of these sculptures. What is halloween anyway but just poking fun at what scares us & in that way lessens its ability to frighten us. Happy Halloween to you all!
Cool pic! Liking your editing skills :-)
October 31st, 2010  
Very clever editing. Bet Dad and Dave never dreamed they'd be presented in this reincarnation.
October 31st, 2010  
very creative :)
October 31st, 2010  
@taleweaver @cleaty thanks @girlie thanks even the reincarnation bit fits into the Halloween theme.
October 31st, 2010  
I don't think they'll mind a bit. It gives them a little change from the everyday look. Nice job on the edit.
October 31st, 2010  
lol,great edit.Hope you get a break from all the rain soon!
October 31st, 2010  
Very creepy!
October 31st, 2010  
Great shot.
October 31st, 2010  
WOW GREAT.. have to play with Picnik some more..just got it the other day not I'm not quite familiar with it yet.
October 31st, 2010  
Cool, creative and very creepy!
October 31st, 2010  
fun editing! Spooky to me!
October 31st, 2010  
funny great editing
October 31st, 2010  
Fun shot! Happy Halloween :)
October 31st, 2010  
Love the birdy touch.
October 31st, 2010  
scary scary Miriam ;)
November 1st, 2010  
Ha ha cool and creepy!
November 3rd, 2010  
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