Creepy Crawly

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    Halloween is right around the corner! Time to get creepy! Jason and I will be getting and carving our pumpkins this weekend. Hopefully this year I beat him. :)
    Here are some interesting facts about the holiday:

    *Halloween, referred to as All Hallows Eve, was originally a pagan holiday in which they honored the dead. It was celebrated on October 31 since this was the last day of the Celtic calendar. The celebration dates back some 2,000 years.

    *The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts wondered the streets on all Hallows Eve so they began wearing masks and costumes in order to not be recognized as human.

    *"Witch" comes from the Saxon word wicca which means 'wise one'. Witches were thought to be wise enough to tell the future.

    *The souling practice of commemorating the souls in purgatory with candle lanterns carved from turnips, became adapted into the making of jack-o'-lanterns.

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    1. JamieMcK2001 54 months ago | reply

      My goodness. What lovely horror!

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    2. MarcSummers [deleted] 54 months ago | reply

      *shiver*shiver*

      I love the hands. :)

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    3. tamelyn 54 months ago | reply

      well done! :)

    4. Tranquil Drummer 54 months ago | reply

      Now that IS spooky! Nice shot all the same.

    5. Alex Zyuzikov 54 months ago | reply

      Oh wow... I can only begin to imagine how you came up with this... Awesome shot Sam!

    6. Gwen, just Gwen 54 months ago | reply

      This made my toes curl. My toes do that when I see creepy, crawly things that make me uncomfortable.

      Great work though...

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    7. bigChill 54 months ago | reply

      that freaks me out beyond words....really.

      great edit...but please make the creepy stop!

    8. Woodie B 54 months ago | reply

      That's really strange. It makes me feel strong emotions, that's the factor that makes some shots different from others, you are very good, keep on doing this way! :)

    9. sbraffes 54 months ago | reply

      strange but interesting photo- '' Im not sure I like it,but it is visually compelling

    10. Ernie E - INACTIVE 54 months ago | reply

      This is rather creepy!

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    11. Oh beautiful world. 54 months ago | reply

      This looks soo scary!

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    12. nickcockcroft 54 months ago | reply

      With Halloween approaching this is very appropriate! I love the grittiness of it! And the anger shown in the hands is amazing! Great shot!
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    13. Heart-on-Fire11(Kayla Brooke) [deleted] 54 months ago | reply

      love the emotion in this! and the compostion is wonderful

    14. knasen 54 months ago | reply

      Great work

    15. helle-belle 54 months ago | reply

      Creepy - and fantastic!!!!

    16. hjhipster 54 months ago | reply

      Stunning shot.

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    17. Jeff Brint 54 months ago | reply

      Just saw this photo on the YourPhotoTips blog @ 18 Creative Photographs To Inspire Your Halloween Weekend. Great Job.

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