Happy Halloween, y’all!
We’re looking forward to a full day tomorrow. We start with a Halloween mini disc golf tournament (I’ll be disguised as a great photographer), followed by our high school’s last (very slim) chance to win a football game this season during our afternoon Homecoming game. All of that will be, of course, topped off by Halloween.
Our cul-de-sac’s tradition, started by JJ the organizational whiz, is to sit in front of her house with a table filled with candy and potluck food. Amid the glow of the streetlight and the odor of bug spray and our neighbor Marcel’s chili, we sit and kibbitz while the kids traipse past, whipped into a sugar-high frenzy. We have so much fun!
And this year it’s even supposed to feel like a real Halloween, with a low of 49 degrees! Usually, we’re sweating while we’re sitting.
I thought I’d get into the Halloween spirit by snapping a few photos. I only found a few decorations that were worth shooting before it started pouring last night, so I had to resort to some in-house photography on my kitchen table. For the above and top photos, I used a flashlight to side light the items and add to the pumpkin’s natural light (a votive candle).
Those proved a little easier to photograph with mostly natural light than the witch with her light-up globe, a Halloween favorite in our house.
As you can see, when the globe is lit, it barely provides enough light to see the witch. Even with making the witch lighter in Photoshop.
But focusing on just the globe itself (which looks like there’s a ghost inside it!)? De-LIGHT-ful!
Just like Halloween!