Halloween some days gone… I thought you might still have some interesting thoughts and images left for us and this challenge – things Creepy!
If you look up ”Creepy” in a dictionary, it says ” causing an unpleasant feeling of fear or unease”.
Here are some of my creepy nightmares… and in the header my worst scenario. Just how many spiders were at work weaving all those nets? And that – in my own garden…
According to a recent study, the creepiest job was working as a Clown, and among the creepiest items mentioned, were dolls. Personally I clearly can relate to ”unpredictability” as an important component of creepiness. If you are interested in reading more of this study, On the nature of creepiness, here’s a link.
We just have to remember that being ”creeped out” is deep down a good thing for our ability to survive! So – now we are looking forward to seeing Your Creepy answers!
Thank you for the many inspirational and varied entries for Patti’s Monochrome challenge! Some of you were not much used to monochrome before, but found your own ways to answer to the challenge – clever and innovative!
Have you seen these:
- Photo Robert sends us an elegant flower gallery
- Jeremy of Picks of Pics lets us in on breathtaking views
- An interesting study of what filters can do, we get from Laura of Poetrypix
- Olga of Stuff and what if...sends almost ethereal images and verse
As always, Amy, Tina, Patti and I hope you will join us.
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Very nicely seen and photographed!
Thank you, Tatiana – I had great fun.
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These are all wonderful, Leya, but the tree troll and the Guernna are my favorite. Though I certainly wouldn’t want to walk in those dark tunnels or see all those spider webs!!
Thank you, Hannah – the first time I saw a Gunnera. Creepy hands…
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I’ve always found the story of Pompeii to be creepy, so that is what I went with this week: https://wp.me/p2owKx-1jJ
Thanks for a fun challenge!
The story is one of the creepiest – and visiting is quite unsettling as well. It is not too difficult to imagine how things happened.
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As I say in my post, I don’t like creepy but I can take it in small doses. Your last photo is simply TERRIBLE though. 😀 (Unrelated but I really really like Saga from Bron/Broen. I’ve seen all the seasons and am fascinated. I want to be Swedish now. 😀 :D)
Want to be Swedish? I’d love to be Slovenian or Italian…;-D. Poor Totti – he loves a good roll on empty summer roads. This time I saw the brake marks and jumped for my camera. But yes, having the dogs hit by a car is one of my biggest fears.
Probably I just want to be a Swedish detective with leather pants and a Porsche. 😀 And yes, mine too, of course, the fear.
Haha – leather pants ok, but Porsche?
Why not? 😉 Doesn’t it agree with your mental picture of me? Ferrari better? Hahhaha! (I used to have a photo of a Porsche on my wall, I swear. But it was a 944.)
Ok with a Porsche…a red one?
Nope. Maybe silver. 😀
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Here’s my take on this one, Leya!
I have been waiting for you, Lindy. Always a treat!
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A wonderfully scary collection of creepy images, Ann-Christine! Poor Totti! I hope not.
Haha, yes, thank you! I saw the scary picture in front of me…and the dogs getting run over by a car is a big fear.
Chilling images indeed 🙂
Thank you, Hammad! But we are all different – these are only my own creeps!
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So many great variations of creepy!
Thank you – I tried to think of all my little horrors…but we are all different in that. Many interesting new ones rolling in!
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That Totti playing dead! I bet he scared the living daylights out of you, Ann-Christine. I really liked the photo of the orange people too.
Haha, yes – he loves rolling over on empty summer streets…and with the tyre marks it was really scary!
Beautiful creepy images… Especially the tunnel image xx
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My first time for this challenge, perhaps not the last, but I happened to have a photo to fit the creepiness.
So glad you joined in – Thank you for a brilliant find!
Please feel welcome whenever you find the time or the right subject 😀
Very effective creepiness here Ann-Christine especially that tunnel. I’d think twice about entering that! Not so fond of the spiders either – I have big black ones hiding in my wood store and I shudder every time I have to get logs out. I shall have an interesting addition to creepiness tomorrow for you 🙂
Thank you, Jude! And I do know something about those big spiders in wood stores…In Sweden we call them cellar spiders, because we have them there as well…Thick legs and body? Very black? Very Big? It’s them!
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The lighting in your photos sure accentuates the creepiness. Very effective choices. My pick of the creepiest is the second to last one – which looks like something other worldly is reaching up from the leaves!
Thank you – and I agree about the Gunnera…The first time I saw this plant – and I was totally creeped out!
You’re welcome. It is a perfect creeped out photo!
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Here’s my creepy contribution:
Thank you, David!
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A fun challenge for all. Love your creepy collection!
Glad you like it! I hoped to see many different interpretations – we all have our scary and creepy ideas!
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Creepy. Mine: https://fairplay740.wordpress.com/2019/11/11/lens-artists-challenge-71-creepy/
The Gunnera looks like a hand reaching out of the soil. Creepy!
I thought so too…I will not plant any Gunneras in my garden…
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Thank you for joining in! I try to comment on your page, but please tell me how!
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Forgot to add my link: https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2019/11/11/lens-artists-photo-challenge-71-creepy/
Fantastic pics, Leya 😁 Although Totti seems to find it all amusing!
Thank you, Jez, and Totti was enjoying himself indeed – I just saw the tough traces from a breaking car…and grabbed my camera. Hit!
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OMG…. those vanishing people are scary…. Maybe they are real?? 😀 Now I will be scared to walk alone on my way home!
The abandoned home looks creepy too… The interesting theme this week, I feel we are going to freak people out this week!
Haha, yes, I am beginning to feel a bit uneasy myself…Hope you will sleep well anyway! ;-D
I will try not to think about it tonight! 😀
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Hi Anne Christine thanks for this fun topic. Your photos and comments made me smile. Totti oh no Totti! I have bad news for you. Changing a photo of many webs into monochrome does not decrease the webs or spiders to 1. Oh no, no mono! Excellent photo of the webs.
I thought to myself that I do not have images I can use. But I was thinking long term memory, until my short term memory hit me like a sledge hammer!
Haha – you are so innovative and creative always, Abrie. And I assure you – Totti is still alive!
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I’m not easily creeped but a few of these made my neck hair stand up. 🙂 The tree troll is very scary.
Steve, I would not walk there alone at night…
Brilliant photos Ann Christine. Brings on a sleepless night or two.
Thank you – nothing to what your entry does…
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Wonderful challenge Ann Christine. It’s funny how different things creep out different people. I’m fascinated by spider webs and find them more beautiful than creepy, especially in the garden. I love the web picture. B & W give it a sinister vibe.
We’ve only recently adopted Halloween in New Zealand, from what we’ve seen on American TV shows I think. It was never part of my childhood and I don’t get into it. Being British colonists we celebrated Guy Fawkes Day with fireworks and bonfires and as creepy as it got was when we made effigies of Guy and burnt them on the bonfire. Probably less than half of us celebrate Halloween and lot’s of kids enjoy dressing up and trick or treating but that’s about the extent of it here.
I like the webs too, in fact, but not in my face and not the spiders…Interesting about Halloween – it just never caught on really here either. I think it arrived about ten years ago here, too late for me to really like and definitely too late for our grown up children as well. I have seen some trick and treat children and there are pumpkins on the doorstep of some houses, but I think your estimation of 50% applies to Swedes as well. Maybe only 30-40% really. But creepiness is rather interesting anyway – our differences!
And our similarities. Good point about the webs. I don’t much like them in my face either and walking on our bush tracks can be a bit of an adventure sometimes with big webs across. I’m quite tall and get what others don’t. :-0
Then I bet they want you in front as well – fighting a clear way for all the others!
I totally love your photo of the roots. How fun.
I had some fun with this challenge. Enjoy!
Hehe – I can see that! Thank you for loving the roots too!
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Those are some terrific creepy images! By coincidence, the group I sing with performed ”It’s Raining Men” just yesterday! That song isn’t creepy, but your photo of the flying men definitely is. Thanks for this challenge.
Thank you, Celia! So that old song is still sung! I remember I liked it very much. What a coincidence! When I saw them coming down from the sky – I just had to name those men after that title.
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Here’s my ‘creepy’ Ann-Christine.
Thank you, Tish – a tale from olden days – but still alive. Loved it. The views must be glorious from up there too.
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Perfect timing for the creepy challenge A-C. That shadowy figure in the alley is REALLY creepy
Thank you Tina – fortunately I know him well!
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Dear Ann Creepy Collection Indeed .The ‘house in the street’ gives a striking creepy call’ All the images are well selected and reflected the theme aptly…what a chance to catch such images.Thank you for sharing.
Glad you enjoyed them, dear Anjum! I believe the challenge is also a way to face and control ones fears!
Yes so true..one can identify the factors that create fear and overcome them…I am going through my albums once again and maybe something real spooky may show up.regards
You are so welcome, dear Anjum!
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You succeeded in giving me the creeps! Those spiders were the worst!
Haha, well, thank you, spiders are my worst too…
That’s a lot of spider webs in your garden!! Your photos are definitely creepy – but very interesting to view. I took a bit of a twist to the prompt – https://www.quaintrevival.com/a-creepy-surprise/
Thank you, Shelley! That twist was very special!
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You talked me into posting a bit creepy lol
So glad! So I was creepily convincing then? I knew you had it in you…
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Ohhh…Ann-Christine. These are wonderfully creepy images! I don’t share your fear of spiders. For me, it’s snakes. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s posts for this challenge. 🙂
Thank you, Patti! Yes, we seem to be either spider or snakes, don’t we? I think this challenge will be filled with surprises – and I am very much looking forward to seeing the entries!
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Stunning creepy images!!! I am very afraid, I do not know if I dare participate in this challenge… 😉
;-D I hope you will scramble into one piece again…Ana! But, Some of the entries really frreaked me out today…
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That dark tunnel creeps me out but all are chilling.
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Thank you! Yes, tunnels…are in my nightmares too.
Yes tunnels are spooky creepy 👀
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Dark tunnels – YIKESS!! Love all of your images Ann Christine!! I was able to dig up something I found creepy!
Thank you, Pam! Yes…dark tunnels appear in my nightmares as well…
Remarkable! Love these photos. What a cool way to approach this theme!
Thank you, Amy! Already some spectacular entries have arrived – looking forward to seeing more!
The tunnel shot definitely has horror movie potential, Ann Christine 😦 😦
Thank you, Jo – and in my nightmares it is…
Beautiful composition and editing of the tunnel.. what is lurking in the tunnel? xx
Oooh, very creepy…not sure I have anything really creepy, but I’ll have a look!😊😊
Looking forward to it, Sue!
As I said, not much, but I’ll look
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Totally agree with Tish. Raining men? I’m curious.
Ha, yes – It’s Raining Men was launched in the 80’s (if I remember it right) by a group called The Weather Girls – found it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5aZJBLAu1E
I love that song. Thanks for your clarification.
Co-written by Paul Shaffer, band leader on the David Letterman late night show back in the day.
Thank you for the fact filling!
And, seeing those artists in the night sky, and being swung down from a big crane – creepy – I got the vision of that old song. It’s Raining Men – for real!
Nigel says you have an eye for the uncanny! We especially enjoyed the tree troll. Also the baby gunnera, and the creepy tunnel character! Awesome.
Thank you, Nigel…! I sometimes wish I hadn’t…but it seems you recognize some of them too. Tunnels of no return are in my nightmares.
These shots are really well-framed.
There’s a great use of lighting, as well as capturing of detail.
Here’s mine for this week:
Thank you so much, SH!
Quite creepy Ann-Christine 😀
Thak you, Brian – I know you have got many creeepy things in Australia too…
I have refrained from frightening people lol
Haha – well, I almost believe you! Everything coming from you is beautiful and lovely!
Awww thank you Ann-Christine ❤
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It’s amazing what monochrome can do for a creep vibe. 🙂 I love the creepy tree and what look like green fuzzy hands coming out of the earth. But the actually worst one would be a dark tunnel with an unknown person in with you, as it has the possibility for an actual problem.
True – as I mentioned, I think unpredictability is a factor to consider for creepiness. Glad you found some creepy things here too. I sometimes dream of narrow tunnels where I have to crawl, and in the end there is no way to return. Creepy and scary.
Wow!!!! What a FAB gallery … some I recognize. Now I have dig deep in my files to find fear. Great topic, A-C!!!
An excellent challenge!!!
Yes, I agree … but I can’t find any scary on file. So I have to wait until next week. Not fun at all *smile
Missing you then, Viveka – Welcome back next week!
Yes, see you next week. *smile
Yay! Hoped it would make us laugh, shriek or at least react! It is good for us. ♥
Thank you, Viveka – I am sure you will dig out something very special…
… NO … not one that is suitable for this topic. So I have to wait and play until next week. Sent over one hour yesterday digging. *laughing – it was like digging after gold. *laughing
Oh – sorry, but gold is almost impossible to find – I agree!
Your dark tunnel is definitely creepy Ann-Christine, I wouldn’t walk there alone. I wonder of you think my croc is creepy https://lucidgypsy.com/2019/11/09/the-creepiest-beasts-on-the-planet/
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Anything to do with kids’ toys, in a dark room, very creepy!
The last photo is right out of every Hollywood haunted house movie, the abandoned doll 🙂 From your note though I guess it’s a living one 😀
It is my dog, rolling in the middle of the street – he loves the rough surface scratching his back a lovely summer’s night…And dolls seem to be a major creepiness according to a scientific research!
don’t get too frightened by this: https://solaner.wordpress.com/2019/11/09/lens-artists-photo-challenge-71-creepy/ That’s mother natures original work 🙂
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Your post brought a smile to my face 😉 But this will be a difficult challenge for me. I have to think hard!
Had I known this is coming, I wouldn’t delete one of my photos… it was so scary (for me) that I decided to destroy it completely after looking at it several times. 😉
Have a great day.
Haha, well, if it was that scary I am glad you got rid of it…and did not post! We might have caused a severe drop-out on the challenge…Hope you find something a bit less scary for us!
Wow! So many wonderful examples of creepy. Those spider webs definitely give me the creepy chills and the dark tunnel can be a story of nightmares. Thank-you for the nod in sharing my link for monochrome, Ann Christine. I am overjoyed. 🙂
Thank You, Olga! And I must admit dark tunnels occur in my nightmares. And they are so narrow I cannot turn back. Iiiiii…
Here is the closest I could find: http://chava61photography.photo.blog/2019/11/09/lens-artists-photo-challenge-71-creepy/
Wondrfully creepy, Ann-Christine, and especially that header photo.
Thank you, Tish – my worst scenario…
Creepy indeed. And that is why I don’t like clowns.