Childhood nightmares…..

The return of the ill treated dolls. Thanks To first time model Lauren for helping out with this image.

Canon 7D
Fixed 50 1.8 @ 50
F 2.2 – ISO 320 – 1/500th sec


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  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...about 4 years ago

    Chilling !! Great concept and well executed, all dolls/clowns gave me the creeps as a kid lol

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonabout 4 years ago

    OH wow….those eyes creep me out too!! Nice DOF use, Steve!

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondabout 4 years ago

    Love the DOF

  • kyteflyer
    kyteflyerabout 4 years ago

    ooo, Chuckie’s sisters :) Spooky.

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 4 years ago

    O no. so scary LOL..Great shot Steve..

  • annibels
    annibelsabout 4 years ago

    Yiiikes……! This sent shudders done my spine. I used to have childhood nightmares about my dolls coming alive at night!

  • Baldric
    Baldricabout 4 years ago

    Men who play with dolls?????
    Great light and depth of field.
    Plenty of atmosphere from the short one with the cacky eye.
    Gypsy wants to know where the dolls came from cause we keep threatening a cull in the toy room.

  • Thanks Rick – they were a couple from margs early years that she just couldn’t throw out so I tried to put them to good use…

    – Steve Chapple

  • LearnToShine
    LearnToShineabout 4 years ago

    Uuuummm I don’t know what to say….. :) You know old things like this just CREEP ME OUT – but an interesting and different shot nonetheles!!!

  • Thanks Kathy – ever since I found them I had a shot in mind – this is close and I appreciated Lauren sitting in on the shot because she didn’t like them either!!!!

    – Steve Chapple

  • Judy Will
    Judy Willabout 4 years ago
    Bit haunting Steve… interesting concept. The model in the background works really well. Great DOF.
  • LearnToShine
    LearnToShineabout 4 years ago

    Hahahaha – I don’t blame her for not wanting to get too close to them -they really are very creepy!! But seriously good DOF and you’ve certainly created that kind of horror like feel :)

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