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Here are the night time pics. Like some forum posters, I have to defend my lighting as being more bright than the camera seemed to catch. But, I certainly realize that I have to do better on the lighting. My video this year was also completely too dark and I shot it three or four times using all settings- regular, low light, and night time. I wonder if all the red led's in stuff nowadays throws off the focus.

It amazes me how I seem to do more each year, and yet I am always disappointed in the final production. I went through two remote foggers before I found one that would work. But the third fogger did not have a timer so I had to manually activate it so the fog was essentially non-existent. I thought my maze last year was sub-standard but I was amazed how many people asked where it was this year.

Anyway, I guess I will never be happy with the set-up especially when I compare myself to those on the forum. But, I am the King of my subdivision and the 75 kids that stopped by will never know. The trash can contained efirecrackers from fright props with remote. I am glad that it had a remote so it would not go off when really young ToTs walked by or when baby ToTs carried by. I so loved my Spirit swamp trees. The trees really added depth to my cemetery set-up.

All in all, still found the experience enjoyable so I will probably pull it out again next year.....That did not sound quite right.:D




 

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Everything looks great! Love those trees. They look awesome in the dark with the lighting. Very nice display!
 

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Your set-up looks great! It has real atmosphere and nice balance of spooky elements. Kids are sure to remember it for years as the best in their neighborhood.
 

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Those trees are awesome! Can you share any insight as to how you made them?

They are the display trees from spirit this year. The stores each got 4 of them and they put them up for sale. You had to pretty much ask for one and get on the list as there was a lot of interest. I think they went for about $200.00 each. Some stores let them go a week or so before Halloween
 

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They are the display trees from spirit this year. The stores each got 4 of them and they put them up for sale. You had to pretty much ask for one and get on the list as there was a lot of interest. I think they went for about $200.00 each. Some stores let them go a week or so before Halloween


Others may have gone the easy route, but I made my two trees out 40 rolls of Bounty paper towels and paper mache' paste, a gallon of brown oooooppps paint, and clear coated them with a dozen spray cans of Dupont triple thick clear spray.............

That's my story and I am sticking to it. :D
 

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You have done a wonderful creepy job.. pat your back with a free hand you have laying around.
Thank you for the kind words and thank you to everyone who replied. As more time has passed, I look at my pics and tend to see the elements that turned out well instead of those that did not. I think the hard part is having this image in your head that is like Disney in scope and then having a pedestrian skill set to work with. :D

I will say that I really missed having good fog which I pride myself on. Fog really enhances any set-up. At least next year, I will have a new remote fog machine in place.


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Great job! That looks amazing.
 
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Really nice photos and great set-up! I love seeing how others do up their haunts as I am not able to do one for others to enjoy as I live way too far off the main road :(

Those trees are great and I had no idea that Spirit sold their display items until this year when I bought a coffin jewelry display piece. Next year, I will be souring the store and getting on the list asap! Lol :)
 
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