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Save the children

By LuzDeNoche
Hello to all in the middle of a hectic weekend.
My favourite part of the Saint Nicholas parade is the arrival of the villains on their float.
Here is the butcher, accompanied by the dark silhouette of Saint Nicholas' evil doppelganger, Le Père Fouettard (father whip!). Half sidekick, half slave. He has to do the dirty work of punishing the naughty children.
Forced to go for a high ISO, so it's a bit noisy...
I couldn't decide what kind of treatment my antiheroes deserved, so the first picture is a set of four atmospheric mono filters, and V2 is a colour cinematographic style.
Have to dash (again, sorry). I'm singing at the childrens procession in the basilica this afternoon, and then it's the busiest week of the term.
Will catch up with you all ASAP...

Tags: Photo journalism Digitally manipulated Digital art

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lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
7 Dec 2008 10:39AM
I prefer the top left image

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JohnH37 13 1 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2008 10:40AM
Great pics.Like all the different versions.Four together works really well.Like the sky in number2.Very dramatic and fits the theme.
Ray42 11 3 England
7 Dec 2008 10:45AM
I agree with John above
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
7 Dec 2008 11:45AM
v2 for is much more gruesome and suits the story....must scare the bejeepers out of the kiddies...
franken Plus
17 4.9k 4 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2008 11:52AM
Version 2 for me.

danbrann 15 640 17
7 Dec 2008 1:12PM
Good pics Lucy. We don't have this in England.
Bob_V 12 1 2 United States
7 Dec 2008 3:58PM
V2 for me Lucy.
mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
7 Dec 2008 4:15PM
Made a comment about butchers on your better halfs upload.
You have done sod all to put them in a ''good'' press,with the gory bloody detail here. !! However,with a sidekick called ''father whip'',perhaps they deserve the bad press !!
microchip 12 1 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2008 4:22PM
Four different effect sbut all work well, Is this a childrens prade all looks a bit gory for me never mind the kids,
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2008 4:39PM
well presented montage
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2008 6:01PM
Nicely put together Lucy. All 4 effects very interesting
goso 13 2 1 Australia
7 Dec 2008 6:55PM
Vers.2 for me Lucy - well done.......Bill
ugly Plus
11 9 57 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2008 8:47AM
Well put together...
Great PS work....

Have a happy X-MASS and a great NEW YEAR to you and your family...

mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2078 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2008 9:12AM
V2 for me, much darker.
Richsr 12 91 223 England
8 Dec 2008 10:00AM
Like your capture and the presentation works for me Lucy.
Regards Richard.
dianah 13 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2008 11:28AM
I like the top left Lucy. I am so glad that you explained looked really gruesome at the outset, I wondered what I was looking at ! Smile
I really like your presentation.
peugeot406 12 7 1 England
8 Dec 2008 3:06PM
Super image and well presented
8 Dec 2008 4:25PM
Very macabre Lucy, love the scenes, comes across well, good luck with your week, Adrian
Bodiewil 12 46 Wales
8 Dec 2008 4:49PM
Vert cleverly presented Lucy... great work
Scaramanga 11 57 6 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2008 6:48PM
Great work, interesting manipulation.
Portknockie 14 48 Scotland
8 Dec 2008 8:21PM
It is very well done ....and very dark and macabre...Lucy

brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2008 7:28AM
A little bird told me it is your birthday, today.


TelStar 14 116 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2008 9:38AM
Happy Birthday Lucy!

danbrann 15 640 17
9 Dec 2008 4:27PM
Happy birthday Lucy. Take care, enjoy your birthday and have a nice Christmas.
norton 15 6 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2008 9:48PM
Nice work Lucy.......

Happy Brithday enjoy your day...........

costas Plus
12 2 2 Greece
9 Dec 2008 11:49PM
Happy Birthday Lucy
All the best
Moj_o 11 10 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2008 5:08PM
Happy Belated Birthday Lucy! Smile

DP_Imagery 14 24 6 Wales
12 Dec 2008 10:59PM
I really like the darkness of v2 - very scary.

lostintime 11 13 5 Germany
14 Dec 2008 2:49PM
I just love the dark and moody tones in these Lucy, they really convey the mood. Super composition with the dead pigs (?) hanging from the ceiling in the background... Hope you had a great birthday.
churchill123 15 233 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2008 9:30PM
Very clever Lucy love the four together interesting write up too
15 Dec 2008 3:26AM
Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Lucy.

Just love the tones and presentation of this image.
Take care, Mac
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
17 Dec 2008 5:54PM
It was well worth a butchers at these Lucy, most macabre and disturbing
JimV 13 6 3 Canada
20 Dec 2008 3:39AM
Must say it all seems a bit ghoulish Lucy, the children would be glad to hear you singing after witnessing that parade, assuming of course, it wasn't a dirge Smile
Rgds., Jim
PS. A bit late but belated birthday wishes, hope you had a great day!
franfoto 11 2 32 England
20 Dec 2008 1:24PM
A very happy Christmas to you and your family Lucy and a peaceful New Year.
SandraKay Plus
12 233 4 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2008 8:11PM
A marvellous set of images. V2 really stands out for me.
Wishing you and all your family a wonderful Christmas.
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
24 Dec 2008 4:09PM
Hope you managed to slow down in time to enjoy a Very Happy Christmas Lucy.
CherryMartin 11 10 United States
25 Dec 2008 3:33PM
Merry Christmas Lucy.
25 Dec 2008 6:36PM
Wishing you a great Christmas and New Year Lucy, Adrian
27 Dec 2008 2:04PM
Thank goodness for the explanation, I thought Heron was back in France! V2 for me. Happy New year to you and your family. Sylvia

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