Here are the winners from the contests. Dean at left won for best costume, and Glenn at right won for best pumpkin.
This was my photo of the day for this day. I was very tempted to wrap some of the proscuitto in one of his eyes.
Tripods are so photogenic... not!
This will hurt me more than it will hurt you, son.
Steadfast determination. George would later say, "These people are serious!"
If this was in focus, it might have been my photo of the day.
The winning pumpkin was best viewed from the side. I didn't realize this until I later saw a photo of it from the side.
The cat pumpkin will take 3rd place. Marty will later say, "If you close those doors, your background will be better." Oops!
This pumpkin will take second place. The pumpkin to the right is a synthetic. I'm told that these glow very nicely, and obviously they won't rot away in the November frost. But there's no pumpkin smell and the material creates patina (dust) on the surface.
It is at this angle (and in this light) that the winning pumpkin is most effective. Later, when there's light coming out of his eye, it's not quite the same.
Lining up the pumpkins for judging.
What a difference a little light can make. (For most of these, anyway.) Thanks to Glenn for providing candles. This is a 30-second exposure in a nearly dark room. I particularly like the starburst coming from the witch's hat.
After I took the earlier winners shot with the normal wide angle lens, Someone said, "Hey, do that yoga group shot again!" Glad I brought the fisheye lens. This is the posed version.
The fisheye group shot again, un-posed and therefore, better!