Halloween 2012

Back in Austin, Halloween was a true neighborhood event.  We lived at the end of a cul de sac and while the wives were leading our kids around the neighborhood collecting candy, all the men would gather in the cul de sac with lawn chairs and set up a candy conga line for everybody else's trick-or-treaters.  We'd use a projector to show scary images on one of the garage doors and play scary music.  The kids loved it because it was like a mini Wonka Factory, and we just liked lounging around socializing.  Great fun and I always looked forward to it.

I like my Katy neighbors alright, but they're not quite as social a bunch.  So this year, I manned our house dispensing candy by myself while the wife took the boys out.  I wasn't looking forward to it, but it ended up being a lot of fun because the kids in our neighborhood are plentiful, sweet, and to a child, well-mannered.  My Katy neighbors may not be as social, but they certainly seem to be fine parents.

After the boys got back, I snapped a few photos, which yielded a wonderful lesson:  HDR is frickin' awesome for Halloween!


  1. nice! love the gothicness that the mantle adds to the hdr.

  2. Exactly! I thought I was settling having to take the photos in the living room, but it ended up being great.


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