My pumpkin carving skills and how they have developed over the years. And it’s not just the carving, but the actual photographing of them. Getting the lighting and angles just right is very tricky.
The old standard, carved with great difficulty into a Queensland Blue! I learnt to do this one as a kid. Thanks Dad!
2010 – My first pumpkins carved from stencils and still using a plain old kitchen knife. The centre pumpkin is Jack Skellington.
2011 – Dead Cheerleader. More detailed than the previous year, but yet to learn to photograph properly.
2011 – Otis from House of 1000 Corpses. My first carving of an actual person and i nailed it.
Disregard the date stamp above.
2011 – Sam from Trick R Treat. I loved this one.
2012 – First carving using the proper tools, so much easier and more detail. This is Ash from Evil Dead.
Freddy. Beautifully photographed and perfectly carved. 2012 was a year for masterpieces.
2012 – Very detailed and perfectly carved. By now I had mastered the art of photographing lit pumpkins.
2012 – Headless Horseman. My Husband was very good to me that year, he bought me four pumpkins!
2013 – Leatherface. I love how you can see the stitching of his “mask”.
2013 – Root of all Evil. This came out so well, i am very pleased with it!
2013 – Captain Spaulding, House of 1000 Corpses – I’m amazed at how well this turned out. It was trickier than it looked and took a long time to complete.