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The Killer Christmas. by DavidTalley The Killer Christmas. by DavidTalley
I went up to Mt. Baldy over the weekend, and had one of the greatest days of my life playing in the snow with my best friends, shooting photos with numb hands, and warming up afterwards with hot chocolate. This photo was inspired by my incessant need to sharpen every candy cane I eat to the point of dagger-dom. I don't understand myself, nor why I do this to the obviously innocent and cheerful canes. What is my life?

Model: Mary Pettygrove (Who was a total trooper, posing in the freezing cold. She didn't even fuss when the candy canes got stuck in her hair, and subsequently didn't fuss when I pulled them out, haha)

On flickr.

Also, I totally keep forgetting to mention this, but I made a twitter! I'm still figuring it out, but I'd love to see you guys over there.
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Given 2013-02-09
The Killer Christmas. by ~DavidTalley is a very compelling photograph where evidence of poignancy can be seen in the expression, pose, and the general placement of where everything is. This is a concept that is profound from the many perspectives you can have about this piece. ( Featured by 3wyl )
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LoveSweetLOVE2155 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Love This!!!
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hayley--jade Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh this is amazing! <3
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Snoosi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   Photographer
Wow, this is...mesmerizing, breathtaking..I don't know, words will not ever suffice. Just downright perfect, every single detail.
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ADOrnelas Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Someone make this a movie, Please,.....
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:iconianibal:
ianibal Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing!
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iendrakurniawan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Photographer
great ! nice concept!
love it :)
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Frozen-Inferno Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
That is awesome! Very unique.
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:iconmaddimasquerade:
maddimasquerade Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Amazing.
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BurningwoodM Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I have had one of these Xmas's.
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HyperChronic Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
This is a fantastic piece! :wow: So dark, yet very yummy! :dummy: Congratulations!
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winterkate Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Writer
I feel like Candy Cain would have also been a good title for this work.
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VersusShadow Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually sharpen my candy canes on both sides, until they are equal length, and make fangs. You aren't alone :)
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ShutterBug97 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Photographer
Haha, it was only a matter of time :)
Well done!
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Bleeding-Magic Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Photographer
The execution, concept... everything is just wonderfully done. Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Beautiful composition, David. How long did it take you to file down all those candy canes? :P
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Radicaun Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
:iconcandycaneplz: :iconsadnessplz:
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MercixPill Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3
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Kaniac101 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is why i love photography like this it gives a story to the people who see it and that's art, WELL DONE!
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:iconkato97:
Kato97 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
This is beautiful! Amazing :)
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monocorpse Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So Amazing!!! I loved.
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NVanity Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
This is just gorgeous!!
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LCextrordinaire Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I sharpen my cant canes too. Don't worry about it. ;p
I love the picture btw. Great job on it, and on getting a DD.
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bluevelvetwings Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I sharpen my candy canes too; someone ought to make a movie out of it and call it the most b-horror-movie name I can think of, "Killer Canes", and they could totally reference Cain and Abel. This pretty girl should be the leading lady XD

My imagination got carried away I love this <3
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Rockerchick676 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow o: I love this peice! its seemingly simple with a darkness about it. really well done! cheers to us who sharpen our candy canes :)
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Shynku Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Amazing (`o`)
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AshGUTZ Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Superb and I loved the description. Simple things in life are the best. x
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epicnessoncrack Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
This is amazing x
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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LiamTown Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Ah, I share your strange tendency to turn otherwise innocent candy canes into potentially lethal objects. lol. Congrats on the DD.
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CherryBlossomShadows Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Me too! Strange coincidence isn't it? Maybe we're all secretly psychopaths or something?
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LiamTown Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Haha, it's an argument that could be easily made. ;)
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Zukllla Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
oh, wow! O.o
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AoutValour Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   General Artist
Amazing.
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Time-Raining Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Wow, what an amazing shot!
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MinkNyu Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
That's dark... But brilliant.
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frisbii Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Gosh, I also do that with candycanes. It makes them more interesting.
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
brilliant
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another-ex-deviant Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice work, Pezi was right!
....and welcome to dA
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