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ECM Witch Photo


Contest Began: 2007-10-01.
Contest Ended: 2009-07-20.

This creature photo session is now closed!

Thank you to all that contributed!



By Poll: <poll:77073>
<news:[ECM Witch Photo@wiki] Results!>

By [Nioniel]!



ECM Witch Photo

Submissions of photo-only artwork images. Read the image-rules on Elftown Creature Marathon (In short, it has to be your image and it has to be free to copy, but it doesn't have to be new). The goal of this contest is to get a nice image of a typical witch to put on top of the Witch page.

Add your image and a link to your house here.
To upload your image full-size you can use the feature 'Upload a folder of images' that is shown on your house.
This feature allows you to upload one, multiple images or zip-files in their original size to a wikipage.
Once you click this link you can follow the instructions. See also uploading images.

Upload a great looking photograph of a typical witch or a realistically looking photo-manipulation or a dressed up human in case you can't find a real witch...

In regards to 'stock photos':

The stock image has to be that of an Elftown member and for a photo entry, there has to be a substantial amount added/done with it to enter it. - The Council.

Exceptions might be offered if there is a valid reason for it. But, if you do submit more than one image, you will greatly lower your chance of winning, as the votes for your style will be spread out on two entries.

Except for the normal badges and stuff, the winner will get credits on what we hope will be the best page about witches. We will pick one witch-photo or more as winners.

Please note the extremely long deadline! It's because witches tend to be pretty rare and we want the best shots we can get.

Any entry that does not follow the "Witch theme", will be removed.

Photography with a minimal amount of manipulation. We don't want images that look too artistically modified.

If you have photos of atypical witches, you're welcome to submit them here, but we'll mark them as outside of contest.

- The BEST QUALITY photos
- The MOST TYPICAL "Witch" photos
- LARGE PHOTOS represent Elftown having the best Witch Page on the Internet as part of the Elftown Creature Marathon!
This may be helpful: Witch.

Brief description:
Appearance: Most commonly known as of or thought to be of the female gender, but not exclusively. Most widely known to be practitioners of wirchcraft, the casting of spells, the raising of the dead, and so forth.

Three important notations:

---> #1: When the finalists are posted in the Main Street Poll or on a public poll page, the participants are not allowed to beg for votes for their own entry. Do not ask people to vote for your entry via private messages, guestbook messages, moods, wikis, or by any other means. Your entry will be disqualified if you are caught doing so. It is perfectly fine to advertise THE POLL, however!
---> #2: If you feel any of the entries break the rules, please speak up before the entries make it to the polls. You can still speak up even after the contest is closed, as long as the polls have not yet gone up yet. Complaints received after the aforementioned will not be considered valid.
---> #3: For discussions about the Elftown competitions: Here it's discussed if an entry is in accordance with the rules and similarly more complicated issues that can't be solved with a simple wiki-comment. Go to: <forum:Elftown contests>

/Thank you - the ECM Mods and the Elftown Council.

Photo Sessions:

For open/closed/deadline info, see: ECM#Photo Sessions' Statuses.
ECM Elf Photo
ECM Fairy/Fae Photo
- ECM Fairy/Fae Photo Atypical
ECM Fantasy Dwarf Photo
ECM Fantasy Warrior Photo
ECM Mage Photo
ECM Orc Photo
ECM Troll Photo


Insert number, your name, and your image here, after the last, previous entry. Use "img300" to insert the image if it's bigger than that (And it should be! Please upload big photos!).

Title your entries, please!

A title more than just "Witch" is needed.
Thank you!

1. [Jitter] - "Witch and her cat"
I hope this photomanip is okay..? All stock used is mine. for more info see Witch manip stock

I prefer this one^ but feel free to use on the page if you find it helpful

2. [Skydancer] - "Leah - Vintage Witch"
Pure Photograph, young practicing witch

3. [dew_farie] - "Yuletide Fun"

4.[Kuruni] - my mother - "Witch of the tower".

5. [Able Insane] - "The Solitary One"

6. [Aeolynn] - "Follow me-" says the green witch.

7. [de Morte] - "Forest Witch"

8. [Skydancer] - Hogwarts Homework
Model -

9. [Triola] - "Sorcery"

10. [Cillamoon] - The Dark Witch Watches You

11. [nehirwen] - The Witch on the Crossing
(original photo by [Nameless Shadow], photoshopped by me)

12. [Nioniel] - "A Witch at Work"


Go or return to:
- Elftown Creature Marathon
- creature_list

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2007-09-26 [Jitter]: Oops indeed xD


2007-09-26 [Jitter]: ^_^ *huggles bacK*

2007-09-26 [Jitter]: I wish I had a better picture of this: ;_; But the hat& dress are still at my hometown too... ;_;

2007-09-26 [Jitter]: Hehe yeah *hugs back*

2007-09-26 [Jitter]: Can i guess that you also use a flat monitor...? Cause I tried to make it not very dark :)

2007-09-27 [Jitter]: Awww :( *hugs* Buy a tablet they're about 50-70 euros now :)(I think around 60-80 dollars)

2007-09-27 [Jitter]: Arg I see :( *hugs* Mine was a birthday present so I consider myself lucky ^^

2007-09-29 [Jitter]: *nods in agreement*

2007-10-08 [Jitter]: I'ma afraid we're allowed only 1 entry per category <img:stuff/mood21-gif.gif>

I love the second one <3

2007-10-08 [Skydancer]: I was wondering about that, as it says if you have "photos" of witches, and the fact that these entries would be part of a witch reference. I will just have to make a witch photo wiki I suppose. :)

2007-10-08 [Jitter]: :3 Awesome!

If you click on the Elftown Creature marathon there it says about the entries :)

2007-10-08 [Skydancer]: okies, not a problem at all, there is just so much to read, and I don't have as much time as I used to with my commitments to the Isle of Wyrms.

2007-10-08 [Jitter]: I understand *nods*

2007-11-20 [Artemis Management]: Hey, sorry for the confusion. I did not put that up. [bluesteel07] has been on my account and uploaded numerous things that are stollen. I have asked him to take them down, and please let me know if you find anymore.

2007-11-21 [Artemis Management]: Note: all other wikis have been checked. No other people's work has been taken. Thanks for the notice!

2007-11-21 [Artemis Management]: *laughs* Well, I had seen that picture and saved it because I wanted to show it to a friend of mine who looks remarkably similar to the girl in that photo. And, I was on the phone with [bluesteel07] and asked him to enter in a photo of mine, but he needed to put my name on the piece. He thought that one was mine. But, the mess is all cleared up, and I have changed my password. :D So, I think all is good now.

2007-11-21 [Artemis Management]: As do I. :D

2007-11-21 [Artemis Management]: Yes. 'Tis my cousin at Halloween.

2007-11-22 [Artemis Management]: *smiles* I took one of another cousin that won first place in a state contest. And, the one I submitted for the dwarf contest, I took at the Texas Renfest.

2007-12-14 [Easterling]: Both these two artworks are brilliant... :D Good work [Skydancer] and [Jitter].!! I can't decide which one I like the best, they're both great in their own kind of way...

2007-12-15 [Jitter]: Thank you :)

2007-12-16 [Skydancer]: Appreciation :)

2008-03-03 [Nocternity S.]: hmmm... interesting....

2008-11-12 [Alexi Ice]: Quick question, I read the rules but if we have a witchy photo that involves a witch, which is in fact not human but a doll...can we submit that? (Does that even make sence?)

2008-11-12 [Jitter]: Hm it does. And now that you mention it I do have a couple of doll witches that would qualify better than my manip :P

2008-11-12 [Alexi Ice]: Alright I will get an example picture of her and see what the council thinks about it...then I will take an official picture! ^^

2008-11-13 [Alexi Ice]: <img:>

This is a closeup I have of her.

2008-11-13 [Alexi Ice]: Naturally ^^ I just took it off my myspace for quick usage. Lol. Downloading is such a drag. Anyhow I am also interested in the opinions of the other council members, because it is a good question ^^

2008-11-13 [Alexi Ice]: I am begining to wonder the legitimacy of my question though...I know that back tracking on my ideas is stupid but...considering that I did not make the doll, rather bought it off a pagan fansite does that give me a right to post a picture up of her in the first place? Though I did rightfully pay a good sum of money to own her...which may give me more rights to her then I thought...LOL. I am confusing myself, I think...

2008-11-13 [Skydancer]: grins, well, one thing I would comment on, having nothing to do with the ownership or rights, is... that it looks a lot more like a fairy than witch in my opinion. Nice doll though. :)

2008-11-13 [Alexi Ice]: I thought that too, actually...LOL ^^ IT is called Pagan Barbie though, so I suppose it is supposed to be a witch. What do you think about the ownership rights though, since it was your argument that made me question it ^^

And thank you ^^ Whether she be witch or fariey, she is certinally one of my favorite material items.

2008-11-13 [Skydancer]: Considering the type of venue the image would be in, as long as you attribute the maker, I don't see any issues of copyright being a problem. Its your doll, and if you want to take photos of it, thats your business. Your not claiming its yours, just that its an example of a witch.

2008-11-13 [Skydancer]: Having said that I think I might consider setting her up as a still life for the competition, maybe some candles, a bit of low light, some burning incense?

2008-11-13 [Alexi Ice]: Good point. Now if only I could get some more opinions as to whether she is allowed in the competition at all...^^

2008-11-13 [Skydancer]: :) that I cannot help with. :D

2008-11-13 [Alexi Ice]: Lol, That's alright. I will see what the other council members think.

2008-11-17 [Alexi Ice]: I don't think they do...LOL ^^ Maybe she is better for an Atypical witch Oh and yes, the picture I was going to take of her was going to be on my alter, when I was givin an OK. I shall go moniter the forum then, thank you.

2008-11-17 [Skydancer]: hmmm well if you have an altar and are a practicing witch, then why not a photo of yourself at your altar? Thats a photo of a real witch. :)

2008-11-17 [Alexi Ice]: Of course, but I wanted it to be a more fariy tale like. I am nothing special...

2008-11-17 [Skydancer]: Everyone is unique, and everyone is special, but you have to decide that for yourself. :) Was just a suggestion. :)

2008-11-17 [Alexi Ice]: Thank you ^^ And Artsie, I am monitoring the forum and I will do my best with the picture, so long as you think it will fly. (I didn't mean that as a silly pun BTW)

2008-12-01 [Alexi Ice]: I dont think you have...and I am SO not good at photo manip so...maybe I will just skip this contest.

2008-12-02 [Alexi Ice]: Hmmm it is a good idea I guess, I do have some good witchy stuff. When is the deadline?

2008-12-02 [Alexi Ice]: Ok that is still plenty of time to congure something up! ^^ LOL. (A little witch joke)

2008-12-02 [Jitter]: <img200*0:stuff/witchIMGP4176.jpg>

Told ya, more the crone-type :P

2008-12-29 [Easterling]: This is going to be a very hard choice...

2009-01-01 [Easterling]: They're all very good. I think I could vote on everyone of them.

2009-02-13 [Aeolynn]: is this too manipulated? <img100*0:stuff/greenwitch.jpg>

2009-02-13 [Aeolynn]: well... its kind of a large image. It's an old manip of mine.

2009-02-13 [Jitter]: I think it's great :)

2009-02-17 [de Morte]: Hope it isn't too photoshopped.

2009-03-16 [Cillamoon]: Question, does it seriously have to be really tampered with? The original image? I've been trying to overlap images to make it super cool, BUT IT'S NOT WORKING!!! The best I can get is to crop the image so there is no background really, and it's just the image. Can I submit just that?

2009-03-16 [Cillamoon]: P.S. All I have to work with is Microsoft Office Picture Manager, and Paint.

2009-03-17 [Cillamoon]: Really?! That would be wonderful! I will send it to you momentarily. Thank you!

2009-03-17 [Cillamoon]: It may be the morning actually. I forgot that the picture is on my work computer, not this one. :(

2009-04-07 [jaraden]: i think i must have commented here before... i remember commenting.. or maybe i've gone senile again... still, great images here!! can't wait fer the votin to start, although it'll be pretty tough.. loads of amazing pictures, hard to choose just one.... argh!!! you kids must've put a confusing spell on this wiki!!! har har!

2009-04-15 [jaraden]: it seems this poor wiki has been forgotten.. foreshame!!!!!

2009-04-15 [Cillamoon]: NOOO!!! It has not been forgotten!

2009-04-15 [Jewl]: wow.. that woman is VERY voluptuous.

2009-04-17 [jaraden]: a new submission!!! and once again another brilliant image from Skydancer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wicked job dude!!!!

2009-04-18 [Skydancer]: I do what I can, really I hope to inspire and get more folk contributing.

2009-04-18 [Skydancer]: And [Cillamoon] go download the windows version of Gimp, its very powerful, can do pretty much anything photoshop can, and its free...

2009-04-18 [Cillamoon]: OOOOOOOOO! Thank you Marion! I shall check it out in the morning when I am not drinking. lol

2009-04-23 [Iske]: [Kuruni] great one

2009-04-24 [Aeolynn]: They are -all- great :P

2009-04-26 [Kuruni]: It says one entry... so is it possible to add another one? this would help a bit i think...more entries.

2009-04-27 [Lothuriel]: I will find out exactly for you and let you know.

2009-04-27 [Hedda]: [Kuruni]: I suggest that you add another one here and let people suggest which one to compete with and place the other out of contest.

2009-04-28 [jaraden]: i agrees!!!!!!!

2009-05-11 [Kuruni]: Alright! i think i can take a nice shot tomorrow, thanks for answering ^^

2009-07-20 [Cillamoon]: Oooo this should be fun!

2009-08-10 [Cillamoon]: When is this scheduled to go in for voting?

2009-08-10 [nehirwen]: Directly after the current Unar mainstreet poll. :)

2009-08-11 [Cillamoon]: Awesome, thank you!

2009-08-21 [Urmando The Elfling]: Awe...... To Bad to Sad.... I noticed this contest to late <img:44166_1164145160.gif> Iwould have had a wonderful entrance: of a "Real" Witch..!!!

2009-08-21 [Cillamoon]: Oh wow! That's awesome!

2009-08-21 [Aeolynn]: huh woah! lol very cool. I vote for late entry!!! >.>

2009-08-23 [Urmando The Elfling]: Thank you [Cillamoon] and [Aeolynn] if only I was in time...

2009-11-20 [Kuruni]: Congratulations!!

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