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Creepy Pumpkin Patch by SolStock Creepy Pumpkin Patch by SolStock
Okay, another crazy country story to go with this one. In my relentless search for new stock, I found a new pumpkin patch.

I found this patch about 5 miles down the road from the Mighty Corn Castle. Both the Castle and this Pumpkin Patch were in McHenry County, a place I will probably not want to visit again. Here's why...

My Husband and I were tooling along the main highway looking for pretty country things to photograph, as we live in the city and never see lots of grass and trees. We were having fun being out there, when I spied a 4 foot tall orange sign on the side of the road that was cut into the shape of a pumpkin, which boasted of a pumpkin farm with a 300 lb pumpkin. Thinking that we might find a quaint photo opportunity we traveled down the side road, past acres of corn fields, towards the famous pumpkin farm.
Being all city-fied as we are we never expected what we found.

It was like the perfect Hitchcock, X Files or Steven King setting for a Halloween Farm thriller. A dingy, run-down farmhouse with junk strewn allover the lawn, and an old rickety barn that was overstuffed with hay, and falling apart. Lots of broken down cars and trucks everywhere, garbage, old furniture and bathtubs on the front lawn, and 3 tiny little wire cages that barely contained 3 baby cows who looked so terrified I wanted to go free them immediately. I suppose they are meant to become veal. There was this creepy looking pumpkin patch next to this ramshackle, but there wansn't any driveway or parking lot, and of course, no signs of human life around. Just sad little calf eyes peering out at us from behind the bent up, old wire cages. Needless to say, I shot this pic from my car window as we passed by, there was no way we were going to get out of the car and fall victim to some one-eyed, hunchback, chainsaw-toting hick. We were impressed by the size of the pumpkins, though. My husband suggested that they grew so large because of the rich fertilizer that human body parts probably provided.

This pumpkin farm was in the same neigborhood as the Corn Castle, so I would venture to guess that there's something wrong with the water in McHenry County, Il.
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AliRose-Art Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used!!
Pumpkin Patch by AliRose-Art
It was PERFEEEEEECT!!!!!! Yay!!!
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LaraGirlySkull Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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DeniseWorisch Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used here Vale Encantado by DeniseWorisch  Thank you so much! :heart:
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Cimarron29 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Great find and shot:)
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cazcastalla Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
I used this image here Night of the Living Dead

Many thanks :dance:
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Maneku Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Thank you for your 'pumpkin patch' photo.  It was perfect for the fall, orange manipulation at :iconmanipulatethis:  You may view how I used it here.  maneku.deviantart.com/art/Tres…

Carolyn
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jlthayer21 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
I would like to use this in family photos if that is kosher. 
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kirstie-elizabeth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I used this piece here, and the story to go along with this shot of yours is priceless! 
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1stesahne Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Thanks for the nice  stock: 1stesahne.deviantart.com/art/W…e
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BraveryRose Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used your stock here : braveryrose.deviantart.com/art…

Thanks!
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acheronnights Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey, I used this here:
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Thank you! :)
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LouneRouge Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Hallo, i used here lounerouge.deviantart.com/art/… thankyou! ^^

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ElissandrAnne Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
I used it here.
Thanks!!
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Dragons-Denn Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi , I used your lovely stock in one of my digital manipulation. you can see the outcome below..Regards

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rsiphotography Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
I used this stock here ramseyst.deviantart.com/art/So…
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Violent-Studios Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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I may be moving to ~vaes-studios so if you see it uploaded there you'll understand why~
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howlingwolf67 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Used here!
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A-Wakefield Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
used your amazing stock here: plynwfire607.deviantart.com/ar…
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A-Wakefield Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Creepy story! I loved it!!!! Great photograph too :D
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saftkeks13 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013   General Artist
Used here: saftkeks13.deviantart.com/art/… Thank you! :heart:
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Blackpearls91 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i used your stock here [link] thanks
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Hioderro Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012   Digital Artist
I've used your beautiful stock here: [link]
Thank you :heart:
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endlessnight-m Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used your stock here: [link]
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Thank you for providing beautiful stock! I used this image here: [link]
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AndyGarcia666 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I used your stock here [link]
many thanks!
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Hioderro Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012   Digital Artist
I've used your beautiful stock image here: [link]
Thanks for sharing :heart:
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BrainlessNotBlind Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
thank you for sharing [link]
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Mabahe Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Thanks for the stock, used here: [link]
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Maneku Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Thank you for sharing this great photo. I used it for a "silly Halloween" challenge at Creative Souls. [link]

I also enjoyed your story about your trip to get fall photos.

Carolyn
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ShawnaMac Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for allowing the use of this for stock! Used here: [link]
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yeril Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Used here : [link]
Hope you'll like it :)
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ElissandrAnne Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I used your photograph here [link]
Thank you!! :)
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SwampLogger15 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ooooo, so creepy and pretty! ^-^
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LadyArtemis78 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. Used here [link]
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Selunia Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured @ #Digital-Wings-Art

:pumpkin: [link]
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Susan-Petersen-Roper Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Used your stock here: [link]
Thanks!
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InsectatorTrux Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi
I used this amazing stock image here:
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Thanks a lot for providing it :). Interesting background story.
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mk-kayem Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
This wonderful photo has been used HERE

Thanks so much!:heart:
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MindlessAngel Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used this amazing stock here [link]
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Le-Regard-des-Elfes Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011   Digital Artist
Used your beautiful photo here: [link] thank you! :)
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iliumleather Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
[link] used it here. thanks
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cassasaur Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Used here: [link]

Thank you!
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MissStark Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds like most of my town! Eerie!
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aka-spirit Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
thank you! [link]
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Alison86 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
thank you so much for your stock :hug:
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volframia20 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
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sinister334 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
used this here.. thanx [link]
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karma4ya Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello there :wave:
I have featured this work in my october journal!! If you prefer to not be features please note me and i will be glad to remove other wise THANK you for allowing me to showcase your art!! :)
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serene-topaz Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I used this stock image in my photo-manipulation Gathering the Crop. :)
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