The Raven

Get your creative juices flowing by taking a shot at the dpreview Photo Challenge, sponsored by The Raven. Challenges are photographic mini-competitions (with no prize other than glory) open to all dpreview members and judged by popular vote. There are four suitably horrific weekly themes - Midnight, Entombed, Gothic, The Raven - to inspire your photographic creativity. Starring John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven hits theaters April 27th.
Finished (4 challenges)
Entries: 151
Winners announced: 30th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: A Glimmer of light
Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore.
"Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven,
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!"
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

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3. Gothic
Entries: 140
Winners announced: 16th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: Church courtyard
...I entered the Gothic archway of the hall. A valet, of stealthy step, thence conducted me, in silence, through many dark and intricate passages in my progress to the studio of his master...

from The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe

Give us your darkest, creepiest Gothic-themed shot to help celebrate the release of The Raven, starring John Cusack as Edgar...
Entries: 141
Winners announced: 9th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: Sarajevo 93
But evil things, in robes of sorrow,
Assailed the monarch's high estate;
(Ah, let us mourn, for never morrow
Shall dawn upon him desolate!)
And round about his home the glory
That blushed and bloomed,
Is but a dim-remembered story
Of the old time entombed.

from The Haunted Palace by Edgar Allen Poe

Give us your darkest,...
Entries: 220
Winners announced: 2nd April, 2012 GMT
Winner: Chappel
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.

from The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe

Give us your darkest, creepiest Midnight-themed shot to help celebrate the release of...