The Unenchanted Forest

July 27th, 2009

The Unenchanted Forest - Family Portrait

Nature just brings out the love, doesn’t it?

(submitted by Tony)

137 Responses to “The Unenchanted Forest”

  1. Herro says:

    This was right before they put on their full-body Winne the Pooh costumes.

    Just ooks like an honest European band photo. They’re doing nothing awkward.

  2. Tocsnai says:

    Do you take your We’re-part-of-nature’s-wonder family photo in a forest that’s been so aggressively trimmed?? They look as if they’re mourning the tree they’re posed around.

  3. Killer Kate says:

    I like it! However, it would have been better with the kids only.

  4. lessthanbee says:

    you kno, creepy as it may be..i’m really diggin the dad’s windbreaker. is that memebers only? ;)

  5. Cath says:

    Would make an awesome album cover.

  6. Allison says:

    I think it’s a great shot!

  7. ali says:

    mind-boggling perspective… ahhhh

  8. Penny D. says:

    It’s like one of those Russian folktales, where any moment something that’s supposed to be symbolic but makes no sense and is totally terrifying is going to happen.

  9. brennan says:

    I am legitimately afraid for my life after seeing this picture

  10. Grace says:

    the girl in front was totally photoshopped in!!

    • Amy says:

      No photoshop. That girl in the front is me and I remember the photo being taken. We were all told by Dad “don’t smile or else!”.

  11. Matt says:

    this pic looks edited…. maybe a little photoshop action?

  12. julie says:

    I think they’re just trying out their new couch before they take it home.

  13. pollardito says:

    Maybe a better title would be “Disenchanted Forest”

  14. Modine says:

    Mom is making sure this family vacation doesn’t end with 3rd degree sunburns for her fair haired family.

  15. GoFigure says:

    Children of the Limbs

  16. KatieMB says:

    This picture just freaks me out!

  17. nicswife says:

    this picture is freaking awesome. soo much potential!

  18. Snappy says:

    I do really hope that they are just exhausted from a draining, fun and long family vacation and they aren’t always that unhappy looking!

  19. Cherriej says:

    Oh man! This is creepy!! This ranks right up there w/ the “Twilight Zone” family pic from awhile back and Jennifer’s “awkward baby photo”. There should be warnings on some these pics about scaring the heck about us!!

  20. Lolly says:

    i was just about to say they look like the children of the corn.

  21. BJMallory says:

    This is just CREEPY. I keep expecting one of those kids to say “He wants you, TOO…MALACHI!!!” Brrrrrr!!!!

  22. Ackward says:

    I think the little girl on the right is trying to steal my soul.

  23. Gretta says:

    Aren’t wood nymphs usually more spritely?

  24. MST says:

    They all look so “board”

  25. rebelle says:

    They don’t look very happy

  26. Chazlette says:

    Children of the Corn.

  27. Go Vanilla Go says:

    Don’t everybody smile at once now…

  28. nerm patteson says:

    Oh, what a tangled branch we weave…

  29. John D says:

    The artist has drawn five human figures in this woodland scene. How long will it take you to find them?

  30. sitboaf says:

    Jeepers Christmas!
    I thought those folk only came out at night. Beware, unwary travelers…

  31. Margaret says:

    This one truly has to be photoshopped, the proportions are totally out of whack!!!

    • Snappy says:

      I was going to scold you for bringing up photoshop but thought I would take another look. These people really are all out of whack with the proportions…adds to the creep-factor.

    • GW says:

      I don’t see that. It could be the product of a wide angle lens and the fact that each family member is a different distance from the lens. What a riveting shot, too! Creepy!

    • Angie says:

      Probably what happened is the little girl is a lot closer to the camera than the others (you can tell that the tree she’s sitting on is really angled toward the camera). The photographer shot at a small aperture to get everyone in focus and that’s what gave it it’s ‘special’ (aka creepy!) look.

  32. pooper! says:

    a woodland sprite!

  33. Leigh says:

    Two days after this photo was taken the parents mysteriously disappeared and the children moved into the cornfield.

  34. bedif says:

    Sooo…this is a 1973 family band and this is the cover of their first album?

  35. Hannah says:

    I am more terrified of the blond girl than I have ever been of anything in my life.


  36. Mary says:

    Why so glum, little elf people?

  37. Sarah says:

    Can you say “CREEPY”

  38. Jill says:

    Either this shot has an amazingly skewed sense of depth, or else the little girl is larger than the father. Wonderfully awkward even without the mopey faces!

  39. Pat says:

    Children of the Corn go hiking

  40. Angie says:

    Yikes! The depth of field on this does strange things to the size of the subjects! That little girl looks ginormous compared to the others!

  41. Lisa says:

    The blonde Adam’s Family.

  42. Michelle says:

    But I LIKE this photo! I think it is actually quite beautiful. A Tim Burton quality to it, if you will.

  43. Alan says:

    Ahh yes. Forced to go out into the woods to build character.

  44. Emily says:

    The Children of the corn have gotten lost in the magical forest where happiness goes to die…how awkward.

  45. Natalie says:

    This Looks More Like A Public Service Announcement

  46. Cincoflex says:

    Yeah, looks to me like the thrill is gone . . . if it ever was there in the first place.

  47. alter_ego says:

    This is the promotional poster for the next Lemony Snickett movie.

  48. Rick says:

    Sort of has an impeding disaster “Children of the Corn” feel to it ………

  49. miranda says:

    This is just amazing!

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