Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

This is my third annual weird photo for Halloween. I played with an oil candle placed on the end of a long black wrought iron rod to maneuver it through the frame while making a long exposure. Yes, it's the end of October in northern Illinois and I still have morning glories. But you can see they're confused by the shorter days - they're blooming at night now.

This technique was used in my first annual weird Halloween photo back in 2005 (and be sure to check out the photo underneath the first entry). Last year's strange photo featured an unusual fogging of my film taken at a Native American sacred place in Wupatki National Monument in Arizona. I still haven't figured out what happened. Other than the series of photos taken near the ancient ruins, all other photos taken in the area turned out just fine.


Looking for more spooky photos? William Hundley has a unique way of staging photos - wrapping people in sheets and photographing them as they jump in the air. Makes for some weird looking images. Check them out.

Photograph © 2007 James Jordan


Visual-Voice said...

Love the shot! Happy Halloween.

Heimdallr said...

Happy Halloween James. That is an amazing photo, I love it, and your other oil candles too. Fascinating idea.

I followed the links and what a shivery tale of fogged corners. Definately spooky. Do you think it would have been the same on a digital camera?

Wanda said...

Weird and beautiful at the same time...I can't believe you still have morning glory's!!
Happy Halloween!

James said...

I haven't thought about digital cameras. I guess I've always thought of ghosts as analog creatures. :-)

I have heard that "ghost hunters" use digital equipment, so I suppose it's possible.

James said...

Oh, and the last cold couple of days have finished the morning glories.