Monday, November 27, 2006

Thread of Fame: Do You Believe In Ghosts?

Do You Believe In Ghosts?
Originally uploaded by eye of wally.

Again LE images in this kind of sub genre are fairly common. However in this day and age most people will assume that it is some digital trick that has created this. When in fact it is all done by the settings and clever movement while the shutter is open. The fact that most people can do this with out any kind of digital manipulation intrigues people. However that alone will not get a similar image to #1 of interestingness.

What propels this image beyond the ghost imagining sub genre long exposure is the attention to detail eye of wally has paid to the setting where his ghost hovers. The time of day this image was captured is dusk or twilight that limbo state between night and day, where your eyes are still adjusting and very easily could play tricks on you. The graveyard could have been designed to look menacing or scary. Instead like the time of day it is show in a limbo state. Its where a ghost would hang out but you are unsure of the nature of its hangout.

It is the lack of decision in this image that makes it so appealing. Everyone who views it has to really examine it to understand what the intentions of the photographer are, but in the end they realize that eye of willy has left the intentions up to them.

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