Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Ghostly Day


The photographic world is full of fun and mystery especially if you have a cold day with nowhere to be and nothing compelling to fill your time. Here I have taken a ghost of history from Gettysburg and placed him on a walking trail in a land trust nearby. Perhaps someone he knew camped here many years ago during a war.  Do you ever walk historic trails and hear the ghosts of heroes of the past moving in the woods? 

(Please click on photos for closer views.)

This photo below was something I quickly took one morning and because it was out of focus and misty I almost threw it away.  Then, today, while I was deleting dozens of garbage shots, I decided to take my photo and make it even more mystical and mysterious and I think I am glad I did not toss it because it gave me a different window on my back yard.



11 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice....pretty cool play with the pictures...used to live 30 minutes south of gettysburg...and went there often...

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Love the picture of your yard.
I never alter my images
just leave the way the camera
takes them...but then I do not know how :)

Red said...

I'm glad you didn't throw this away as it has a lot to offer...color, mystery?

Hilary said...

It's fun to mess with photos from time to time. You were wise not to trash this one. Nicely done.

Scriptor Senex said...

I should play with mine more often. I'm glad you didn't throw the second one away.

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant new photos, good thing that you didn't delete them.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Your bottom photo is beautiful with a touch of mysticism. Glad you didn't throw it away.

To me all trails are historic. history resides everywhere. I especially find "shadows" of folks in architecture. -- barbara

Barb said...

You've been experimenting, and I like the results!

Dave King said...

I made that mistake when I began to take pictures seriously - throwing away the misty, blurred ones, I mean. No, you did well to keep this one, it's a corker! - They often are.

Dave said...

Good 'photoshop'-ing Tabor, with that man on the path. Almost realistic he was. The fog photo was good too. I think misty photos are magical to look at - Dave

Pauline said...

I like the ghostly image photo - I remember seeing several like him at Gettysburg.