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© Paul Lavallee
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

Using infrared film to detect ghosts at my favorite anonymous cemetery.

More of my IR work can be seen in my story You Too Can Shoot Infrared Film!Created using my Holga 120N with Efke IR820 Infrared film. Photo scanned with an Epson Perfection V700. No digital manipulation beyond brightness and contrast adjustment. I have the negative to prove it!

Ps. Thank you for the spotlights, Robert and DW!


50 responses

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (5 Oct 2010):

    Ghostly and wonderful, Paul!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (5 Oct 2010):

    This is so very cool!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (5 Oct 2010):

    Hauntingly Beautiful!!!

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (5 Oct 2010):


  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (5 Oct 2010):

    Love love this! and voted.

  • Megan Green

    Megan Green gave props (5 Oct 2010):

    Me too.

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (5 Oct 2010):

    My vote!!!

  • Jonathan Davis

    Jonathan Davis gave props (6 Oct 2010):

    Yup! Rad!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (6 Oct 2010):

    awesome entry!

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (6 Oct 2010):

    LOVE this Paul!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (6 Oct 2010):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (6 Oct 2010):

    Eeerie and awesome ! Voted !

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (6 Oct 2010):


  • Devin Hayes

    Devin Hayes gave props (6 Oct 2010):

    Very cool! and voted :)

  • clancy214

    clancy214 gave props (6 Oct 2010):

    this is AWESOME. wow.

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (6 Oct 2010):

    Mysterious even without the context! Great image, voted

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (6 Oct 2010):

    Oh YEAH/RAD!

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (7 Oct 2010):

    Yeah! Got my vote.

  • ale di gangi

    ale di gangi gave props (8 Oct 2010):

    terribly fascinating

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (8 Oct 2010):

    Yep, another good one!

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (9 Oct 2010):

    Super! Voting

  • Melissa Thorburn

    Melissa Thorburn gave props (9 Oct 2010):


  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (10 Oct 2010):

    Oh yes, voted!

  • Joseph Rotindo

    Joseph Rotindo said (10 Oct 2010):

    the detection of phantoms in cemeteries is a tricky proposition, yet here you have done it remarkable justice...

    excellent work, Paul...right down to the grainy texture and daugerreotype feel...

  • Bianca Stewart

    Bianca Stewart (Deleted) gave props (11 Oct 2010):

    Beautiful and frightening, Paul. This is absolutely voted.

  • angelo facchini

    angelo facchini gave props (13 Oct 2010):

    yeah, it,s good.

  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (14 Oct 2010):

    Impressive. My vote

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (14 Oct 2010):


  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (14 Oct 2010):

    Gosh this is remarkable, love it, voting..

  • jacob kedzierski

    jacob kedzierski gave props (14 Oct 2010):

    awesome. they walk among us!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (15 Oct 2010):

    Really awesome shot!

  • Jim Ford

    Jim Ford (Deleted) gave props (18 Oct 2010):

    way cool Paul....voted!

  • Marie Wilson

    Marie Wilson gave props (18 Oct 2010):

    Voted Rad!

  • Cass Nicole

    Cass Nicole gave props (21 Oct 2010):

    my vote! i love it.

  • Sarah Dudley

    Sarah Dudley gave props (23 Oct 2010):

    I'm very jealous of this! Awesome work.

  • conchita. del. mundo.

    conchita. del. mundo. gave props (23 Oct 2010):

    this is too bizarre. freaky.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (26 Oct 2010):

    voting,,,, what a superb entry


    JOE FAILK gave props (26 Oct 2010):

    Yea Rad Vote!

  • Rhio9 (Rhio9)

    Rhio9 (Rhio9) (Deleted) said (28 Oct 2010):

    big vote from me

  • Bruce Jones

    Bruce Jones said (28 Oct 2010):

    Thanks for your comment on my Halloween.

    I got fascinated for a couple of years with manipulating the emulsion of the SX-70. There is a woman, can't remember her name, who taught it and Dye transfer.

    Now, I really like your work. All I have seen so far is the ones here, but will go look at your website. It is good to see real creativity.

    Be well, Bruce (DeadwoodPete)

  • Bruce Jones

    Bruce Jones said (28 Oct 2010):

    Two more things. First, my name on this site is Bruce Jones, I just DeadwoodPete on my chess site.

    Secondly, I would really like to hear your response to my photo "Tibetan Devil"

    thanks, Bruce

  • Paul Andrews

    Paul Andrews gave props (3 Nov 2010):


  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers gave props (7 Nov 2010):


  • Aimee Quesada

    Aimee Quesada gave props (7 Nov 2010):

    YEAH! Rad!

  • Danica Radman

    Danica Radman gave props (7 Nov 2010):


  • Emanuela Franchini

    Emanuela Franchini said (15 Nov 2010):


  • Paula Paiva Photography

    Paula Paiva Photography said (16 Nov 2010):

    Love this, voted!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (30 Nov 2010):

    john linton moment..."spooktacular"...voted!

  • kris stewart

    kris stewart said (29 Dec 2010):


  • Teresa Nabais

    Teresa Nabais said (2 Feb 2011):

    Yeah! Love it!

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