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This photo is the best I could do in extremely low, low light without sullying the mood with lights or flash. Also, the focus is blurry because I had to sit still for moments, and it is SO hard to focus a hand held, medium format camera in extreme lighting conditions, especially when the figure, ME, is not sitting there yet for the focusng. The air relase bulb is under my right foot, for the old style medium format Hasselblad camera has no timer, no light meter, no nothing, but a lense with a viewfinder!
As I have already heard, "Hey, Laura! I didn't recognize you with your clothes ON," I dressed in an oldish style Western/Santa Fe sorta "get up" to try to enhance the look of the ghost house, though, in retrospect, a longer, flowing dress, and perhaps a hat, would have been better. I'll go and do more later like that. I had also intended to pose nude, too, for the classic timelessness, but, though this ghost town is rather remote, there were other people present. That's a scary thought - for THEM!
So here you have Laura, at an Oklahoma Ghost town, in a builidng that is well over 100 years old; I, being tired, and looking contemplative, because I was both. It was hot, and taking self portraits is often a real pain.
My other half was running around somewhere taking his own shots, so here I am, alone, with the ghosts. And there is a very strange feeling in a place like this. It IS as though you are NOT alone. And I believe I was not.
There was an odd mist that kept appearing beside me. It is slightly visible to the extreme left of the print, but I DID burn it in in the darkroom as best I could because, though it is probably some ghost form, saying, "Here I am. I exist. Look!" it looked funky against the dark, right at the edge of my image. It looked like a technical glitch, which haunted me (excuse the pun). There was no light source there to otherwise explain it, either. Weird.
Sorry Ghost Town Ghosts!
Also by L Hartley
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