There might be a 5th. I haven’t decided yet.
Photo by Carlos Detres
I’ve written a few times before my love of haunted places. Although I rarely have an experience, there’s usually a different feeling about a place once inside. I’ve stayed at the notoriously and supposedly haunted Myrtles a couple of times. The first time I had a minor experience — one hardly worth mentioning. The second time was even less mentionable, however the difference in the feeling of the rooms of where I was staying and the ones from another side of the house were noticeable and defined by a heavy feeling in the air. The next morning, after speaking with the people who had stayed in that part of the house, we learned that they didn’t experience anything unusual. My friends and I slept like babies. Either way, it was a fun trip marked by late night drinking, louder than loud bullfrogs and cicada and a foot dip in the fountain.
St. Francisville, LA
June 26, 2013
fashion photography with ghosts.
6 and 1/2 months until Halloween.
This post is all about you. I wanted to say thanks for putting me over the 100 WordPress followers mark this week. But rather than just telling you “thanks. Really appreciate it” I’d rather give you something.
The first piece (the one just below this) was made especially for you. If you’re wondering what you could do with it, do what I did and use it as a background. It’s also optimized in case you’d like to print it and hang it in your room.
For those of you who might be afraid of scary yet welcoming faces (believe me, I totally understand) I’ve also included a free download of one of my more popular prints. It’s the one that always sells out. So take it, print it. I don’t usually do landscapes but this one is a personal favorite of mine.
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It’s been so busy lately that I haven’t had time to write a post. I miss this.
Anyway, a friend of mine and I decided to take a trip to Mt. Misery Road to add the element of mystery to our photo walk. There are many stories surrounding Mt. Misery Road, an old dirt road in Huntington, Long Island. It’s not that I believe these stories so much as that visiting these sites (i.e. Eastern State Penitentiary) adds a feel of adventure. According to legend, there was an insane asylum on top of Mt. Misery (I think it’s the highest point in Long Island). A woman named Mary escaped and then burned down the asylum with its inmates still inside. We tried looking for the foundation of this site but had no luck.
There were no creepy feelings or voices or spirits floating around. The only bit of eeriness was attributed to the dead silence of the woods that the road cuts through. No birds. No rustling of squirrels. No deer. Nothing. As soon as we left the woods, suddenly it sounded like a damned aviary. Birds chirping. Squirrels rustling. But that was it. Hardly supernatural. The trees and foliage haven’t completely recovered from winter so, with the setting sun and barren branches, the scene lent itself to some spooky imagery as you’ll find below.
If you want to read more about the spiritual happenings of this area, check out this great LINK from Long Island Paranormal Investigators.
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Here’s a test shoot for a project I’m working on. Still have a ways to go until I get it just right. Thought I’d share anyway.
Place your hand through the bar.
Old Slave Quarters