Friday, October 30, 2009

Scary Places

I don't celebrate Halloween. Boo! Hiss! It's kinda' scary. There is enough scary in my life - like anything which comes with a manual printed in 45 languages. But I do like to take pictures and often a photo jumps out at me. Like this one did when I was driving along one day, all alone, just minding my own business. After some tweaking on the computer, the photo began to take on a peculiar aura all of it's own - quite different from its actual dusty grey blues. This also happens to be a day I stopped earlier for a picnic lunch in an ancestral graveyard.

9 comments:

Patricia said...

Lunch in a graveyard?

I REALLY like the photo - it is stunning.

I don't do halloween, either, but growing up it was my daddy's birthday and my parents and their friends always threw him a party that capitalized on the day. So halloween is dear to my heart in that respect, but I have STRONG feelings about the whole "fear factor" associated with it. Now that I have grandchildren, I've had to ease out of my no-halloween comfort zone so that I can enjoy their fun costumes and activities...but you won't find me encouraging anything that hints of being scary.

GooseBreeder said...

Lunch in a graveyard..yes I do when I go to visit the deceased parents a distance away.It's a very quiet,peaceful country cemetery and the ideal spot for a picnic.
I definitely don't do Halloween, being elsewhere.Not even sure I'm going to watch the rerun of Psycho tonight.I'm over scary.Too many 'real' scary things in the world like famine,war and greed.

Mental P Mama said...

This is gorgeous...like a Wyeth painting.....

Adeena said...

Absolutely LOVE the photo! It's so.. haunting... ;)

Imagine it's life story.

AngelMc said...

gorgeous photo. i too eat in graveyards..love to do lunch in an old graveyard in town under a certain tree...

Jeanne said...

Love your photograph
Blessings

Scriptor Senex said...

Great playing.

Richard D said...

Decadent - have you experimented at all with HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography? With you love of highly saturated colors, I think it could be your perfect medium. If you're interested in checking it out, do a search for Photomatix Pro. It's a great HDR software that you can download for free. The free download is a never-ending trial, but it puts the word "Photomatix" on each resultant image. If you find you like the look of it, you can pay for the unlock code.

Decadent Housewife said...

Richard,

Not yet. But it's coming. GG has been looking at it and introduced me to it.