Doppelgangers and Seeing Yourself Reflected in the Mirror

Hearing about doppelgangers (someone who looks like you, a twin stranger) is less creepy than it would have been long ago. There are so many more people on the planet now, it doesn’t seem so dramatic to see someone else who looks like you. I’ve been more creeped out looking at myself in the mirror. No wonder there are so many superstitions about mirrors, photographs and seeing your reflection in a window or a pool of water.… Read the rest

The Camera as a Divining Rod

I found this description on a site, Worksongs (now 404) by Andrew Emond.

I had just been talking to my nephew yesterday about that feeling of talking photographs without looking at every detail not relevant to the photograph. While I’m photographing, my mind goes into a different place. I’m seeing everything as light, shadow, angles, clear versus blurred, and so on.… Read the rest

Kevin McElheran’s Abandoned Church Photo

I tried to find the photographer, Kevin McElheran online. No luck, just more abandoned or broken links. I did find a description which was posted with another copy of the same photo, on two other sites. So, some background information about how the photo was taken. But, I still don’t know what happened to Kevin McElheran from Calgary, Alberta.… Read the rest

Rephotography of Historical Sites

This is a guide to rephotography which I found online a few years ago. Now the link is down and I can’t find a new link for it. So I am saving some of it here.The photographs which were on the site are not working now, when I view it with the Wayback Machine.

AN INTRODUCTION TO DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY

A GUIDE AND FIELD HANDBOOK

Gerald T.

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Cemetery Photography from Big Paul

This post is originally from Big Paul, on his photography site which has gone offline. I had listed the link in the ODP (now Curlie) and I tried to find another source for the content, but other than a Flickr group, there was nothing else to be found. So I am reposting this post, about cemetery photography, from the original site, as an archive.… Read the rest

The History of 3 Bizarre Images – Weird Worm

The History of 3 Bizarre Images

Despite being more than a century old, the art of photography never ceases to yield results which spark the curiosity of thousands. Whether it’s the creepy photo of a ghost, or a Facebook profile picture that inexplicably makes a girl look far hotter than she actually is in real life, there are countless photos that continue to baffle and intrigue mankind.

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Weird, Unexplained and Paranormal Canada

Paranormal CanadaThere are paranormal explorers all across Canada. Paranormal gets mixed in with everything ghosts. But, paranormal is a lot more than ghosts and haunted houses. In Canada we have a lot more paranormal, unexplained mysteries and mysterious monsters than you may think.

I tried sorting paranormal and ghost hunter links but it became a judgement call based on very little for some groups, researchers and societies.… Read the rest

Rooftopping: Rooftop Photography and City Skylines

Your camera is packed, you head out the door with a planned destination. You plan to go far, far up that is. High into the atmosphere where it will be colder, windier and a bit dangerous (more dangerous the higher you go).

Make sure you have charged up the battery on your camera. There is nothing quite so stupid feeling as to finally get to the top of the building, passing security measures, daring yourself to open that door and face the elements… then realize you can’t take more than one damn photo because your camera battery is all but completely dead.… Read the rest

10 Safety Tips When Photographing Abandoned Buildings

I wrote a post like this before. This one has more points about being prepared and bringing stuff with you. I don’t really do either of those. I wear totally the wrong shoes and I only bring the map book and my camera. These days I usually have another person driving, which is a big help and means I’m not exploring alone (even though she stays in the car).… Read the rest