Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

More Halloween Surprises

Romantic blacklight photography.

It has been a few days since our Halloween party and I haven't found the time to get my pictures printed. Yes, I still enjoy sitting not by a computer screen, but on a couch, and flipping through a photo album. And yes, I still take my pictures in to be printed the old-fashioned way, as there is no home photo printer than can compare to the excellence of our local Black's.

However, this isn't one of the pictures I'll be printing. But it's still an interesting find on my camera.

During our 15th annual Halloween party, Duffman handed off his camera to anyone willing to grab it. So my first surprise was a number of shots that I didn't actually take, including mechanical Frankenstein hand copiously groping Rock-star derriere.

Always fun.

Suprise number two was that most of the pictures were out of focus. Or so it seemed. The pictures actually were in focus. But the giant, greasy fingerprints on the lens were interferring. It was almost like having a free soft-focus filter for my camera. Neat.

Surprise number three was a video of "Duffman... thrusting in the direction of the guy with the chicken!" That video will never be seen again.

Finally, surprise four was a series of pictures of the Vampire (you may remember him as Baseball Player Zombie from last year's bash). I took the pictures under the blacklight in the bathroom. But since I don't practice blacklight photography on a regular basis, I had no idea how to capture a proper picture.

Looking at the five pitch-black images on my camera, I decided to fiddle with them in photoshop. After adjusting the levels, the ultra-grainy image of the Vampire suddenly appeared - avec green hair! Which was the entire reason we were taking the pictures in the first place.

I'm glad those were the only surprises on my camera. It could have been much worse.


Blogger honkeie2 said...

I have had a few suprises on my camera phone, thanks to my 3 year old. He is only 3 and can play video games and work the camera on my phone......he already out does some ppl I know.

11:49:00 AM

Blogger Chana said...

you can be the aorta anytime friend. how sweet of you to choose that one thing, it is one thing that works just fine-so thank you. i may still take a few days to visit my fav places, like yours for it is still very painful to sit a any length but not for much longer..i just want you to know that only wild horses or my darn connective tissue will keep me from visiting you guys...Suz is gorgeous i just saw a pic of hers in the previous post. you lucky guy. and you a sweet heart, thank you hon. ...and that pic up today is pretty freaky..

6:24:00 PM

Blogger ms. creek said...

i saw ghost story in late 1982, it has some great actors in it:
Fred Astaire
Melvyn Douglas
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
John Houseman
Craig Wasson
Patricia Neal
Alice Krige
Jacqueline Brookes
Miguel Fernandes
Lance Holcomb
Mark Chamberlin
Tim Choate
Kurt Johnson
Ken Olin
Brad Sullivan
Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley's twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing.

it isn't graphic, but it is the classic ghost story and i absolutely love it!

6:59:00 PM

Blogger Becky said...

Looks like a camera phone picture to me.

Btw, Delorean kicks ass!

9:50:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Ms. creek, that actually sounds like a totally sweet movie. I shall endeavour to rent it.

Becky, I agree. With both of your comments! (Thanks)

11:12:00 AM

Blogger redheaded said...


12:31:00 PM

Blogger Rowan said...

oh and ghost story is a great book and a great movie, still freaks me out when i think of the creepiness factor, love a good scare me and looks like you enjoyed halloween as much as ever.

12:06:00 PM


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