Look Behind You !


This time of year and especially at Christmas it is traditional for ghost stories to be told around a crackling fire. Apparently this isn’t just a Victorian invention although Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins and MR James were practised narrators of the tradition. Roger Clarke author of A Natural History of Ghosts: 500 years of Hunting of Proof reports that just before Christmas 1642 shepherds were said to have seen ghostly civil war soldiers battling in the skies. Of course today there are some wonderful tales, Susan Hill for example the author of A Woman in Black is a wonderful storyteller.



The growth of photography brought the advent of spirit photography – there were people who charged enormous fees, and used various tricks, to picture sitters with ghostly images of dead loved ones. William Mumler, for instance, who created a famous image of Mary Todd Lincoln with the ghostly hands of her dead husband, Abraham Lincoln resting on her shoulders.


Processed on the iPad using, DistressesFX and Stackables.



Of course you can do anything in Photoshop these days !



My big news is that my daughter Jo is coming home for Christmas after 8 months in New Zealand, so I probably won’t be posting much until the New Year.  So compliments of the season everyone and have a wonderful peaceful time full of fun and happiness.






Photography Blog

What I’m listening to        Show of Hands – ‘The Keys of Canterbury’ from the album, Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed.



Today I’m finding beauty, In all it’s shapes and forms.


My morning walk through the churchyard


The last rose




Morning sun


My beautiful daughter in New Zealand (photo by Theo Bruckner)


What are you celebrating this weekend ?