From the hubs:
Happy Halloween! (and from me, too!)
In celebration of Halloween I searched my photo files for an appropriate eerie image and found this oldie but goodie taken all the way back in 1994. Yes, back then in the dark ages of photography I used something called film. Hard to believe that I am that old (scary thought) but this image was actually captured on Fujicolor film. Not sure why I wasn’t shooting slide film (if you know what that is you are scary old too!) because I usually did, but that night, a cold winter’s night (yes we occasionally get a few ) in December, I was shooting negative film. It was a beautiful evening with a sunset to match so I drove to the cemeteries at the head of Canal Street in New Orleans (my hometown at the time) to get some silhouetted shots of the crypts. I ended up at the Greenwood Cemetery hovered over my tripod mounted camera which I had stuck through the fence to take photos of the sun setting behind the tombs. The darker it got, the creepier it got.”
I will confess to finding a creepy fascination with the various cemeteries (Little Cities of the Dead) during our time in New Orleans. At one point I even tried to sketch some. Yeah, that didn’t go well, but it was fun to wander around reading the inscriptions and studying the various mausoleums. In New Orleans, All Hallows Eve was just the run up to the “Day of the Dead.” Hailing from Wyoming, I had not run into this that much.
For more Halloween photo fun from the hubs, check out his “witches” set on Flickr.
I haven’t done a lot of Halloween type writing in my time, though I guess my mysteries would sort of qualify. I mean, people do die. A Dangerous Dance is my lone gothic novel and I do have a ghost in my Do Wah Diddy Die series with Luci and Mickey. Their further adventures are collected in my recently release Mystery Collection. Clearly this is something I need to work on.
How do you celebrate Halloween? The Day of the Dead? Comments earn an entry in my monthly contest for a $10 AnaBanana Gift card for the living and the dead. Winner is announced in the first blog post of the new month (which happens to be this upcoming Friday!).