Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

… a photo doesn’t have to be blatantly macabre to be eerie. But it can have a mysterious, otherworldly vibe — the viewer wonders what lurks in the shadows. Something eerie has a story to tell — one you aren’t quite sure you want to know.

Hello all

Well, I have to admit that this Photo Challenge almost had me stumped dear friends, but then I wondered what I could do with some image tricks using a couple of unusual photos I had taken. I came up with the photos I have shown here.

Is it a little bit like cheating folks? Maybe just a little? But still, this is about story telling using anything eerie or mysterious and I think I have managed to make these photos down-right eerie and mysterious with the help of tweaking and my Photo Editor!

But first, I must tell you the story of the main character in these photos: The Wooden Head Nula Nula (which rattles). Geoff and I got it when we cruised to Noumea in 2005.

We bought it at the markets in Vila and were told it would pass through the Australian Customs easily; what we didn’t know was: they tell all of us gullible tourists the same thing! When we arrived back in Australia, the Customs Official shook his head, got out his pocket knife and promptly took the nose off of this Wooden Head Nula Nula and said “Ah … that’s better.” We stood there shocked! The nose was a seed pod and not allowed in Australia.

The Wooden Head (looking forlorn without his nose) stands guard outside the living area of our house, keeping it safe. He has been joined of late, by the spider which was a gift to Geoff from our 84-year-old friend Shirley. An unusual gift you might say? Well yes … but then Shirley has many creatures that adorn the mat in her Living Room.

She keeps wooden snakes, large spiders and any other creatures that frighten her, on her mat so she can confront her fears.  In this way, she feels she is lessening her fear. Interesting theory? Thanks Shirley … going to your house for Shakespeare classes is always slightly eerie and weird, when confronted by snakes, spiders and huge flies.

On that note, I hope you enjoy my interpretation of ‘EERIE’ thanks to a little tweaking of two interesting photos …

The Wooden Head standing guard over the living room of our house.

The Wooden Head standing guard over the living room of our house.

The Wooden Head looks more eerie in black and white.

The Wooden Head looks more eerie in black and white.

This twirly image takes the cake!

 

Shirley's spider next to the Wooden Head Nula Nula

Shirley’s spider next to the Wooden Head Nula Nula

Love this distorted image: far more eerie

Love this distorted image: far more eerie

This black and white one looks like it came out of Alfred Hitchcock.

This black and white one looks like it came out of Alfred Hitchcock.

 

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