- Found on Flickr, taken by Alexander Rabb; https://www.flickr.com/photos/rt48state/6886088584
- There is nothing spookier than standing at a station waiting for the subway and watching as an empty car stops right in front of you, because you know that it’s never for a good reason and you definitely don’t want to get in it. The angle of the picture, along with the lighting, help to enhance that effect. The natural perspective of the image, the fluorescent lights, and the mute colors of the seat all heighten that abandoned feeling the car has. In a place that is usually always busy and full of people, an empty subway car feels out of place and has an especially eerie feeling.
- I found this online and this picture fit the theme because to me dolls are spooky and the fact that she is crying is scary. She looks lonely on a chair and the light is coming from one direction from the middle left and it is the only light source. What makes the light source eerie is that it is a spot light only on the doll and then it fades into darkness. Also the shadow produced by the chair is creepy when you observe it because if we couldn’t see the doll you wouldn’t be able to tell what was on the chair or if the shadow was even a chair.
- Taken by me in 2014
- Theme: Spooky
- This was taken by me when I came home one night after a rehearsal and my cat was looking at me in a very judgmental way. It felt very spooky because she was acting somewhat like a human. The only light that was on was the tiny side lamp next to the couch which my mom left on so I could get inside safely.
A singular, lone light illuminates a back door down a winding alley. The eerie glow eminating from the singular light source sheds light only on the set of concrete stairs leading onto a street? an alley? You’re not sure because you can’t see it. The late-night-into-early-morning fog creates a hazy atmosphere, filtering the bright white light into something softer (misleading), only sending yet another shiver down your spine as you fumble for your phone, only to discover its battery long dead. Your breath quickens as your mind races, and you begin walking at a brisk pace to go – you don’t know where, you only know you must get away from here.
Description: Gonna be honest here, I asked myself “what’s spooky?” and my answer to myself was “cemeteries” so I googled that, and found this. I like the lighting a lot, cause the shadows really stretch along the ground in different angles due to the curvature of the 8mm camera lens, but it’s all coming from a single light source. It makes it look pretty surreal and cool and honestly spooky.
Photo Credit: http://www.nightstockphoto.com/2/6120/14031f/
Description: This photo is of a tree that is silhouetted by the light of the moon at night. This photo feels spooky because of the darkness of the tree. The moon is always associated with scary things, so having that be the single source of light for this photo makes it feel scary as well. Also the blackness of the night sky creeping in on the light of the moon is spooky because it makes it feel like the one source of light and safety is being threatened.
Description: The lighting shown is some back-light yet the bodies aren’t shown, but shadows. This fits the theme spooky because shadows are known to be an integral part of the soul. As popularly known, vampires, who have no soul typically does not have a shadow or a reflection. Thus, I thought this photo was pretty creepy or spooky because it’s just the sneakers yet the shadows of the children still linger on which begs the question, are their souls restrained to the earth? And why can’t they pass on to the other side? Also, I thought about when we talked about the possibility of becoming invisible by warping the light behind you, around you so in both instances I thought this photo was pretty dope.
Photo Credit: Myself
I took this photo in Kings Park, NY last semester with a group of friends.
Description: This image is lit with a single backlight in the form of daylight coming in through a broken window, contrasted with strong darkness surrounding the silhouette, the only things visible are directly in front of the light source, otherwise completely lost in the darkness.
Photo Cred: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/437482551281673642/
Description: This is a picture of a statue found in a graveyard. I personally find both statues and graveyards to be very creepy and uncomfortable which is why I chose this picture. The light is cast on the statue’s face at an angle so the shadows that are cast make it look even creepier.
This photo was taken by me.
The theme is spooky and it fits this theme because it looks like it could be taken out of a spooky scene from a horror or Halloween film.
The lighting is white and bright like a space alien’s ship coming to abduct someone or that horridly spotless idea of the future that many films attempt to portray. The bright lighting depicted in the animated film Wall-E for inside the space ship where the lazy humans are is similar to this bright moonlight. The light is expansive causing a soft halo to surround it in the night sky. The brightness at night also is spooky because night is meant to be dark in the minds of many. This bright moonlight might peer into a window and wake people up like how the people were wakened up during the Light Riots. The light backlights the tree making it a shadowy silhouette. Moonlight has a history of spookiness with witches flying across it, cows jumping over it, and werewolf’s howling to it; this moonlit picture harkens back to this tradition with the light’s boldness and the silhouetted tree’s bareness. The white light and lingering halo of grey contrast with the night-time blackness like a mysterious power; this starkness and utter lack of an array of colors and stark would be enough to spook a child into hiding under the covers. For all a little child knows, this could be the eye of a huge monster coming to destroy it; and the power (high value) and abundance of this light makes it imposing. The dead, dark world that some might think exists in blackness comes back to life with the bright glow of the moon. However, it is not as alive as day; it is like a half-life or perhaps undead life. After all, in the total dark, one cannot see that the world does not look as alive as the day, but in partial light one can. Thus, the lighting in this picture is spooky as it is a sign that scary things might be out and since it makes things that look bright and alive during the day appear dead, creepy, and unnerving through the limited, bright, far-reaching, and contrasting with the dark surroundings white moonlight.