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Images of Canberra – More Fog!

By johnboy - 24 June 2009 30

RandomGit has sent this photo in with the following note:

    Taken on a Canon Digital Ixus 100 IS. Pity I couldn’t budge the ice cream van out of the shot.

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Images of Canberra – More Fog!
Skidbladnir 1:41 pm 24 Jun 09

To put it in context, Lovecraft wasn’t sure Nikola Tesla was up to any good, electrocuting dogs etc.

If you think 1920s horror was unreadable with its electro-wizards, try reading the original Frankenstein.

davesfk 1:38 pm 24 Jun 09

Would any of the brilliant photographers who have been putting up shots of the fog like to give some of us less brilliant photographers some hints as to how to capture these sorts of images (camera settings and such). I’ve got the same camera as this image was taken with and have been trying to get good fog pictures all week!

ant 1:33 pm 24 Jun 09

Reading that poop is a waste of good eyeballs. Horrible it is: horror it may be; readable it ain’t.

Skidbladnir 1:30 pm 24 Jun 09

1920s pulp horror is terrible, in an “I dare not look away” fashion.

ant 1:27 pm 24 Jun 09

Skidbladnir said :

It was then that Nyarlathotep came out of Egypt. Who he was, none could tell, but he was of the old native blood

What is this horrible crap? Is this dungeons and dragons? Argh. You should put a warning on first.

ant 1:24 pm 24 Jun 09

RandomGit said :

I took some shots with the flash but the fog lit up and ruined them. It’s a great little camera though.

My first digital was a little Ixus/Elph and it out-performed my crappy superzoom for years. Sadly, it has become possessed by devils and won’t talk to any CF card now. It might have got sick of living in ski jacket pockets for entire winters and given up.

Skidbladnir 1:12 pm 24 Jun 09

*expects an old priest to stand on that street corner at any moment*

Jim Jones said :

I kind of expect Cthulu to be buying an ice cream in the background.

Nyarlathotep is so much better than Cthulhu…
He may be known as the the Crawling Chaos (and Haunter of the Dark, Horror of Forms Infinite, Messenger of the Old Gods, etc) but he holds science information evenings, and shows educational films at public events…

It was then that Nyarlathotep came out of Egypt. Who he was, none could tell, but he was of the old native blood and looked like a Pharaoh. The fellahin knelt when they saw him, yet could not say why. He said he had risen up out of the blackness of twenty-seven centuries, and that he had heard messages from places not on this planet. Into the lands of civilisation came Nyarlathotep, swarthy, slender, and sinister, always buying strange instruments of glass and metal and combining them into instruments yet stranger. He spoke much of the sciences – of electricity and psychology — and gave exhibitions of power which sent his spectators away speechless, yet which swelled his fame to exceeding magnitude. Men advised one another to see Nyarlathotep, and shuddered.
My friend told me of him, and of the impelling fascination and allurement of his revelations, and I burned with eagerness to explore his uttermost mysteries. My friend had said they were horrible and impressive beyond my most fevered imaginings; and what was thrown on a screen in the darkened room prophesied things none but Nyarlathotep dared prophesy, and in the sputter of his sparks there was taken from men that which had never been taken before yet which shewed only in the glimmer of the eyes.
And where Nyarlathotep went, rest vanished; for the small hours were rent with the screams of nightmare. Never before had the screams of nightmare been such a public problem; now the wise men almost wished they could forbid sleep in the small hours, that the shrieks of cities might less horribly disturb the pale, pitying moon…

PS: Lovecraft may have been paid by the word.

RandomGit 1:07 pm 24 Jun 09

I took some shots with the flash but the fog lit up and ruined them. It’s a great little camera though.

I’ll send through the street light/UFO landing one eh?

Holden Caulfield 1:03 pm 24 Jun 09

The fog has been great the last couple of days. I wish I had my camera on my drive to work on Monday. The view across the lake from Wentworth Ave was very serene.

cring 1:03 pm 24 Jun 09

I thought I was driving through Silent Hill last night o_o

Stunning photo!!

astrojax 12:34 pm 24 Jun 09

Pity I couldn’t budge the ice cream van out of the shot.

as ant astutely notes, was going to suggest that, au contraire random, i’d have perhaps also shot one with the focus at the van and see what ghosty effects the twigs present… but noice, very noice. ; )

ant 12:25 pm 24 Jun 09

You should have featured the Ghostly Mr Whippy van, rather than the tree!

Nice shot, well done.

Jim Jones 12:22 pm 24 Jun 09

I kind of expect Cthulu to be buying an ice cream in the background.

toriness 12:20 pm 24 Jun 09

i like the icecream van being in the shot. adds a certain creepy ‘silence of the lambs’ type element.

Thumper 12:17 pm 24 Jun 09

Whhhhooooooaaaaaa HO!

that is brilliant!!!!

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