Friday, March 27, 2009

A good one

At last, a ghost photo the sceptics are having trouble debunking. Pity it's not one of mine.

The article also directs to a site I haven't seen before.

Busy this afternoon, so I'll take a closer look later. The only trouble with having a lot of cameras is that friends ask you to photograph their weddings. They never invite me to photograph funerals. In the UK, it's just 'not the done thing' and people get a bit upset about it. Anyway, I have to go and take photos of a happy smiling couple and a crowd of drunken Scots afterwards.

At least I'll get free food and booze. Better take the autofocus cameras.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

As soon as I saw this news report I high-tailed it straight over here to this blog. Has to find out what you had to say on the subject.

heyjude said...

where as here I am expected to photograph both.

Romulus Crowe said...

Hi Jude.

I'm jealous, actually. I'd love to be able to photograph funerals and deathbeds but in the UK, that would likely get me arrested or even beaten up!

People are far too sensitive here.

heyjude said...

so come for a visit though I can only give you shor notice of impending funeral - there's one on the 10th I think. They are usually the 9th or 10th day after death - with continuous vigil and nightly rosaries outside the morgue for 9 days prior and another 9-10 rosaries mostly just for family afterward.
during the day long funeral with hours of viewing tons of photos are taken. I don't know how to put a photo on here but will work on getting you some.

ver: prechos (like the preachers at a funeral?)prechos

Southern Writer said...

Nine days to a funeral? Egads! Where do you live, Jude? Here, we usually do them in three. And Rom, you are welcome to come photograph my deathbed, if I ever have one, and my funeral, too. hough it would probably be a memorial service, as I intend to be cremated. It's much cheaper that way.

heyjude said...

Southern - I live on a tiny island in the North Pacific. Though locals are US citizens now, the indigenous people are Chamorro or Carolinian. This is the Chamorro culture's way of merging tradition and the now dominant Catholic religion.
I do wonder how it was done in the days before electricity, refrigeration and morgues. I'll have to ask around.

Southern Writer said...

Heyjude, I'm so jealous I can't begin to tell you.


So, Rom, I just watched this:

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/video/Wooahhh-Why-Ghosts-Really-Do-Exist/Video/200710414165886?lpos=video_Article_Related_Content_Region_6&lid=VIDEO_14165886_Wooahhh!_Why_Ghosts_Really_Do_Exist!

and I wondered -- at what age do Brits begin going to school?

ver: guess

I don't want to guess, I want you to tell me.

Romulus Crowe said...

School starts ar four or five, depending on your birthday. A class will have some who were four but nearly-five when they started and others who were already well into five.

On the other hand, we have 'dumping grounds' called preschool where parents put their small kids while they work. An unfortunate necessity these days, but luckily for me I didn't go to one. Up until five, I was free of the working day ;) which I'm glad of because once that starts, it never seems to end.

I also went to school when they used to teach things. Now they don't seem to bother with all that any more.

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