Once upon a time, there was a world before the digital camera. We took our photos on film. You had to hand-crank the film forward in order to take the next picture, and sometimes, when you got close to the end of the roll, you’d accidentally crank it back a couple slots—or catch an extra picture beyond the end of the row.
If you made this error, you might be able to take a picture over a picture—a double exposure.
I took these photos some weeks before the beloved first dog of our marriage, Dido, died. Several weeks after that, we relocated, so it took me months to get to a photo counter and have this picture developed. I’m not one to fret over heaven for dogs or rainbow bridges, but I do love this picture of her “spirit ascending.” It turns out we were able to bring our ghost dog with us, and we couldn’t be more grateful for double exposure.
Do have any fun or funky photos lying around (or even scanned in to your computer)? If so, feel free to post them in the comments and share your own ghosts.