Can a supposedly haunted area distort weather conditions unseen to the naked eye yet be captured on film, digital, videocam, etc.?
For example: If it's seemingly sunny and nice out when one takes pictures, then has them developed or looks at their cam corder or digital camera and sees fog and overcast conditions that weren't previously there, what would cause this? A rolling fog right off Lake Michigan would be noticed beforehand, as well as swamp gas.
I photographed the lighthouse and Lion's Bridges in late May this year and it was a nice sunny day. No clouds and no rolling fog coming in right off the lake. A wedding party passed me by and their photographer commented on how nice the weather was for shooting pix. I used 400 speed 35 mm film and pix of both bridges plus the grounds area show fog and an overcast. Like one second it was there and vanished, yet it WAS sunny out. There is something about that land, the bridges and lion's that to me is very distorted. The film was new, no humidity on the lens, nothing out of the ordinary with the camera.
Post by petervenkman on Jun 6, 2010 20:30:43 GMT -6
I don't know about creating sort of phantom condition only on film but depending on the film it can add contrast and create somewhat different condition than you remember seeing. In most cases black and white film will cause this but depending on the lighting it could happen with color film.
Also, if its hazy or very humid and you use a flash it could reflect off of the unseen moisture and create a vapor or cloud looking formation.
Thank you for responding! I used color film and yes, it was humid that day. But I didn't use any flash. Interesting comments you made...will pay a bit more attention to weather/haunted sites at my next outing...Potter's Field here in the Milwaukee area. If it's overcast, a tad foggy, I'll shoot in black and white otherwise I always use color film.