12/10/10

DOUBLE EXPOSED Rosa and Rodrique


Double exposures are a category. There are collectors who search for these. This one fell into my lap with all of Rosa's photos. The strangest thing is that I never even noticed it in the stack until the other day. It's a gem.

Rosa and Rodrique looking at fruit on a tree, perhaps in their own backyard.


Click on image to see it larger.

Double exposures can often be a lot of fun. Mistakes, nothing more than mistakes. Wonderful mistakes. The film simply didn't advance and it was exposed a second time. I have one that was exposed three times. I have one that is purely haunting. Others that are quite funny. This one is wonderfully sweet. And to me it's perfect. Two views of Rosa and Rodrique taken probably moments apart.

Now think for a moment about future double exposures. Yes, you can make them creatively in Photoshop, but who cares? It's these mistakes that are so magical. Images not meant to happen. Double exposures simply won't happen in this digital age and that's a shame.

If you're new to my site take a look at my past two posts where I provide more images of Rosa.

This is my post for this weeks Sepia Saturday. Cherish images from the past, even those that are "mistakes."

And again, my net access is nil. I apologize in advance for not being able to visit all the wonderful Sepia Saturday sites. I am pulling my hair out as I write this.

17 comments:

  1. This is a very sweet photograph - to be able to see them from two views. I almost thought it was two different couples because they look so different. I esepcially like the image of them in the center of the photograph. I want to go back and look at all the Rosa photographs. Too bad there's no more information about her.

    I know you said you have limited net access but at some point in the future I wonder if you would look at this link (http://nancysfamilyhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/twins-run-in-family.html) and tell me if you think the first photo is a double exposure. It's an old Sepia Saturday post.

    I also like the close-up of your Snow Babies on the left.

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  2. Not to be concerned. I'm glad I have DSL through my phone line, and will never, never, ever allow cable into my house. Period.

    I think the one of Rosa with the large building in the background is also a double exposure, but that's just me.

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  3. Please don't pull all your hair out. LOL I know that is just a joke. That is a marvelous photo. I have one that meant nothing to me when it happened. Now that my sister is gone it is worth a million to me. Good job.
    QMM

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  4. Great Great Double Double Exposure Exposure, TAL
    Regards
    Laurie

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  5. Good luck with your web access problems. As usual your post is quite fascinating. L too love the serendipity of double exposures feel a little regret about the fact that everything is picture perfect these days.

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  6. I'm in the red zone and holding. Holding pattern. Hasn't gone up. Hasn't gone down. The price I pay for living in a semi-rural area. $50 a month for very slow access. Oyyyyyyy.

    Glad you like Rosa x 2. I'm still surprised that I never noticed it before.

    Keeping my fingers crossed my usage level will drop in the next few days so I can see all of your great posts.

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  7. The bad hook up is a down side to country living that i've experienced too. They look so happy and warm in the photo.

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  8. Good luck with your access problems. We never know how much we rely on these new-fangled things until they're gone.
    I love double exposures,too. This is a great one.

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  9. Excellent find! It looks almost as if it was planned that way.

    It's a category for certain.

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  10. anyjazz, do check out the double exposure at Nancy's site. It's quite special and clever.

    http://nancysfamilyhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/twins-run-in-family.html

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  11. for $19 more, you'd have not high-speed, but super high-speed here...
    my condoleances!! but i can empathize: i was on high-speed and i was ready to throw the balcony down the 8th floor... should give you an idea just how patient i am...
    :D~
    it's just got to be there before i even think about it. i look at the system we have at the hospital and i cry for those who have to work with that...

    be brave!
    in the meantime, you have indeed presented us a gem!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  12. It is a marvelous mistake. I forgot about those days but one had to roll the film forward or you took a picture on top of the last one. I don't think anyone else has posted one. You are the first.

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  13. Goodness, I had forgotten all about double exposures - what a great picture that one turned out to be! Looks like someone planned it that way. Happy Accident!

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  14. I have dropped two whole percentage points, barely out of the red. And they have already sent me the "warning" letter. So for now I stay basically offline. I still have upload bandwidth so I will post a few things, but cannot circle the globe viewing others.

    And to take it up to what most of you probably call normal bandwidth would cost $100 a month. I currently pay $50 for about double the speed of dial-up, so you can imagine to me this was a huge speed increase.

    Oh well, glad you liked Rosa and Rodrique et duo.

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  15. I have dropped two whole percentage points, barely out of the red. And they have already sent me the "warning" letter. So for now I stay basically offline. I still have upload bandwidth so I will post a few things, but cannot circle the globe viewing others.

    And to take it up to what most of you probably call normal bandwidth would cost $100 a month. I currently pay $50 for about double the speed of dial-up, so you can imagine to me this was a huge speed increase.

    Oh well, glad you liked Rosa and Rodrique et duo.

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  16. we'll just wait for you to make an appearance, once in a while...
    :)~
    HUGZ

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