An eternal wanderer…

Excerpt from Spirits of the Dead

Thy soul shall find itself alone
’Mid dark thoughts of the grey tomb-stone;
Not one, of all the crowd, to pry
Into thine hour of secrecy.
The breeze, the breath of God, is still,
And the mist upon the hill
Shadowy, shadowy, yet unbroken,
Is a symbol and a token.
How it hangs upon the trees,
A mystery of mysteries

— Edgar Allan Poe

The original shot was made on a very foggy morning with my Nikon D60 and 18-55mm lens.

After converting to black and white and tweaking curves and contrasts a bit in Photoshop CS4, I added two textures of mine plus a blurry image of my niece in a period dress.

Grunge 1
Melamine Mahogany, desaturated

Featured in the group Before and After on November 21, 2010


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  • Annie Lemay  Photography
    Annie Lemay P...over 3 years ago

    I love this!

  • Thank you!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Cathy  Walker
    Cathy Walkerover 3 years ago

    amazing, sensationa image

  • Thank you, Cathy! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...over 3 years ago

    He he, we’re both playing with fog pics today :-) love the idea of adding your niece. Makes the picture very eerie. Straight out of a horror/ghost movie!

  • Yep, great minds! LOL! Thank you George! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    OH Johanne this is soooo lovely! An image open to many different interpretations and with a sutle eternal message! Great choice of poetry to accompany it!

  • Thank you Joanne! There was a Poesque quality about it, I think… ;-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    Now this is a beauty, Joanne! What a wonderful work and so very effective!

  • Thank you so much, Mike, and sorry for the late reply!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 3 years ago

    Stunning work, Johanne….looks like a pencil sketch…in the BEST fashion.

  • Thank you Wendi! So I’ve reached my goal then! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetover 3 years ago

    Awesome work!!! Love the ambiance and the B&W treatment.

  • Thank you Sis!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 3 years ago


  • Many thanks!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Tania1403
    Tania1403over 3 years ago

    brilliant work!

  • Thanks, Tania! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Cameron Hampton
    Cameron Hamptonover 3 years ago

    Haunting and beautiful!

  • Thank you very much, Cameron!

    – Johanne Brunet

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