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Perseid, Aurora, and Noctilucent Clouds : Night skies over northern Sweden can hold some tantalizing sights in August. Gazing toward the Big Dipper, this beautiful skyscape captures three of them in a single frame taken last August 12/13. Though receding from northern skies for the season, night shining or noctilucent clouds are hanging just above the horizon. Extreme altitude icy condensations on meteoric dust, they were caught here just below an early apparition of a lovely green auroral band, also shining near the edge of space. The flash of a Perseid meteor near the peak of the annual shower punctuates the scene. In fact, this years Perseid shower will peak in the coming days, offering a continuing chance for a night sky photographers hat trick. via NASA

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do you ever create a character and you develop them so thoroughly and so vividly in your own head that they legit feel like a real friend of yours, and then after a while you find yourself getting actual feelings for them???  and you’re like ????? wtf is this pygmalion shit i’m pulling here

Wishing you a happy Halloween with this photograph by Melissa Ann Pinney. Explore her work in the Whitney’s collection.

[Melissa Ann Pinney (b. 1953), Little Witch, Evanston, Illinois, 1999, printed 2003. Chromogenic print. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press. © Melissa Ann Pinney]

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Although spiritualism and séances were no joke to many Victorians, not everyone took the practices seriously.  In fact, there is a long tradition of 19th century photographers using tricks to capture humorously-staged images of “ghosts”–and this stereograph is a great example of that practice.

Sir David Brewster, a Scottish physicist from that era, describes this spooky phenomenon in his 1856 book, The Stereoscope: Its History, Theory, and Construction:

For the purpose of amusement, the photographer might carry us even into the regions of the supernatural.  His art, as I have elsewhere shewn, enables him to give a spiritual appearance to one or more of his figures, and to exhibit them as “thin air” amid the solid realities of the stereoscopic picture.  While a party is engaged with their whist or their gossip, a female figure appears in the midst of them with all the attributes of the supernatural. […]  In order to produce such a scene, the parties which are to compose the group must have their portraits nearly finished in the binocular camera, in the attitude which they may be supposed to take, and with the expression which they may be supposed to assume, if the vision were real.  When the party have nearly sat the proper length of time, the female figure, suitable attired, walks quickly into the place assigned her, and after standing a few seconds in the proper attitude, retires quickly, or takes as quickly, a second or even a third place in the picture if it is required, in each of which she remains a few seconds, so that her picture in these different positions may be taken with sufficient distinctness in the negative photograph.