Monday, July 18, 2011

Mysterious Monday - Man in the Window

Self-portrait, East Battery Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


A man disguised as a reflection was seen in the window of a mansion early this morning in Charleston. Eye witnesses told varying accounts of how a shadowy figure suddenly appeared as a reflection in the front door window of an antebellum mansion on the Battery. The reflection seemed to be operating a camera on a tripod, photographing either the mansion or a sunrise opposite the mansion, depending on your point of view. Authorities called to the scene had little success convincing the mysterious man to step out of the window. The mansion's owner was visibly perturbed that the impertinent intruder would not promptly leave his property.

After many hot debates and wild gesticulations, it was decided to bring in a local window washer. Efforts to squeegee away the man's image failed, compounding the angst of the authorities and owner. Subsequently, wizards, necromancers, conjurors, and illusionists, adorned in their assorted hats and robes, all attempted to make the recalcitrant reflection magically disappear, but to no avail.

Next up, Alice in Wonderland, along with the Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat, will try passing through the looking glass of the mansion door to remove the intruder forcibly.

Officials report that a colorful capture is anticipated.





P.S.  We have been on a long road trip for the past nine days. Along the way, I shot a collection of fun pictures that I'm excited about sharing with you. I'll catch-up with everyone this week. Thank you very much for all your visits!





28 comments:

  1. Wow!
    Looking forward to your fun pictures
    Have a great new week Doug!

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  2. The attitude of the man in the window seems violent, it is very impressive.
    Nice shot !

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  3. Welcome back, D!
    Hope you had a great time.
    Seven states in nine days - that's a lot of travelling.

    The reflection on the top panel is so amazing!

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  4. looks like some mediation would be useful. delicious wicked post, doug. welcome home. looking forward to where you take us next.

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  5. Bonjour and Welcome Doug,
    I'm curious about your pictures.This one is awesome,with so mysterious reflections!
    Hugs and thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!
    Léia

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  6. ...bet Harry P would have solved the problem with a quick flick of his wand! But, maybe he'd have been in such awe of the overall effect of the magnificent door, skylight and sunrise that you captured - and not bothered.

    Hope that the folks at No 31 appreciate your superb shot...and that you enjoyed your trip...

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  7. Love your photo; love your story too!
    Well done, Doug.

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  8. Doug, great picture! Love the reflection and colors. Looks like an orchestra director.

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  9. HAHA! You can even weave a good story, I see. :)

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  10. Это целый детектив! Отличное оригинальное фото! Это фото задаёт вопросы: чей это дом, чья это тень, что он делает?....Очень интересно.

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  11. Amazing work DOug!
    Very nice text too! ;-)

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  12. love the colors and the framing ... also the post

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  13. a creative + quirky image indeed! really love the colors of the sky there. have a great trip and share some image will ya! :D

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  14. Papa C. you are quite the trouble maker. next time i would like to come with you to the land of Reflection. Perhaps we will meet Socrates.

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  15. I really like the story.. I really smiled. In fact loved it and the image is wonderful. Love the light .

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  16. Interesante e intrigante fotografía!!!...muy bien vista y captada...enhorabuena, Doug!!!

    Un abrazo!!! ;)

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  17. what a great story to go with this great shot, doug! i hope they'll never catch the guy, though ...

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  18. I think it's Elvis. Fantastic post as usual Doug; I love your witty writing style and creative imagery.

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  19. Donato (longroute)July 21, 2011 at 4:41 AM

    Great and lucky capture!
    I love the door, the colours and obviously the man reflected.
    Really very peculiar!
    Donato

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  20. Great story, capture and love the colours Doug.

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  21. This guy seems to show up everywhere. I saw him just days ago, shadowing some rocks during a sunrise shoot. Terrific post.

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  22. a self portrait?! now that's creativity at work.. :D

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