Two Places, One Picture: A look at double exposures
No Photoshop sorcery was used in the blending of these images. These double exposures were created in-camera. A double exposure is what it sounds like: an artsy technique in which an image is photographed over another one, resulting in the superimposition of the second image over the first. The resulting frame takes on a ghostly appearance, as elements of both compositions bleed through to varying degrees. The concept dates back to the days of film photography and has since been incorporated into the programming of many digital cameras. Creating two complementary exposures that will mesh as envisioned requires an extra bit of forethought when working strictly in-camera. Trial and error were close companions on my initial foray into this technique. Nevertheless, I look forward to refining it much further.
An in-camera double exposure blends the Flathead County Veterans Memorial from downtown Kalispell with a large American flag. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon
An in-camera double exposure blends a misty, forested hillside with the CHS silos in downtown Kalispell. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon
An in-camera double exposure frames tree trunks around the spire of St Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church in Kalispell. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon
An in-camera double exposure blends a woman holding a umbrella with storm drain in downtown Kalispell. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon