When Nature Gets Eerie—A Gallery


We're stating the obvious here—nature always provides us great inspiration. The beauty of its mysteries and complexities are well-documented in all forms of art—even in spooky movies. In fact, it has been used very frequently that it has become kind of a cliché when a clap of thunder signifies something ominous that's about to happen, or that a night walk in the woods is often not a good idea. Still, even at its strangest moments, nature gives good face!

Here is a compilation of eerie but enthralling nature photos from the community, as well as some info on how they achieved the shots.

Menacing Clouds

1) Talk about a perfect timing. @ohlordy was walking down the beach when "a crazy storm rolled in and an Air Force acrobatic display erupted across the sky." An expired roll of Kodak 160t tungsten film paired with the Horizon Perfekt captured this amazing moment; 2) Cross-processing enhances contrast, which made these cluster of clouds pop out of the dark sky. The ghoulish green color was an effect of @lolfox's use of Fuji Provia slide film; 3) Black and white makes it even more intense—@vicuna managed to capture a series of storm clouds using a Lomo Lubitel 166+ and Lomography black & white film; 4) A lone raincloud looming in the horizon gives off a cold, mysterious feel of doom and gloom. @sunarashine used a Lomography CN 400 film in this photo; 5) Nimbus clouds float threateningly above the sea, and the film burn gives a fiery touch. This was a cross-processed photo by @yantra, using Lomography X-Pro 200 film.

Credits: ohlordy, lolfox, vicuna, sunarashine & yantra

Lightning Shocks

1) Lightning bolts awaken the sleeping sky, illuminating the calm sea in this spellbinding photo by @fris; 2) @graefin watched the lightning make a show outside the window, and patiently waited to catch it on a Lubitel (set up on a Gorillapod with a cable release); 3) The twinkling cityscape at Colorado Springs in the nighttime gets an electrifying jolt, perfectly captured by @deafacid; 4) Truth be told, it takes a lot of time and patience to capture lightning. Here, @tsingtao uses double exposure to impose the bolts on a catastrophic scene.

Credits: fris, deafacid, graefin & tsingtao

Mysterious Forests

1) Black & white speckled with dust and grain set the mood for this spine-tingling capture of a spooky trail; @rolfmg used a Fed 5 with ORWO film, which was home processed; 2) A walk in the woods interrupted by this forewarning. Good thing it was still light enough for @gyllzd to shoot this sign with a Lomo LC-A; 3) A scenic walk took a sinister turn with this double-exposed photo by @docsavage; 4) Dead wood shot with a Holga 120 GCFN by @supersequin, marked with subtle film burn; 5) @grad's heavily vignetted Diana Mini photo of a dark forest could be an appropriate cover art for a metal album.

Credits: rolfmg, docsavage, erdalito, gyllzd, supersequin & grad

Which photo is your favorite among this selection? Do you have any tips on creating photos that give off a spooky vibe? Sound off in the comments!

written by shhquiet on 2021-10-30 #nature #halloween


  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    @shhquiet Thanks for selecting one of my albums for this post!! :)

  2. rolfmg
    rolfmg ·

    @shhquiet Thanks too of selecting one of my spooky pulverantalistic shots....

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