Rock Valley, IA
Laundry Day In Sleepy Hollow
Janeen Wassink Searles
Photograph - Photography
A montage (combination image) of tree reflections in a car windshield (which accounts for the motion blurred effect) and a cross-processed shot of my mother's clothesline, which accounts for the pink/blue tones. If someone living in Sleepy Hollow were hanging out their laundry on a very foggy evening, I think it would look like this. (Note: I am of Dutch descent, and live in Northwest Iowa, a region heavily populated with others of such heritage).
""Local tales and superstitions thrive best in these sheltered, long settled retreats; but are trampled under foot, by the shifting throng that forms the population of most of our country places. Besides, there is no encouragement for ghosts in most of our villages, for they have scarce had time to finish their first nap, and turn themselves in their graves, before their surviving friends have traveled away from the neighborhood, so that when they turn out of a night to walk the rounds, they have no acquaintance left to call upon. This is perhaps the reason why we so seldom hear of ghosts except in our long established Dutch communities."
- Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow""
December 31st, 2011
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