photograph of rat mummy

While exploring the old barn, the owner asked me if I wanted to see “the mummy.” Naturally, I said yes.

The mummy turned out to be a rat that died long ago, apparently lying against some large object. Now, the object having been removed long ago, the carcass was hardened in place, seeming to leap into space. A tad macabre, I suppose, but the fascination with something so odd was too infectious to resist, like the thrill of a circus freakshow.

A final note in this series: I decided to post-process this image with Google’s Picasa instead of Photoshop in order to provide a low-cost alternative to those just getting started with post-processing.

Exposure Data: ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/80

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Written by The Twilit Lens

Freelance photographer and ponderer of the unusual. I welcome the presence of mystery and the unknown. Wonder is not absent from the universe, and there is still room for the child in those who haven't yet allowed their hearts to wither to dust.


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