One of my favorite things about photography is the ability to create unique, hard to replicate images. Double exposures, or multiple exposures, are a great way to deter others from being copy-cats, especially if you photograph moving or ever-evolving subjects.
The premise of multiple exposures is to expose the same frame multiple times. The result can be a surreal, ghostly effect, an artsy fusion of a variety of images, or blended subjects that otherwise have nothing in common. When shooting with film, the photographer has to be very aware of overexposure so as not to blow out the details of either combined image. Digital cameras are easier to use for this type of work, mainly because the results can be seen immediately. Some photographers use photo editing computer programs to merge two images together after photographing them separately. Personally, I think this latter process takes all the fun out of it; I very much enjoy on-the-spot creating.
The images included in this post were composed while I wandered around various places in Radford, Virginia about three weeks ago. The area is very attractive on a typical day, but as you will see, the light and color of the Autumn season truly makes it special. Thank you for taking the time to view my images.