Weekly photo challenge: Eerie

In the spirit of All Hallows Eve, this week’s challenge is eerie.

We have two photos this week, one new and one old. The top shot was taken on a late October morning as we headed out of town on a road trip. The fog-softened silhouettes and the spotlight effect of the sun brought an air of mystery to the drive. The second photo was taken in a cypress swamp in 2011 at the site of the Battle of Jenkins Ferry.  The original post is here: https://suburbanferndaleark.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/battle-of-jenkins-ferry/.  The shadows and reflections — one in particular — looked like the ghostly image of a man standing with his hands in his pockets.

Silhouette of car in sunrise.
OUT OF THE MIST. A car comes out of the fog lit by the just-risen sun.
Cypress swamp.
GHOSTS — After downloading this image of the Saline River, something remarkable showed on the screen that didn’t show in the viewfinder. In the middle left, there appears the image of a man standing at ease, with his hands in his pockets. With a little more imagination, reflections of the other cypresses in the water could be ghosts of armies past.

Battle of Jenkins Ferry

In 1864, this quiet segment of the Saline River roiled in a battle that resulted with the deaths of hundreds of Union and Confederate soldiers, now known as the Battle of Jenkins Ferry. The site is part of the Arkansas State Parks system, which also preserves the battle sites at Mark’s Mills and Poison Springs, which were part of the Union’s Camden Expedition. The Union, though in retreat, was considered the victor in this fight.

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LIKE A ROCK –Memorial to the Confederate soldiers at the Jenkins Ferry Battlefield site near Leola, Arkansas.
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GHOSTS — After downloading this image of the Saline River, something remarkable showed on the screen that didn’t show in the viewfinder. In the middle left, there appears the image of a man standing at ease, with his hands in his pockets. With a little more imagination, reflections of the other cypresses in the water could be ghosts of armies past.