Night Moves

August 27th, 2010

Night Moves - Family Portrait

One of dad’s many talents is wearing suits.

(submitted by Laura)

97 Responses to “Night Moves”

  1. LuLu says:

    This is taken at night because it is a time lapse photo. The shutter stays open while the people do their wardrobe changes and move to new places. The photographer sets off the flash to illuminate them in their new spots. You can see the grass through the basketball player, cat lover, and sax player’s legs because they were exposed second and the grass is lighter than their blue pants. I think this photo is really cool actually. Makes me want to pull out my old SLR and tripod and experiment with night photos. Thanks for sharing!

    • CB says:

      If it was time lapse, and the shutter remained open while they set up, then you would see streaks everywhere that they had moved, and it was be a blurry mess. This is a double exposure: 2 pictures taken in the same frame. This feature was on my mom’s film SLR,and I played with it a couple times….made my cousin look like he had an evil twin. It’s very different than keeping the shutter open.

  2. Lynch says:

    You know, if he’d worn the suit while posing w/ sax-player & crazy cat lady this picture would almost work. It’s a pretty fun idea for a family photo.

  3. LollyBlue says:

    The dad is HOT, HOT, HOT!!!!

  4. Jean says:

    It’s funny ,isn’t it?

  5. LaLaLa says:

    And the 3 on the right are obviously talented ghosts who can come back from the dead… see their transparent legs!!

  6. cool j says:

    cracking up!!! but why does he look IDENTICAL to the “man-son” spinning the basketball?

  7. J says:

    So, the sister’s talent is being a cat lady? 😀

  8. Kaisee says:

    Oh, where to even BEGIN on this one!

    First of all, the ghostly double exposure thing is just weird.
    Second, why aren’t the dads switched? Not that dad in the suit makes sense on either side, but wouldn’t basketball dad have fit in better with sports mom and kid?
    Third, hmmmmm. Dad likes basketball, Jr. likes to play the sax and mom likes….to hold the cat?
    I could go on, but this is so weird it’s making my head hurt!

  9. jkc says:

    And Mom’s talent is to strangle the cat.

  10. Michelle says:

    love the comment. why did they have to stand so far apart, and why was it dark???

  11. Hankinator says:

    So… is Dad the manager?

  12. Jon says:

    Wow how did they get three sets of identical twins to pose at the same time?? Oh wait…. 😉

  13. ephercat says:

    And mom’s talent is holding an angry cat…..

  14. btuda says:

    And Mom’s is running with cats. BTW, is that a guinea pig next to the saxaphone player’s feet?

  15. Angie says:

    Dad’s big sport is the rat race.

  16. LC says:

    are these the same people on both sides? Am I imagining this?

  17. Alice says:

    At first I thought they were twin families, then figured out that it was two shots of the same family… very strange that Dad dressed up for one. Perhaps they were portraying their school roles, and he was a principal?

  18. shug says:

    But Dad’s ghost is great at basketball.

  19. lolavie says:

    It appears dad’s other talent is replicating himself. He’s a baller too, yo.

  20. jed cestaro says:

    And apparently ‘holding cats’ is a fine talent as well!

  21. Marlene says:

    And cloning himself and his family. This picture is a fake!

  22. Heather Smith says:

    That’s a multiple exposure photo! I’m just realizing that… that’s why the Dad on the right’s legs are partially see-through! Couldn’t they just decide on one set of talents!?

    Duh for answering all my own questions 🙂

  23. Heather Smith says:

    Wait, is the guy in the suit the same as the guy with the basketball? They look identical!

    • Heather Smith says:

      Actually, it looks like two different pictures glued together… they ALL look like the same people, just two different sets of outfits!

    • Lynch says:

      It’s an intentional double exposure, most likely they had the camera set up on a tripod and snapped two pictures without advancing the film. *Click* Take picture one. Everybody change clothes and stand a few feet to the side of where you just posed. *Click* Take picture two. Two photos, one piece of film.

  24. scaredinohio says:

    Ooh, on the right side, the man is a ghost and the woman is sitting on air! Be afraid!

  25. Leonie says:

    Oh and he’s really, really good at that. lol.

  26. Alex says:

    Okay, I was going to make a comment about how “dad” is suited up to symbolize his Barney Stinson-like ladies’ man skills, but then I saw that suit guy and basketball guy look like they might be the same guy, and I got confused and a little frightened. I think I’ll have to go lie down for a while.

  27. Alan says:

    So dad ‘suits’ the situation by being on the ‘ball’. The son makes a ‘note’ that he’s on the ‘ball’ as well. Mom thinks it’s all ‘purr’fectly clear,it’s a ‘racket’

  28. Paul Caldwell says:

    Oh yeah? Well I think holding a cat takes a lot more talent than wearing a suit! But that’s just me.

  29. CB says:

    Another highly awkward point: a posed family portrait outside….at night.

    P.S. That caption really made me laugh.

  30. Emmy says:

    why was this done at night?

  31. JerseyPam says:

    Dang solar eclipses…ruin a good photo every time.

  32. gregorian says:

    Well mom’s talent is “Holding Cats”.

  33. Whiley says:

    And mom is a pro at cat-holding?

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  35. Princess Leia says:

    Looks like dad and son also share the talent of being able to disapear.

  36. Taylor says:

    I’m really confused…is it three sets of twins? Or the same family photoshopped twice into the weird night time background? Anyway, the caption is golden

  37. Chris says:

    …and playing basketball. Oh, the wonders of the double exposure.

  38. Zandra says:

    Is it me, or are Basketball Brother’s legs disappearing “Back to the Future” Style?

  39. KJ says:

    Is this a split screen picture…looks almost like the same people on each side of the pic, just dressed differently. P.S. Who’s blood puddle is next to Mr. Basketballs foot?

    • Lynch says:

      My guess is that’s where they marked the ground so they’d know where to pose for part 2 of the double exposure used to make this pic.

  40. Lynn says:

    I love how dad and the oldest son look exactly alike!

  41. Kayla says:

    He does wear that suit well.

  42. Rose says:

    Obviously Dad is the suit salesman who funds all these activities.

  43. Amanda says:

    ha ha, this photo is kinda cool! I like it – intentional double exposure!

  44. Mindy says:

    WTF? Are they all twins?

  45. centavo71 says:

    Um, weird.

  46. Jenny P says:

    And Mom’s alter ego talent has something to do with a cat? Hmmmm

  47. carol says:

    Gotta look spiffy while doing nothing! Do these people only come out at night, like vampires?

  48. Jizzle says:

    The guy in the middle seems to be misting away.

  49. Joe says:

    This might be my imagination but is this three people photographed twice? Suit man looks like Basketball man … Tennis babe looks like Cat Woman … and Soccer boy looks like Band Geek …

  50. Jason says:

    Dang! That tennis player has got it goin on! And that is no joke!

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