Friday, July 29, 2011

Find the Story Friday!!! It's all about the Atmosphere....

Happy Friday, everyone!!  I've got another pic for you from the illustrious Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel... :)  It was interesting to read every one's reactions to the other picture I posted last week (if you're into ghosts - please click here).

The "orb" was up for some debate... a speck of dust, instead?  Maybe.  (of course - you haven't seen my pics from the Salem the rain...)  Some said they hadn't heard of ghosts appearing as orbs in pictures.  Really?  I hear that all the time, actually!  :)  And I think everyone missed the creepy face that appears on my  niece's arm.  Oh, yes.  Look closely.  It's there.

But, whether or not the hotel is actually haunted - I have to say that part of its charm is the atmosphere.  There's a certain feel to things/places that make you sit up and take notice.  Is it a joyful place?  Peaceful?  Creepy?

And do you create this appropriate atmosphere in your stories?  If you're writing horror - are you using the right words and descriptors to set the scene?  To get that certain feel?  I sure hope so! 

And that's why I took this pic and decided to post it here today - it's TOTALLY atmospheric!


Do you agree?  What kind of story does this atmospheric picture evoke in you?  Please share!!

And I hope you all have a fabulous weekend - in your atmosphere of choice!


Jess said...

Oooo, I'm getting a major "Interview with the Vampire" Anne Rice type of vibe!

Jen Daiker said...

I'm with Jess... I have Vampire on the brain and Interview with a Vampire is right where my head went!!!

Donna K. Weaver said...


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Definitely something related to horror!

Bish Denham said...

I don't get horror with this picture. I get something more along the lines of something memorialized, as a kind of sacred place.

The Golden Eagle said...

I was thinking of some kind of party about to begin--either the guests haven't entered yet, or they're waiting for something.

Michael Di Gesu said...

I'm with Bish.... I see some sort of memorial service for a deceased socialite...

Arlee Bird said...

When I was in Banff I slept in my van at a campground. I would have rather stayed in a haunted hotel as long as it had comfortable beds and showers.

The picture puts me in mind of a ride at Disneyland.

Tossing It Out

Madeleine said...

Ooh *Very* atnospheric and creepy and vampire-ish! :O)

M Pax said...

Nice piece of art, and I like the painting in the back. Very evocative.

DEZMOND said...

I expect pope Borgia to jump of that pic :)

alexia said...

Love that pic! I get a definite vamp vibe. Like a sexy, old vampire lives in that house, and wants to seduce you with a glass of red wine before draining you of blood :)

Samantha Sotto said...

I'm getting a "THE HISTORIAN" vibe. Creepy! :)