The Return of Charles Dexter Ward

Posted by
Albert (Sweden, living in Mechelen, Belgium) on 9 January 2011 in Cityscape & Urban.

Whenever I stroll the Old Town of Geneva I sooner or later end up in this alley (Rue des Barrieres). The stairs going down to the left behind the corner can also be seen in my old post The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. The man coming out from the dark is a mosaic on the wall.

The photo was taken a month ago, but is freshly processed.

Canon EOS 7D 2/1 second F/8.0 ISO 200 17 mm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States


9 Jan 2011 5:19am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of nature Canada &, United Kingdom

Not only an amazing frame, Albert, but also alive with depth and detail thanks to some beautiful processing. Every nook and cranny has a pleasing ambiance and draws me into the frame. Great work.

9 Jan 2011 9:57am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice processing and ambiance.

9 Jan 2011 10:40am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

super image . very mysterious mood .

9 Jan 2011 2:49pm

The Big Guy from Regina, Canada

Alfred Hitchcock... 'Good Evening' comes to mind as well. Nicely done...

9 Jan 2011 5:35pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Quite mysterious and darkly themed.. it really does convey emotion, a little suspense too.

9 Jan 2011 5:55pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

This is very sharp and very beautiful. nice photo, i like

9 Jan 2011 6:06pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Spooky! Well done.

9 Jan 2011 9:14pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great tone and texture, the mosaic looks like a real man and adds mystery and tension.

10 Jan 2011 4:05am

Iknow from Chengdu, China

Mysterious capture so lovely performance!
best wish

10 Jan 2011 3:24pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

I love the atmosphere of your shot ... just excellent !

10 Jan 2011 7:36pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great processing as well. I love the warmth of the door and the ghost of Charles Dexter Ward is so realistic. I was just strolling Geneva, too.....Geneva, Illinois that is. ;-)

11 Jan 2011 1:45am


Beautiful photo, good lighting

11 Jan 2011 11:48am

Marie from FRESNES, France

j'adore, l'endroit est superbe, le post traitement très réussi.

13 Jan 2011 3:56pm