A hundred years ago this girl and her cousin managed to cheat at photography, even Sir Arthur Connan Doyle was taken in and was convinced these were real fairies.
With the advent of digital photography everyone can have a go at cheating, not just the enthusiasts lurking in the dark room.
The experts and enthusiasts are still around; they like playing with big lenses and buy expensive software to digitally manipulate their images – sometimes beyond all recognition.
Visit Cyberspouse’s website to see some creative work.
But those of us who only point and shoot with compact cameras and smart phones can still produce strange pictures.
I don’t actually phone anybody with my smart phone, I just use it to put pictures on Instagram and send photos to family and friends on messenger. One day I discovered you can write on the pictures. On Instagram you can turn your picture black and white or brighten it up, share on Facebook, then download to your computer and use it for your WordPress blog. On WordPress you can crop pictures, reverse them or turn them upside down.
We bought an ipad to Facetime two continents, but I discovered you can take photogaphs with different effects.
A saucer of floating flowers.
The hot summer of 2018.
But you don’t have to rely on magical equipment – this is the Odeon cinema taken through the bus window on a rainy night.
…and this is not my nice tidy garden shed, but a picture of the side of the garden centre’s truck.
Visit my picture gallery to see more pictures or spot some cheats.