When the photos were developed they looked like something right out of "Back to the Future". Remember how Marty McFly's family was disappearing out of family photos?
See the ghostly image of AD there - right behind Daughter? Son's head looks like it's just starting to disappear and Daughter's hair seems to be fading as well.
At first I thought maybe I'd moved the camera but I'm in the second shot so that wasn't it. Now Son appears ghostly and you can see the tree lights right through my sweat shirt and jeans.
We must have changed positions again and now Daughter appeared ghostly.
I'm glad we kept taking pictures because we finally got one where we were all fully in the photo.
Over the years I've shown this series of pictures to lots of amateur photographers asking if they might have an explanation for the fading in and out appearances. One of the suggestions was that the film was double exposed. That would have been a reasonable explanation except that there wasn't anyway that the film could have been rewound in the camera.
Anyone out there have an idea?