“Pigeons from Hell”

WHEELS

Feeling the urge to write something today desirous of keeping the 5 or 6 consistent readers of my humble little blog happy.

The Photographers Adventure Club, which I have mentioned in several previous posts, has a weekly photography theme that members are encouraged to submit photographs that fit the theme.  I like the idea, but admittedly I am not very consistent…oh who am I kidding, I rarely, if ever post photographs to the site.

This week, I decided to go shoot some images for this weeks’ theme of “Wheels”

I took a trip down to Sahuaro Ranch Park in Glendale.  They have some antique farm equipment that made for some good shooting for this topic.  I converted 3 of the images to black and white or sepia in order to give the photos an old time feeling.

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“PIGEONS FROM HELL”

Sahuaro Ranch Park has some marvelous old buildings on the grounds.  While working my photographic magic (sorry, a bit of shameless self promotion here) I noticed a gathering of pigeons on the roof of a nearby building.  Whenever I see pigeons on the roof I am reminded one of the scariest television show episodes I have ever seen.  It was the show “Thriller” hosted by Boris Karloff, who played the original Frankenstein and Mummy and was in a host of other B grade horror flicks in the 30’s and 40’s.  The episode was called “Pigeons from Hell”.  I saw this scary little gem when the family was visiting my uncle back in Michigan the summer before the sixth grade.

The gist of the show is that wherever these pigeons appear on the roof, someone is murdered.  Now I know that with shows like “The Walking Dead” and other splatter movies etc., that a man walking down the stairs with an ax in is head is pretty tame stuff, but in 1961 it scared the holy heck out of me.

And thanks to “the time machine of my life” You Tube, I can watch the whole episode.  Haven’t worked up the courage yet, but someday…

This is the opening sequence of “Pigeons from Hell” episode.  {link}

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