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night spirit

Strange happenings: Recently, my daughter came to me in the night and stood by the side of my bed. I woke up and saw her just standing there. I asked, what do you want? She grunted unintelligibly. I told her to go back to bed and I'll be right there, thinking she could not sleep or had a bad dream. When I went to her room a few moments later she was sound asleep. I got the feeling that she was sleeping the whole time. I wondered, was that really her, or her spirit that came to my bedside? The next day I asked her why she came into my room and she said she did not remember doing it. She also said sometimes she wakes up in the living room and doesn't know how she got there. I told her that some people may walk in their sleep and some do all sorts of things while they sleep like get something to eat or take a stroll around the neighborhood.

That's been on my mind so I decided to do a self-portrait to represent those restless souls who feel the need to leave their warm beds and roam around in the night.

 

This was lit only by the moon, well almost full, it was 98% last night. I think I'd like to try this again with some added lights. Behind me is a wall covered in Clematis vines.

 

for our daily challenge - full (moon)

 

Nikon D7000 ~ Nikkor 50mm 1.4 Ai ~ Exposure 1/10 sec ~ ISO Speed 1600

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Taken on October 13, 2011