It's just won't go on!

I have a recurring nightmare. The situation changes slightly but the theme is always the same.


I am in a house and I awake from my sleep. I have the distinct impression that there is something else around, in the dark... lurking... So I go to investigate and I reach for the switch, except no lights go on... I flick again and again and then... It charges...and I wake up...Usually in a cold sweat.


I rarely see "it"... the frighting part is the non-working light switch.


I wasn't sure how to depict the "dark"


Shot for Macro Monday's "Nightmare"

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  • Aaron 4y

    done well HMM
  • Belinda 4y

    wow! Great shot! I hope that nightmare doesnt come back, HMM!! :)
  • frptlady.... 4y

    holy cow.... wheres my gun!!! very good, abnd very frightening!! HMM
  • Monica & Cebolinha 4y

    great interpretation!
  • {Andrea} 4y

    Very well done ... HMM!
  • misst.shs 4y

    That can be scary!HMM!
  • digital vincent 4y

    Classic nightmare most of us can relate to.HMM
  • Pamela Ivison 4y

    Usually I see a spider just as a I switch it off. Switch it on again and the flipping thing has disappeared! :-) I like the red theme of this shot.

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  • Ian Moran 4y

    Oh yeah, love the colour and composition here, ace shot, HMM!
  • fragglerocks 4y

  • Diana Susselman 4y

    I have had the same nightmare. great MM
  • Derek Gavey 4y

    Thanks everyone... this was quite the improvised shot, I shot my flash through a red plastic container and bounced the light off the bathroom mirror in the dark. Seems to have worked out ok.
  • jim 4y

    Excellent concept well done. That photo really nails your nightmare. MM

    [On the other hand, those of us with experience in a red-light film darkroom may cringe at the prospect of someone turning the overhead lights ON while we are processing images in open trays. In that context, this image gives me the heebie-jeebies.]
  • Derek Gavey 4y

    That's true, I haven't done film processing in a long time, but I do remember that fear...
  • jon.reid 2mo

    Used as illustration for (scroll down) - thank you!
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