Most people would shine a flashlight under their chin when telling scary stories around a campfire, but Tigress thinks she looks spookier lit from the side.
Technical notes: I lowered the contrast to reduce the glare and make her face look a little darker. She’s holding the keychain flashlight herself in her right hand, which is steadier than me holding it and trying to take the photo with one hand.
A despicable red pull-tab from a can of Cheerwine cherry soda. This was one of the most difficult things I’ve tried to photograph. The camera just didn’t want to focus on it in any light or background. I put it against a black background to make it look darker and redder and despicabler.
Photographed for this week’s Macro Mondays challenge, “Pareidolia” (seeing faces and other familiar shapes in unrelated things).
It lurks in a container on my desk. I have to keep it warm or it stops moving and goes into suspended animation. It doesn’t die. Someone asked me if it came from the sea, but I don’t think it’s natural. (Really, they had never seen one before and thought it was an ocean animal.) It’s always there, blocking out the light, and never leaves me alone…
Some dead leaves still have a little bit of green in them and turn to vampirism, sucking the remaining life from the veins of other leaves to preserve their own. They can only be destroyed by strong light or driving a rake through them.
This photo is backlit by a computer monitor, with no zoom, getting right up in the creature’s face. The leaf is lying flat on my desk, but the angle of the lighting makes it look like it’s standing up.
I did nothing to the leaf to create the demonic face, bat wing profile, and expression of dreading the light behind it. I found it like that.