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My Own Nightmare

By beckas  
Thanks to those who left comments on my last few uploads. I am sorry that I haven't been around much. Time has been escaping me lately.

This is an image that I shot with one idea in mind and then it "morphed" into a slightly different concept once I started editing it in Photoshop. It is a rather personal image for me, but I have decided that I won't explain the meaning behind it so that the viewer can interpret it as they wish.

And for the record, the image was much more difficult to shoot than I initially thought it would be. I tested out fitting the bottom half of my body under my bed before setting up my camera. I thought that there was enough room for me to fit under the bed. Well, err....then I set up my camera and when I attempted to scoot the upper half of my body under the bed, it didn't fit. I ended up having to lift the bed frame off the floor in order to scoot under the bed, and then I was feeling very claustrophobic and it was difficult to move. Then I realized that I hadn't even thought about how difficult it was going to be to fire the tiny wireless camera remote with those ridiculous large green rubber gloves on. Because of the awkwardness of the gloves, I kept dropping the camera remote. It was not an easy task to lay on my back in the confined space and locate the small black remote that was camouflaged in the zebra rug. I have to admit that I was glad when the shoot was over with. I don't think that I will attempt to shoot from under my bed again.

I have included a couple of "behind the scenes" shots, purely for entertainment purposes. Wink

Tags: Digitally manipulated Portraits and people Humour and fun

Voters: JackAllTog, Paree, reaper4252 and 29 more

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JackAllTog Plus
11 6.1k 58 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2011 10:27PM
Wow this is so amazing - excellent set Smile

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reaper4252 9 2 9 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2011 10:35PM
Very entertaining, spooky and thought provoking all at the same time
Like the back-up shots toon and that image on the wall ! ! ! !
Excellent concept well executed
tony64 16 204 9 England
12 Sep 2011 11:42PM
Sounds like you need an assistant! May I be first to offer my services!
Great idea, and well worth all the pain and frustration! (I hope!)
Love the picture on the wall too!
HectorRivera 12 17 1 United States
13 Sep 2011 6:06AM
Excellent work
Richsr 13 91 223 England
13 Sep 2011 9:02AM
Well worked Beckas
sherring 12 46 13 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2011 9:22AM
Interesting image. Looks like you need to buy a Dishwasher, It will save your hands from getting any worse...! Wink

13 Sep 2011 6:07PM
This is brilliant, worth all the time and sweat spent on it.

John Smile
Goggz 13 2.3k 72 Wales
13 Sep 2011 10:48PM
Like the PINK toenails a lot! Grin
Great piccy.
Cheers, Goggz
Photo_Lee 9 6 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2011 1:19PM
Another fantastic shot. Excellent work. Smile
costas Plus
12 2 2 Greece
24 Jan 2012 1:07PM
"Fear is a negative developed in a darkroom"

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