"You lie awake and think about the girl"

Jeff Carr

[2016 edit - realized it was ten years ago with this selfportrait - which I liked as part of a challenge to use the figure as part of the image versus the "selfie" quickie]

In the wee small hours of the morning
While the whole wide world is fast asleep
You lie awake and think about the girl
And never ever think of counting sheep

When your lonely heart has learned its lesson
You'd be hers if only she'd call
In the wee small hours of the morning
That's the time you miss her most of all

- Bob Hilliard, David A. Mann (as sung by Frank Sinatra)

Out of town business trip. I miss my wife. Late night. No sleep.

A self portrait and negative space exericse. Image has not been cropped. Only one of two with this point of view included in this set.
I had a hard time balancing the camera on the desk and obtaining the balance I liked of me and the bed. I deliberately excluded my face because; 1. I wanted to lend more of an air of question and mystery to the figure and, 2. there was a wall on the left which kept getting in the way and I wanted to leave enough negative space between the chair and bed. Another version with the left wall and my face is here. The overall tone is a bit muddy but it was shot in available light and I'll keep it the way it is to represent the mood.

Comments and critiques are always welcome but please, no "awards" or GIFs in comments. Thanks again. © CarrPhotography 2006; all rights reserved

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