This was part of a photography teaching lesson I gave to a friend of mine. I am quoting her exactly: "You are so full of love and light, but there is also a beautiful darkness to you, to your mind - it's full of monsters, it's almost regally vampiric. I want to capture that, and I want it to be simple. No environment, no props, no costumes, just you." And this is the result.
*This awesome photo was actually shot by my dad. The original image was a bit dark, so I lightened it up for him and I wanted to share the photo with you all because I thought he captured an awesome shot. My dad was able to get very close to this little Tree Swallow before it took off and started swooping through the air and skimming across the top of the lake. I think our collaboration (his photography and my editing) turned out decent