death has been around a bit the last couple of years. my father and my mother-in-law died. one of our best friends was diagnosed with cancer, and died seven weeks later. so when this lizard died just outside our door, i shot a number of photos. the plain ones just didn't do it. until i stumbled on a combination of effects and filters that said it for me.
image shot at 70mm with a 28-70mm zoom lens, cropped down and processed in the gimp.