Wednesday, August 19, 2009

take me away

I haven't been sleeping very much lately. I go to bed and lay awake till 4 in the morning, even though I'm tired. It's definitely annoying, but I love the night time and just laying awake, staring up at the glow-in-the-dark stars on my ceiling. I've always had an extreme fascination with the stars and outer space. I'd never want to go up there, but I love to gaze up at it all from the ground. The planets, the constellations, the shooting stars, the moon. It's one thing you can depend on - all of that will always be there, every single night. And even though those stars on my ceiling fade away after an hour, outside my window is another world.

I hope you like the photo. It took three days of experimenting with different lighting. In the end, I took 3 photos (the window, myself, and the stars) all with different shutter speeds & f-stops, and then merged them into one. I am happy though, even if I'm not a fan of digital photography. I've been spending my nights sitting at the end of my bed staring up into the night sky.

12 comments:

Liz said...

Oh no! I hope you start sleeping better. That picture is quite amazing, though.

Chris said...

That picture is absolutely beautiful. I love it. And I can relate to the issues sleeping; I have so many more than I could possibly account; it's nice though, in a weird way. I love being awake at night, to just be apart of it. There's a certain peace after midnight.

carrie said...

That photo is absolutely stunning. You may have had to do it digitally but it's still a gorgeous outcome! Totally jealous of your glow in the dark stars, haha. I used to have those when I was little :)

Sleep better soon <3

Oh, and what camera do you use?

jayne said...

this is gorgeous even for insomnia! at least something good can come out of it :)

The Magic Doll said...

I love this, it invite smy mind to think of the mythical nightime. I myslef do find stars very awe inspiting and can pull all of the best things out of myslef at nigh time. LOVING Soren by the way, it is my new infatuation. Get it published, please!
H
xoxo
p.s. Funnily enough, one of my bedroom walls is painted "cookie dough"

Alexandra said...

That picture is amazing! You've put it together very well. I never would have guessed they were different shots.

CH!C $hock said...

this post is lovely, everything about it!
sleep well

xo,m

Isabel said...

Oh man, I have the exact same stars on my bedroom ceiling!

morgan said...

great, great photography, and the outfits are creative too.
one question: what kind of camera do you use?

♥ tuğçe♥ said...

i like being awake at the night,too amazing pic

Mar said...

this picture is absolutely AMAZING!

and just looking through some of your other pictures, you totally look like a model. I'm not even kidding.

Molly<3 said...

gorgeous picture! wow i love it.