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The dark side - 'A tunnel of light,' - when in his 20's a friend of mine had to have his wisdom teeth taken out - fairly routine. Unfortunately for him, the muscle relaxant component of the anesthetic did its job too well and it also relaxed his heart - to the point it stopped beating. He was clinically dead for a few minutes. He remembered the experience - and can lucidly narrate it. He was falling into a tunnel of light - he didn't feel scared at all, quite the opposite - there was a sense of wonder. On his descent he passed static points of light that he knew were angels. This is a bit odd as he was not raised in a religious environment and has no personal belief. Then - bang - lights out. He knows in retrospect that this was the moment they put the paddles on his chest and connected him to the national grid to restart his heart. He remembers nothing more until he woke up several days later in the HDU of the hospital. - Palma, Leica and film. cheers - I.
A great story along with the great photograph, my farther recounted a similar story when he was knocked unconscious and died whist under a ship doing some work on the hull when he was in the navy and he said much the same things but the funny thing was when he was bought up to the surface and resuscitated he was quite angry with the person who saved his life because he said it was one of the most wonderful feelings he had experanced , I'm sure he was thankful afterwards! :) I am because I wouldn't be here otherwise !
 

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A great story along with the great photograph, my farther recounted a similar story when he was knocked unconscious and died whist under a ship doing some work on the hull when he was in the navy and he said much the same things but the funny thing was when he was bought up to the surface and resuscitated he was quite angry with the person who saved his life because he said it was one of the most wonderful feelings he had experanced , I'm sure he was thankful afterwards! :) I am because I wouldn't be here otherwise !
P. - thank you for sharing your story. It seems to be a commonly reported response from people that have been through this sort of event. Few - as you say in your dad's case - express any fear or terror. As I said before - in my mate's case - he had a sense of wonder. Ecstasy - in the original ancient Greek meaning of the word - to step outside, to leave. cheers - I.
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My final Dark Side pic - I'm convinced that this little guy came alive at night or when nobody was looking. If that's not the case then somebody in the shop had a delightfully warped sense of humour. Each day as you passed the posture would have changed slightly - but only slightly. The angle of the head, the positioning of the hands or the legs would be crossed the opposite way. I prefer the first explanation. Barrio Huertas - Madrid. Bessa R3 - Leica 50mm Summicron - Fuji film. cheers - I.
 
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My final Dark Side pic - I'm convinced that this little guy came alive at night or when nobody was looking. If that's not the case then somebody in the shop had a delightfully warped sense of humour. Each day as you passed the posture would have changed slightly - but only slightly. The angle of the head, the positioning of the hands or the legs would be crossed the opposite way. I prefer the first explanation. Barrio Huertas - Madrid. Bessa R3 - Leica 50mm Summicron - Fuji film. cheers - I.
Good evening Iain,
That picture is so disturbing to me. A great pic but one I will not be visiting again.
They freak me out. :eek:
It brings me back to the days of the "Hammer House of Horrors" that I was forced to watch every Friday evening with my mother while my father was out having a beer or two. She has always been a lot tougher than me. ;)
I remember sleeping with one eye open in those days. :( :)
 

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Good evening Iain,
That picture is so disturbing to me. A great pic but one I will not be visiting again.
They freak me out. :eek:
It brings me back to the days of the "Hammer House of Horrors" that I was forced to watch every Friday evening with my mother while my father was out having a beer or two. She has always been a lot tougher than me. ;)
I remember sleeping with one eye open in those days. :( :)
@Wayne Pritchard - Evening Wayne - sorry to have freaked you out mate. I share your fear - mannequins, marionettes, ventriloquist dummies - dolls that are too life-like put the s***s up me. Hence why I filed the picture under the heading the 'dark side.' You just know they will come alive and do terrible things when you are not looking. My partner is terrified by clowns - I mean properly terrified - correctly called coulrophobia, I think. I'm of the same age and generation as you - for me - 'Tales of the Unexpected' on television disturbed me greatly as a child. The Cybermen also. I've re-watched Hammer as an adult and it's hilariously camp. Much like 'Salem's Lot' - the version with David Soul in it. Why did I s**t myself? Sorry again mate - I.
 
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A beautifully captured photo.
Indeed for me a learning curve that one does not always listen to.
The best photos are often taken from angles that the average photographer will not even think about, me included :).
Most of us take photos standing up and at eye level.
Thanks for sharing,
Wayne
 
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