It was dark on the trails at Bit of Hope, so dark that when the guest of honor showed up, I could see nothing at all through the viewfinder. All I could do was to aim my Sony A350 in the general direction of the apparition and hope. I obviously missed his left arm in this photo (headless <i>and</i> armless), but fortunately the focus is dead on and the old abandoned cabin in the background adds an appropriate mount of creepiness. Ordinarily I strive to eliminate shadows cast by my subjects, but in this case, I think the shadow of the figure's hand actually enhances the image. Shot with a Minolta 50mm f/1.7 lens and a Minolta 4000AF flash at 50% power. The exposure was f/8 at 1/80 second with an ISO of 200.