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"How's this one?" I ask, cocking an eyebrow in her direction.
"Yeah, well no... you've got to get in a lot closer," advises Mrs. J., "Let's try again."
I figured she'd say that. It's not quite what I wanted to hear, but this camera phone is awful. I've already taken three pictures and so far, none were to her liking. Mrs. J. lies down again by her husband, positions his face cheek-to-cheek with hers and she smiles. I bring the cell phone in much closer and get another shot.
"Oh, tons", she replies. "Can we do one or two more like that?"
The patient's wife resumes her position and as I lean forward to take the picture, a stream of green-black secretions oozes from the dead man's mouth; just missing his wife's hand. Mrs. J. simultaneously drops her husband's head and bolts from the bed.
"What the f*@k was THAT!?!"
"I think we'll call that a wrap, Mrs. J."
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