In The Field
Yesterday morning did not lend itself to photography. The fog was as thick as pea soup… A hint of fog would have added a nice effect to a morning landscape but this stuff was almost impenetrable. I decided to get a few chores done around the house and wait for the sun to burn through the obstruction.
By 7:30am the sun was starting to work its magic on the fog and I had discovered I needed a few cleaning supplies. I made my way over to the store to stock up on the essentials but on the way back I was distracted by the sight of spider webs in the field. Hundreds of spider webs strung between the taller grass in the fields were still wet with the morning dew and reflecting the morning sun.
Well, I’m sure you know what happened next. I barely put the supplies away when I got home, grabbed the camera and tripod and ventured out into the fields across the road. The images in my head that I was hoping to capture were dew drops suspended along the tenuous strands of a intricate webs. I think I managed to grab a few of those but my prize from the morning is the image below. One of the master architects of my driving distraction was catching a few rays too.
I’m generally not a fan of spiders. My cats usually take care of any invaders in the house but this one didn’t seem to have a care in the world. I wasn’t exactly stealthy as I set up the tripod and maneuvered the camera into position. I half expected as soon as I had everything in place I would find an empty web when I focused the lens. Luckily for me, I think this artist was a bit of an egomaniac… LOL.