Thursday, July 05, 2007

Pearly portal

The morning dew clings to the delicate tapestry of a spider web on a misty summer morning. In the background, verdant reeds, fuchsia thistle blooms and snowy Queen Anne's lace blend into a multicolor patchwork.

In the still morning air, my movement and breathing was enough to stir the webs and throw them in and out of the narrow field of focus. It took a lot of patience and stillness on my part to capture these dew-laden nets with the relatively long exposures necessary in the early morning light.

It was almost as if they refused to be captured until I became one with their surroundings.

Thanks for your votes! Points of Light has been nominated for a Photoblogs Award, which is determined by visitor vote. Many thanks to those who have voted so far! If you feel that my efforts here are vote-worthy, please head over and cast one for me. I'd appreciate it.

Click on pictures to enlarge. Photographs © 2007 James Jordan.


PhilB said...

Haven't posted a comment for ages I'm afraid, but I'm enjoying the early morning series a lot. Very nice.

Wanda said...

So wonderful it takes my breath away!
I went to the link, and tried to vote, but it wouldn't let me in!! Will try again later.
But know this....You have my vote!

Kheoh Yee Wei said...

fantastic shot.well done indeed !

Laane said...


Will be linking to you, as your blog is so inspiring!

joslyn said...

i will go vote for you. i love the inspiration you provide. i hope to be a tiny bit as good as you someday.

paul said...

Spider webs are very difficult to photograph. You did an excellent job.