Very early in the morning, before the sun casts it’s spell, there are spidery webs everywhere. Have you ever seen the heavy curtains of sparkly fabric draped between the branches, leaves and blossoms? The first time I saw this phenomenon I was shocked by how much of the land is covered in the creative productions of what must be an army of arachnids!
When it’s early like this, the light is soft and dew highlights the patterns and extent of this magical world. By sun up when most people begin to go about their daily lives, the webs have dried out and are strangely invisible again.
Besides the fact that I am not a morning person (in the slightest) over the last three years I have taken every opportunity to get out early with the camera and experience the slowly emerging day. It’s a time of calm before the onslaught of alarms ringing and phones hopping. Wandering through this secret webby world always sets me up for a much more positive start to the day ahead. (Except when I lock myself out of the house in the dead of winter!)
This month you can see another web image of mine showing in a group exhibition called Being Here in Aoife’s Gallery in Waterford City. This photograph was taken one icy morning in winter when the dawn light created a mini light show of rainbow colours. You can see the image HERE
And if you share this weird fascination for webs You can also visit the Gallery of Web photos here.
Marigold Jam says
Beautiful and what industry has gone into making them.
Thanks Marigold and yes it's unimaginable isn't it!!
Diana Studer says
the eye, the patience and the skill to capture what you see for us. Tiny rainbow seed pearls strung along.
Thanks Diana! It's a pure joy:~))
Oh my, so beautiful! I especially love the one with all the rainbows. I wonder if the little spinners can see the colors? I, too, have a fascination with spiders' webs but, as we rarely have dew here, I have taken to carrying a small bottle of water so that I can lightly mist the web and try to get a photo…if I see it before I blunder into it. I usually don't, and I always feel bad for the poor spider if I ruin one by walking through it.
I love your style Victoria! Here I am waiting for the dew! It's another nice thought which I will keep in mind…..do the spinners see the colours…….
I think that's the best life lesson: get up early and notice the world around you. I'm going to try to embrace that one!
I'm a definite convert to the early rising too Jill:~))
Donna@Gardens Eye View says
Catherine, you have captured this wonderful world and made it magical…I love it! I am just noticing it here as the weather cools so I need to get out now early to catch those lovely webs…but mine are no where near as gorgeous as yours!
Donna I bet they are gorgeous! The earlier you are out there the better!! Thanks:~)
Imogen Eve says
Gotham Girl says
Pure magic! Love them all and love getting out early too!
Incredible jewels glittering in a magic light.
Katie Bell says
Simple awesome!! The spider magic light with beautiful pearls in the early morning!!
Perfect shots. Just loved your website!