Stills V3

November 18, 2008

Morning Dew on Mock Bishop’s-weed

Filed under: Christina — Christina @ 18:24


  1. Have you been following Paul Butzi’s experiments with this style?

    I think that maybe there is too strong a diagonal leading to the bottom right for perfection, but everything else is well controlled. Interesting.

    Comment by Colin — November 19, 2008 @ 09:55

  2. No — I haven’t been to Paul Butzi’s site in a long time. Guess I should go look.

    Comment by Christina — November 19, 2008 @ 19:28

  3. The spider web is beautifully rendered and the whole image is marvelously successful at communicating an hour, a season, and a place. I am a bit bothered by the elements on the right that threaten to pull me away from the focus of the image.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — November 20, 2008 @ 19:27

  4. Anita summed it up with “marvelously successful at communicating an hour, a season, and a place.”
    It is not the ideal spider web but they rarely are which makes this all the more a true view of what we see.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — November 20, 2008 @ 20:06

  5. How we see differently! I have no problem with a diagonal to bottom right, nor that I am being led away from the “focus of the image” On the latter point to the contrary: that is the best part of the picture, where one is led for a walk in captivating surroundings. There is a subtle glow to this that stops it being too ‘Victorian’ in its colouring!!

    The plant seems a bit similar to seeding fennel.

    Comment by John Ellis — November 21, 2008 @ 07:38

  6. I find this lacks some sparkle. It is not the special colour palette but none the less the colour is enjoyable in its subtlety. The bent grass which continues into the right hand side doesn’t provide enough interest to hold on to that side of the image.

    The complexity provides lots to see.

    Comment by Rex — November 21, 2008 @ 18:57

  7. John — this plant is related to fennel — and both are host plants for Black Swallowtail butterflies.

    Rex — the original was even flatter than this due to the fog — I could perhaps have gone a bit farther with the contrast, but this is where I chose to stop!

    Comment by Christina — November 23, 2008 @ 03:40

  8. The strong diagonal is fine with me, as is the color palette and low contrast. What intrigues me is the depth of this; I feel as if I could fall right past the webs and delicate plants bits, but I’m not sure where I’d end up.

    Comment by matt — November 24, 2008 @ 13:59

  9. I find that the empty space (especially bottom right) in this shot is a little too empty. I assume spiders to be quite industrious in their web building activities thus my need for more filling in the space to compensate this thought. The diagonal as others allude is strong but not too much.

    Comment by akikana — November 26, 2008 @ 04:10

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