Stills V3

November 29, 2012


Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 20:59

A web across a nature walk at Wakulla Springs



  1. If nothing else this is a testament to the amazing properties of spider silk. I keep thinking how somebody asked me to consider how much energy goes in to producing a unit of steel and then how simple a spider finds it to produce it’s web silk, a product, he argued, far superior to the steel.

    As a photograph, I think about how you’ve managed to make this scene look like an art installation. I also wonder if you’ve chosen the optimum depth of field. Well obviously any more depth of field and we would weakened and eventually lost the separation of the subject from the background. Less would have of course improved the separation, but eventually we would have lost the contextual information.

    So personally I’d say you got it about right.

    Comment by cgcooke — December 6, 2012 @ 06:58

  2. I hadn’t thought of an art installation ( I should have) because I was marvelling at how nature had been captured in this. Again, to avoid saying everything Chris does about dof, I agree with him. I find it interesting to reflect on how, when I first saw this, and without having taken in the title, I was struggling to place this in the UK: these trees grow, look and feel different. Very well observed.

    Comment by zavaell — December 7, 2012 @ 07:34

  3. Yes, you did get it just right. I doubt I would have thought the DOF here would work so well as it does. That hanging leaf bottom right is a beautiful thing.

    The only criticism I have is that Wakulla is misspelled. ;-)

    Comment by Christina — January 4, 2013 @ 04:42

    • Your wish is my command…………………………………..

      Comment by Rex — January 4, 2013 @ 21:34

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