Spider webs and clover in the morning dew… magical
When I am shooting outside, my range of vision is usually from one meter to the horizon. It’s seldom that I look any closer. I love landscapes that have a broad view. It’s just a personal preference.
There have been a few mornings where the macro world caught my eye. Because I usually only travel with a wide angle zoom, (I like to shoot quickly with a minimum of gear), when the opportunity has presented itself, all that I have been able to do is admire the beauty that is mother nature when it’s only a whisper from your face.
I was walking through the tall grass in the photo above with my eyes firmly fixed on the horizon. As I walked around, I was looking for something, anything that would lend itself as a foreground. I had taken about a half a dozen different shot, moving up and down, left and right, when I came upon a sprinkling of cover. The purple and white caught my eye. Once the camera and tripod were at ground level, I noticed the spider webs. When on my knees, they glistened and sparkled with morning dew. The shapes were incredible. I could easily see a half a dozen possibilities, that is, if I had my macro lens.
After exposing the scene, I sat in the tall grass. It was all I could do. I stayed there for a minute or two taking it all in. The beauty of it all. The serenity. The peacefulness of the prairie. This was one of those very special moments where the only thing that exists is the magic that mother lays out in front of you.
A couple of days later, I find myself writing about this and the long weekend here in Canada, Canada Day is about to begin. People will be heading out to the mountains and lakes in droves. Campsites will be noisy after midnight with the sounds of people drinking too much liquor and forgetting that there are families and children in the camp site next to them trying to fall asleep. For some, that is getting out and communing with mother nature. For me? I think that I shall take the road lesser traveled.
Happy shooting and enjoy the long weekend safely,
ps. This is the first landscape that I have printed with the new camera. At 19×22, the drops of morning dew on the spider web and clover are tack sharp. This could easily go twice this size I think. Too bad my printer won’t handle that. LOL This is one of those photos that the larger you go the better it looks.