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Life is a Web

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 2 July 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Spider webs have always fascinated me. Maybe that is because life is a web in which we are all interconnected.
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BACKGROUND COLOR - Tomorrow I will return to Caspian Green (until July 10) as a small way of supporting the people of Iran. However, this photograph cried out for a medium gray (Allegro Gray).
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"Black and white photography is like chiseling a diamond - it discards the inessential to reveal the substance." Carol Devillers

NIKON D300 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 200 117 mm (35mm equiv.)

Lylou & Roland from France

Excellent idea Jack

2 Jul 2009 5:15am

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

I love the little drops, beautiful!

2 Jul 2009 6:26am

Dulcie from Danville, United States

Well, this is one of the most interesting webs I've seen. Those I catch sight of lately are full of un-artistic flecks of dirt. This web is perfect, of course, in B&W.

2 Jul 2009 7:03am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot Jack, love the bw touch!!

2 Jul 2009 7:35am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

All i can say is.. AWESOME!

2 Jul 2009 7:35am

Shirin Moosavi from Tehran, Iran

This fragile web of pure beauty can also remind us of our own fragility. Life is beautiful, but so fragile.


Thank you so much Jack for choosing Caspian Green. It really means a lot.
We will always grow greener. It will take time, but there's no stopping us.

2 Jul 2009 8:04am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Une merveilleuse parure de petits diamants

2 Jul 2009 9:30am

@Marie LC: Thanks, Marie. I have put this image against an Allegro Gray background for the rest of today; it cries out for monochrome. Tomorrow I return to Caspian Green until July 10.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Not easy to get this right..but this is perfect. So fragile!

2 Jul 2009 9:47am

@MrsAmber: Thank you. I have put this image against an Allegro Gray background for the rest of today; it cries out for monochrome. Tomorrow I return to Caspian Green until July 10.

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

great shot Jack!

2 Jul 2009 10:03am

@Ian Bramham: Thanks, Ian. I have put this image against an Allegro Gray background for the rest of today; it cries out for monochrome. Tomorrow I return to Caspian Green until July 10.

zOOm from Paris, France

A wonderful necklace Jack. Much more than Cartier jewellery ! ;-)

2 Jul 2009 10:17am

@zOOm: Thanks, Flo. I have put this image against an Allegro Gray background for the rest of today; it cries out for monochrome. Tomorrow I return to Caspian Green until July 10.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

You've photographed so clearly, so well...a real gem!

2 Jul 2009 10:31am

@Lorraine: Thanks, Lorraine. I have put this image against an Allegro Gray background for the rest of today; it cries out for monochrome. Tomorrow I return to Caspian Green until July 10.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

like thousand diamonds ! perfect in BW !

2 Jul 2009 11:19am

@Anna.C: Thanks, Anna; what a kind, evocative comment. I have put this image against an Allegro Gray background for the rest of today; it cries out for monochrome. Tomorrow I return to Caspian Green until July 10.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful capture of this web.... I've often attempted this, but never gotten quite the result that you have......it looks like it's covered with baby pearls..... and yes, life is a very tangled web.......

2 Jul 2009 12:17pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan. I have put this image against an Allegro Gray background for the rest of today; it cries out for monochrome. Tomorrow I return to Caspian Green until July 10.

khadi from New Delhi, India

Amazing! You've really handled the DOF well, keeping the web in sharp detail but the background soft.

2 Jul 2009 12:24pm

@khadi: Thank you. I have put this image against an Allegro Gray background for the rest of today; it cries out for monochrome. Tomorrow I return to Caspian Green until July 10.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Stunning composition! I love the subject and the title!!

2 Jul 2009 1:08pm

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thanks, Elena. Spider webs seem to call for evocative metaphors. I have put this image against an Allegro Gray background for the rest of today; it cries out for monochrome. Tomorrow I return to Caspian Green until July 10.

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

But, Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive! This is very beautiful. I like when the dew or rain clings to them.

2 Jul 2009 1:16pm

@jeff (aka dogilicious): Thanks, Jeff; your comment is marvelous. I have put this image against an Allegro Gray background for the rest of today; it cries out for monochrome. Tomorrow I return to Caspian Green until July 10.

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

The dew on the wab is simply amazing

2 Jul 2009 1:25pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thanks, Luca. I have put this image against an Allegro Gray background for the rest of today; it cries out for monochrome. Tomorrow I return to Caspian Green until July 10.

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good photo.

2 Jul 2009 2:39pm

don from spokane, United States

A jeweled web! Superb!

2 Jul 2009 3:18pm

@don: Thanks, Don. I have put this image against an Allegro Gray background for the rest of today; it cries out for monochrome. Tomorrow I return to Caspian Green until July 10.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Looks like shiny little beads. Very nicely done, Jack.

2 Jul 2009 3:40pm

@Betty: Thanks, Betty. I have put this image against an Allegro Gray background for the rest of today; it cries out for monochrome. Tomorrow I return to Caspian Green until July 10.

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Dew wonderful jewelry designs in the shade! c'est superbe!

2 Jul 2009 4:22pm

@Mathilde Collot: Merci, Mathilde. I have put this image against an Allegro Gray background for the rest of today; it cries out for monochrome. Tomorrow I return to Caspian Green until July 10.

Irene from Les Coteaux, France

Life is a web and human is a small small small animal. Very beautiful shot !

2 Jul 2009 4:35pm

@Irene: You are so right, Irene. I have put this image against an Allegro Gray background for the rest of today; it cries out for monochrome. Tomorrow I return to Caspian Green until July 10.

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

Excellent

2 Jul 2009 5:06pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Very nice

2 Jul 2009 5:48pm

@Sof: Thank you. I have put this image against an Allegro Gray background for the rest of today; it cries out for monochrome. Tomorrow I return to Caspian Green until July 10.

Ken from United States

Wonderful! Jack!

2 Jul 2009 6:03pm

@Ken: Thanks, Ken. I have put this image against an Allegro Gray background for the rest of today; it cries out for monochrome. Tomorrow I return to Caspian Green until July 10.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a beautiful canvas of "pearls", jack ......... unless each drops are an Internet!
friendships!

2 Jul 2009 6:21pm

@marc battault: Wow! Merci, Marc. I have put this image against an Allegro Gray background for the rest of today; it cries out for monochrome. Tomorrow I return to Caspian Green until July 10.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superbe image! Une très belle parure de diamants, bravo Jack, j'aime beaucoup!

2 Jul 2009 6:27pm

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

Great shot ! I like webs like this too ! Great idea to have this picture in black and white !

2 Jul 2009 7:09pm

@Isabelle: Thanks; an entirely different set of feelings is created in monochrome.

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

the necklace of nature, triple rows of pearls, the geometry of the poetic work of the spider, nice capture, Jack, like a necklace offered to day.

2 Jul 2009 8:01pm

@Alivia: What a lovely comment; merci, Dane.

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

I love Spider webs too but never had a chance to take a shot of such a big, heavy web :)) Excellent capture and processing in monochrome .

2 Jul 2009 8:25pm

@MARIANA: Thanks, Mariana.

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

SUPERB

2 Jul 2009 8:31pm

@Onlymehdi: Thanks. I'm back to Caspian Green tomorrow.

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

superb composition and macro shot..

2 Jul 2009 8:33pm

@Vachel: Thank you.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Very beautiful. Those droplets are like little jewels.

2 Jul 2009 9:35pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

LauraS from United States

Wonderful... did you try an increase in contrast? Wonder what that would look like.

2 Jul 2009 10:15pm

@LauraS: It already has Strong Contrast. If I increase the contrast further, it is like creating a dark vignette around the image.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice b & w on this one.

2 Jul 2009 11:06pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Very nice work Jack - I love the patterns and light this creates with the dew on it! Great work and have a fantastic 4th of July weekend coming up!!

3 Jul 2009 2:31am

@Scott Schilling: Thanks, Scott; you have nice 4th as well.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

a magical image!! i have told you before -- but i just love your b/w tones -- so HANDSOME! faaabulous!

3 Jul 2009 3:19am

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks, dj.

Shutterbug from Chennai, India

It's a jewel, this picture. Beats description!

3 Jul 2009 4:39am

@Shutterbug: Thank you.

Bill Jennings from (Bay Area Northern Calif), United States

oooh, I like this. Love the glistening web, and the B&W treatment.

3 Jul 2009 5:34am

@Bill Jennings: Thanks, Bill.

Mags from Paris, France

Very nice shot, I like it a lot.

3 Jul 2009 9:38am

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

It almost doesn't look real! Lovely shot.

4 Jul 2009 3:00pm

@Lesley: Thanks, Les. The shot is from last fall. I almost used it for Willow's abstract day.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful BW

5 Jul 2009 12:52pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

AMAZING!!

5 Jul 2009 2:27pm

Chris Parr from Jefferson City, United States

Wonderful detail.

5 Jul 2009 5:05pm

Tammy-Cricket from United States

Life is a web! LOL Mine has been full of them lately. I'm on the outside looking at the web now. Right where I like to be. This is great.

5 Jul 2009 7:06pm

@Tammy-Cricket: Tis fun to wax philosophical.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Outstanding Jack! I am also drawn to webs and their patterns. This is the best web image I have seen. Excellent quote which perfectly describes your image.
5 Stars!

6 Jul 2009 5:01am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

New favorite! I can't see how you can top this one, Jack. Superb.

6 Jul 2009 7:02am

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

true enough.. great detail in this image

7 Jul 2009 9:53am

k@ from Paris, France

Oh, this one is fabulous ! Mother Nature wears such gorgeous jewelry around her neck ! You captured it with maestria*

10 Jul 2009 10:23pm

@k@: Thank you, dear lady.

Sadaf Agah from tehran, Iran

wow ! PERFECT !

15 Jul 2009 1:37pm