|Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/160th sec, f/13, 400mm at ISO 400|
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
This image is, I think, proof that beauty is all around us. I noticed the strands of pearls glistening in the early morning dew as I left to do the school run. If anything the light had improved by the time I got back and the intricate web – spun between the uprights of a cast-iron gate in the garden – was perfectly showcased. One cannot help but be in awe of the dedication and 'engineering'. For those keen on the more technical side of things, two elements facilitated the image. The first was to ensure (by simply moving around until all was set) that the silver web was set against a dark background. The second was to close the aperture somewhat (in this case to f/13) to ensure crisp details and a wider area of focus.