2017 Photography Contest-My Strange Fascination
The art of creating a spider web, much like a snowflake, is individual and a stunning work of nature in its ability to “bring it” without any human intervention.
No maps or directions needed for an individual spider to make the most intricate of geometric designs imaginable. Every fall, I find myself fascinated by these early morning hanging art pieces, glittering with morning dew and the backdrop of fall leaves or fog.
The power and strength of these webs have stymied scientists for years. The spider silk is made up of chemical properties that make it flexible, lustrous and as strong as steel!
Did you know that there are 45,749 different species of spiders? One spider has up to seven unique types of silk, but usually only use four or five of them when building their webs.
I have always been creeped out by a spider being near me or on me, but I also loved the story Charlotte’s Web, that starred a spider and a pig…a children’s story that may very well have planted in my young mind the beauty and creativity of a spider web as well as an unusual friendship.
As a photographer, I am always looking to perfect a genre of my own personal choice, that new opportunity to look at things from a different or unusual perspective and spider webs give me ample opportunities to do just that.
I chose this one because of the backdrop of autumn leaves that gave it some warmth and softened hues while showing off the uniformity of this particular web and it’s gorgeous geometric design.
This entry is for the 2017 Photography Contest by Dick Greenberg Real Life Miscellaneous.