Posted Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Category: Project365
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)



Bundamba, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

It was one of the first properly humid nights and dewey mornings of the season and I was walking to the train station. The sun was hitting the spider web from behind at quite the right angle. I had to shoot this through the fence as it was too tall to lean over.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
@ 95/1mm
Exposure: 1/400" @ f/71/10, ISO 100

Post processing:

Lightroom - This was quite well exposed out of camera (thanks to bracketing). The only thing I did was crop and set clarity +100. I chose the square crop because the 2:3 crop just wasn't doing it for me. Lui's advice was to focus on the detail of the web, instead of trying to get all of the web in frame.

The wash-up:

Torn here between a smaller aperture to get all of the web in focus (and getting some of the bush behind closer in focus), and leaving it as is. I don't like the distracting highlights in the background but I was restricted in composure angles.

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