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Friday, 1 October 2010

Tinkering again

I have been wanting to take some photos of spider's webs for a long time now - I've some black card and I just need some spray paint and hairy spray and we're on.

What are you talking about I hear you say? Well, spraying the web with silver paint to better define the web and hairspray to spray on the black card so the web sticks to it.

Yesterday morning there were webs everywhere and some amazing structures so there I was taking photos of dew covered spiders webs in the garden. I quickly found the backgrounds are completely distracting unless neutrally coloured so my black card came into play inspite of the lack of paint/hairspray.

My point and press just is not up to the job though (Panasonic TZ-5) - it has a macro mode that is pretty reliable but webs are just too tough and without a tripod (too lazy to go back upstairs) there's no chance.

However, some of the dew covered webs did provide some interesting water droplets so I took a couple of handheld shots which appear to have worked satisfactorily :