So I’ve injured my shoulder again–no archery for a few days (boooooo). I took the chance to play around with the Vivitar 105mm some more the last couple of mornings.
This photo is the result of me not checking my camera settings. Taken at about 1/50 instead of 1/160–every photo from this series has weird flares and streaks. I like this one though because the streaks coming off of the fly’s back lend the photo a fantastical quality–like it’s absorbing life essence. Or like it’s just beamed down to the planet’s surface.
Doin’ them spider-things
Taking a break from the hunt to zone out and focus on being. I hear drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr in my head.
You know when you’re taking photos of something and there’s a person in the background that thinks you’re taking photos of them? The one that’s in the background, out-of-focus, and giving you that creepy stare? This spider is that person. But less creepy.
The spider’s stance in this photo reminded me of old people doing tai-chi in the park. Or a dog that’s going to start begging because it sees you eating something.
A slightly out-of-focus image. I have another that is in focus, but the spider’s gaze is fixed on something else and the character of the photo isn’t the same. “What the hell is this? How did it get here? Can I eat it?” The angle is also does something interesting: it makes the spider’s head look HUGE. It reminds me a little of a baby. A curious baby, perplexed by the the thing in front of it.