Saturday morning, after an early morning workout with a fabulous trainer, Natasha and I went for a three-mile walk. It’s a route we’ve taken before on foot and one that I take when riding the bike to work. The weather was gorgeous…blue skies, mild temperatures, and the crisp smell of almost-autumn. The couple with the new house finally released the yellow tape that kept others off the new concrete driveway and two sandhill cranes were busy pecking at the grass on an empty lot. One very noisy, speeding pick-up truck passed us, along with a few quieter vehicles. There was nothing out of the ordinary on our journey, other than a small pair of underwear laying in the ditch. We wondered how they got there.
Then Natasha noticed the spider web.
“Look there…isn’t that cool?”
Ummmm…this coming from a woman who does not like spiders, especially the ones that drop out of nowhere. Yes, it was very cool. The spider web was hanging between the boughs of a pine tree in someone’s front yard. Natasha probably would not have seen it had it not been for the morning’s rising sun. She encouraged me to take photos and I complied.
The photo was taken with my phone’s camera, which tends to disagree with pointing into the sun. The original photo contained numerous red spots. However, with the magic of photo editing, a black and white version removed said red spots and the rest was up to play with lighting, highlighting and shadows.
It didn’t turn out too bad, huh?
(No spiders were injured during the photo shoot, in case you were wondering. Or maybe you were hoping…)