WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Magic

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge–Magic

The background for this challenge is as follows: “As adults, we become dulled to the magic inherent to life, and perhaps we stop seeking it altogether. However, as photographers, we have an opportunity to reclaim it. Magic and beauty can be conjured in the simplest of photographs…For this week’s challenge, find some magic, and charm us with it.”

In response, I offer an image of a simple garden spider and web…soaking up some sunshine…

Garden Spider

Garden Spider

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Garden Spiders…

…a subject that is a bit creepy to some. However, I found that they make interesting subjects and they are particularly hard to capture given the lighting.  The sun has to be at just the right angle and often the time available to make a photo is quite short.

To lessen the “shock” that a close-up of a spider may cause, I will first start with part of a spider web photographed one early morning. The images you see in the water droplets are from the house across the street…

OK, now you are ready to see the spider…

How about one more…?