One of the challenges I face when I am running is to keep running. I’m not always successful, but in this case it means that I got this photo:
I’ll admit if I had seen this spider in my home, I’d have probably squealed like a girl and ran away before dealing with it. On a run however, when I am just passing the web and spider by, I find it beautiful. On this particular morning there were a lot of spiders out working. This one I stopped for because I thought the light in the web was just about perfect. Here is the original shot:
In the edited version I really focused on the warmth that was in the original. I used Lightroom for my editing. One of the first things I did was increase the temperature slider. I liked the effect that had on the spider’s legs and on the sun rays. I’ve also used a graduated filter to bring a bit of interest to the sky.
The fun thing about this photo was that I took it with my iPhone, I was happy with the result. What do you think? Do you try to ignore spiders when you are out and about? Do you prefer the original or the edited version? Feel free to leave a comment below. I’ve added this photo to my Picfair portfolio and to the Daily Post Challenge.