Lines in the Mist



The good thing about having to leave early in the mornings is that I get to see all of these beautiful sunrises. So I left early one Sunday morning to try and capture a shot of what I normally see on my morning commute. These lines are just down the road from our home. I love how the mist can be seen between the mountains. I call it Lines in the Mist.



After returning I walked back through the woods and shot a couple of wild flowers.









Then I captured this falling leaf. Well actually it was caught on a strand of a spider’s web, but l we’ll just keep that between us.





Speaking of spiders, I came upon this fellow and was bending down, shooting from all these different angles, and trying to get as close as possible, to get that perfect shot. When all of a sudden it raced down towards the bottom of it web. I just about died right there. I know that I must have jump a good yard backwards. Funny, I didn’t know that this old man could move so fast. It feels good to know that I still have it, if I need it. I just knew that he had had enough of that pesky old photographer. Instead it pounced on this horse fly and carried him back to the center of his web. I could have sworn that I heard a voice say, Welcome to my parlor, haaaaa.


  1. Farrell Kenimer September 13, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    There’s that winning leaf again from 2010.
    How do you know that beautiful spider is not a lady spider? Is it because in the animal world the most colorful are usual male?

    • Phillip September 13, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

      Thank you Ken, you are too kind. However,the deadline for that contest is coming up again, I may have to enter this one too. As for the spider. I had planned on saying it. I guess that I must have said him. The truth is all I know is it was huge, and it could move very fast when it wanted.

  2. Otto von Münchow September 15, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    I love that morning image. Great perspective, fantastic colours and those lines make a strong and dynamic composition. Mornings are of course any photographer’s dream – except when you are a type B personality like me. When I look at this picture I wish I weren’t… The flowers and the spider are beautiful images, too.

    • Phillip September 15, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

      Thank Otto! You are right, the morning really offers great light. I understand not being a morning person. My wife falls into that same group too, she not much for sunrises either.

  3. Andrew Graeme Gould September 17, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    Phillip, that electricity tower looks like some huge monument or art work. What a atmospheric image it is. The nature shots are beautifully done, as always.

    • Phillip September 17, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

      Thank you so much Andrew.

  4. Jimi Jones September 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    Lovely work, Phillip. Getting out early in the morning does have its advantages. 🙂
    Love that leaf shot as well as the others but that one has a certain frozen in time feel to it. Well done, man.

    • Phillip September 18, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

      Thanks Jimi, I really love the mornings. You just can ask for better light.

  5. Rob September 23, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    Strong lines and soft sky create an attractive feel. Love the spider and fly, good for the spider, hate them pesky horse flies.

    • Phillip September 23, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

      Thanks Rob. I agree, those horse flies are something else.

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