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.

10 thoughts on “Lines in the Mist

  1. 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?

    1. 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. 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.

    1. 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. 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.

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

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