Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Web work

The temperature hereabouts dropped at least 10-15 degrees overnight, resulting in everyone waking up to a very foggy morning. It was very clear out otherwise, though, and by the time I was ready to leave my apartment the fog had already been burned off by the sunshine. So I didn't think much more about it, other than to try and remember to keep an eye out for photo ops of low-hanging clouds in the valleys or mist over the river.

However, I was barely a mile into my drive when I noticed there was something odd about the power lines running parallel to the road—some of the morning's surplus condensation was still clinging to the spider webs built between the wires, and while the sun was high enough to illuminate the water on the webs it had not yet been above the tree line long enough to evaporate it. The result was quite striking:

I couldn't get the right angle to shoot a row of webs against the trees, but there was so much dew on them they were still visible even with the blue sky serving as backdrop:

I liked this last one because you can see the prism effect on a large portion of the web:

It occurred to me later in the day that if I lived in Charlotte, Vermont, I could have called this post Charlotte's Web...


  1. You've got busy little spiders up there. Lovely photos.

  2. There's nothing so breathtaking as a spiderweb on a foggy morning.

  3. Salut!!!My name is bogdan from Romania!!!
    We can be friends ???