Since I had the camera in my hand a few nights ago (remember the moth pictures?), I decided to head outside with it. I didn’t have to go far before I saw something interesting.
It was one of those warm Autumn nights. Kind of humid. I guess the spiders were active because when I got to the end of the sidewalk, I saw some nice webs in what I think is a Mountain Laurel. That’s what I always thought this plant was, but it kind of looks a bit domesticated to be a true Mountain Laurel. The ones you see in the woods anyway.
The pictures came out much differently than I intended. As I saw the spider web being illuminated by the garage light, I thought things looked really cool. But then as I took the pictures and saw what the camera gave me, I thought things looked semi-cool. They are good pics, but not what I saw as I stood there in the dark.
I used a tripod for these photos. If you’ve ever tried to do any photography at night, you totally understand that the shutter stays open for a really long time and it’s virtually impossible to get any shots without blur. I was lucky to have the tripod with me.
Spider Webs On Mountain Laurel at Night