Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Creepy Crawlies

My friend Gil found this spider on the side of the Park Loop Road, during our photo tour of Acadia National Park. It was laying out its web and didn't mind posing for us. The early morning light was perfect for this spider. The wind however was quite a challendge. With a little patience we were able to make some nice images.

My basic approach to photographing an area is to think big and look small. We had just photographed the sunrise at Otter Cliffs. This is one of the most iconic scenes in New England. It speaks of the grand landscape. Once the sun was up, we turned our backs to it and enjoyed the warm early morning light upon the coast. Gil demonstrated the look small approach by noticing a tiny detail like this spider. Many people were still photographing the grand landscape of the coast of Maine. Both approaches are excellent, but it amazes me how much nature has to offer for those who seek it out!

I thought this image was rather appropriate with Halloween just around the corner!

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