Shooting the frozen morning

It’s getting cold in this part of the world. Mornings are frozen, but that brings some nice stuff to shoot! Since a friend complain that I never show my shots I decided to do this quick post and show something. Also this is post 100 of this blog!! Yeyyyyyyyy!! 🙂

Spider web on a frozen morning

Spider web on a frozen morning

This week I was taking my daughter to day care and spotted the beautiful frozen spider webs on some trees and traffic signals. They are so thin that you basically can’t see them, unless they are frozen. They were invisible when I went pick her up at the end of the day. I even took a phone shot, but the shot ends up being a mess with a background that is not blurred enough.

The next day I went take my kid carrying the camera and a 50mm f/1.8. To my surprise, the spider webs were even more beautiful with water droplets instead of frost. That gave me a couple of nice shots.

The shots were not as simple as I expected. Of course a nice background is needed, in this case the webs in traffic signs are better, since they are hanging on a clean area, allowing you to get a background afar. The most complicated part is that the lens usually can’t focus on the droplets. Either you focus on the structure that holds the web (sign post, in my case) or you focus manually (which, I confess, is not my expertise).

Latter, I hope, I’ll be able to collect more autumn shots and share here!

By the way! I do most of my processing in Lightroom and had to use the dreadful new import interface already a couple of times … PLEASE ADOBE!! BRING THE OLD ONE BACK!! This is really bad and assumes we are stupid!!! Also, make Lightroom be stable again, the latest version freezes way too often!!


About Cris Da Rocha

Astrophysicist, DB manager, cyclist, musician and, why not, "photographer to be". Back to enjoy photography after many years ... it's cool. Might share something nice and get something new.
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