Twinkle, Twinkle Little Dew Drops

An Aerial View of a Leafy and Dewy Web. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.

I took these photographs today in the early morning. And, just like the last post I had on dewdrops, I felt compelled to post it immediately. I feel as if I did a better job this time… although, I loved the first photograph from my last dewdrop series… it is still the strongest, in my opinion. (To see my previous post on dewdrops, click HERE) I had to test out my new wide lens with some macro shots of these drops… probably not the best lens for macro… I think I prefer my standard lens… but it was definitely able to capture the wider, and more distant, view of the spiderwebs that I couldn’t before. So, I guess you could say this new lens has its advantages and disadvantages. The rest of these photographs (that aren’t of spiderwebs) are photographs of the drops I noticed dangling from my husband’s disc golf basket. The way they were hanging from the metal made the scene, and photographs, ever more chilling and wet feeling. I loved getting up-close and personal with these shots because I felt as if I was creating a new world; a world rarely observed by the average, unobservant eye. The spiderwebs transformed into delicate, dewy dreamscapes that granted me a visual moment within their temporal state of existence. Anyways, I hope you enjoy these photographs as much as I enjoyed photographing them. These were too beautiful in black and white to remain in color. I felt it gave them a more dreamy appearance. šŸ™‚

A Leaf Rests over a Dewy Dreamscape. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.

A Dewy Abyss. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.

Highways of Dewy Macro Roads. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.

Roller-Coasters… of Dew. Polly Nance. Digital phtoograph. 8 x 10 inches.

A Tangle of Clinging Dewdrops. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.

A Dangling Harmony of Dewdrops. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.

Radiating Drops. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.

Dewdrop Still-Life in Light and Chains. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 10 x 8 inches.

A Diagonally-Balanced Dew Composition. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.

Round is the New Sound. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.

A Bokeh Dew Jungle-Gym. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 8 x 10 inches.

Forward-Focused: The Essence of all Life. Polly Nance. Digital photograph. 10 x 8 inches.




62 thoughts on “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Dew Drops

  1. Wow, these are just breathtaking! The photos of the droplets hanging on the web are magical! And I love the really tight shots of the basket with the chains (#4 and #7 in the series especially). Great experimenting with your new lens!

    • Thank you so much. I tried to get an aerial shot of them so that the drops would feel suspended… I’m glad you liked the perspective. I appreciate the feedback! What a magical web this world weaves for us to observe šŸ™‚

    • Thanks so much… glad to have the feedback. I’m also glad that someone else feels the same joy, as I did photographing them, when they view these… makes me feel like I’m becoming a stronger photographer. I’m learning and understanding more about the world as I delve into it on a macro level. šŸ™‚

    • Thanks! Black and white photography… if great photography… is truly breathtaking. I feel myself thinking in terms of black and white often… when thinking of compositions as I photograph different subjects. It adds so much charm to an image. Thank you so much for the feedback šŸ™‚

  2. Very unique photos Polly – It’s incredible what we can see through the lens of a camera and yet not notice it otherwise !

    Well done –

    • So true… I’ve been living in this same house with this same backyard view for three years… and I’ve only recently begun exploring it in more depth… a camera opens your eyes to the world for sure! Thanks for the feedback! šŸ™‚

  3. Love the images done in black and white. I think showing them in color would not have been as dramatic. Keep shooting, and thanks for liking my recent post!

    • Thanks so much… I totally agree with the black and white verses color feedback. I don’t know if you had the chance to view my previous post of dew drops that I linked in this post… but I tried some in color. And, looking back now, I don’t find them appealing at all… they are week in comparison to the black and white ones! Thank you so much for the feedback and I hope you will come back again!

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      • Nice series of frames. Thanks. I like the choice of black and white. Given the right subject B&W gives some photos something that is missing in color. I’ve enjoyed composing with a black and white viewfinder, lately. I think it pushes me to make different choices when i’m shooting.

  5. Your continuation of the dewdrop theme is going strong. I like the first three images because the dewdrops dominate. But I notice as you move through your pieces the other objects begin to dominate and the dewdrops become less. I like the juxtaposition in form and composition. The black and white photograph really serves to pull this series together.

  6. Love the dewdrops! To me the spiderweb ones look like they are frozen images of splashing water. A contrast between the reality of the quiet moment you were photographing, and how my mind saw it as an action photo. Cool.

  7. I’m sure you go this a lot, but I find your compositions to be extremely beautiful. The use of subject matter and use of lines within the composition help the eye to flow across the piece smoothly. I have tried to do photography my self…even took a class on it, and I know that it takes a certain kind of eye for the art. Because of my attempts in this field, it have given me an even greater appreciation for those who can do it so effortlessly, to convey a mood/feeling within it’s viewer. I think your work is great and I highly encourage you to keep up the good work and keep producing! I’m interested in seeing your next posts.

  8. The detail, lighting and composition are out of this world, I hope to learn a lot from you! I cannot thank you enough for bringing me to your attention by liking something of mine. I do so hope that you come by and let me know what you think of something of mine sometime, you are very talented; oh I am just a beginner! ….RaeDi

  9. I’m pleased to see these in black and white where we can focus on composition and shapes instead of vibrant colours. You do great things with your camera, miss! I quite like the angles and the cropping in the later images. There’s a lot of repetition of pattern, line, and shape in each image. What a lovely series of photographs!

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