The Artist


19 responses

  1. What an intricate, magical and mysterious world she’s created here. I am terrified of spiders, but I can appreciate their majesty nonetheless. This photograph captures her world in all of its beauty and complexity. Your patience and commitment to the task of telling the story amazes me, Lemony!

    October 14, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    • I’m so glad you can appreciate the beauty and wonder of her world in spite of your fear of spiders. That’s really so marvelous for me to hear. It means I’m succeeding in sharing something that is very special to me, and I’m very glad for that!

      October 16, 2012 at 1:41 am

  2. This is the photo of really M m m m ! It must be the real nest though,
    it also looks like a well made SiFi film set. And on top of it, the
    main Character / Spider herself is so well melted into the scene,
    despite she is quite big. —– Did you take this photo few inches away ?
    Very courageous ! 😀

    October 14, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    • Oh, yes, you know me, I get right on top of my subjects, as close as absolutely possible. I start inches away and lean in closer and closer…. and closer, verrrrrry slowly. I have to move extremely slowly with this spider or she’ll go and hide in her little funnel if I move too quickly. I feel lucky if I get any shot of her at all.

      October 16, 2012 at 1:44 am

      • yoshizen

        Yes I knew that, Lemony.
        Obviously your patience and tenacity was well rewarded. If it was my subject, I would have had
        resorted with 180mm Macro lens or devised a remote controller. 😀

        October 16, 2012 at 2:47 am

        • I don’t have any attachment lenses, so I don’t have any choice. 🙂

          October 16, 2012 at 12:31 pm

  3. elmediat

    Beautiful composition. The colours make all the difference. In Monochrome this piece would still be very striking, but also significantly more fear inducing.

    October 14, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    • Thank you so much, Joseph, for all of your recent comments. I always feel so honored by your visits. I consider you a tremendous teacher and artist, and so feel deeply humbled (and very fortunate!!) when you take the time to comment.

      October 16, 2012 at 1:48 am

  4. Love the beads of rain on the web – they look like gemstones. I really like your composition too. I’m also not a big fan of spiders, but this is a wonderful shot!

    October 15, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    • Thank you so much for your comment, Richard. The rain adds such an interesting texture and dimension to the web. It means a lot to me that you can appreciate the image in spite of not being a fan of spiders. 🙂

      October 16, 2012 at 1:55 am

  5. Fabulous shot! This makes him look so huge.

    October 15, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    • Thank you, Karen! The angle and the web itself contribute to the impression of size, I think. Somehow, his legs appear to be extended by the web. It’s hard to tell where the web ends and the legs begin.

      October 16, 2012 at 1:59 am

  6. Lovely colours and textures in this one.

    October 17, 2012 at 12:13 am

  7. Fantastic!

    October 17, 2012 at 4:34 pm

  8. Superb shot! It looks as though you were standing in the entrance to the web.

    October 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm

  9. This could be the opening frame of a nightmare…. 😉

    Great photo, Melanie…truly.

    October 18, 2012 at 2:39 am

  10. I love the atmosphere of this photo Melanie..

    October 27, 2012 at 8:34 am

  11. W-O-W!

    November 2, 2012 at 6:57 pm

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