18 March 2015

Dew Drops



We’ve had a couple of extremely foggy, misty days.  This morning, even when I could hardly see anything out our window, I decided to push ahead with the hike that I’d planned with my friend.  Visibility was not very good, so I wasn’t able to show her the view that I’d promised would be there during the hike.  Nonetheless, we did see some other “views,” though.  We saw plenty (easily more than 10!) of spider webs along the way –big, fully formed ones, small ones, half-completed ones, picture-perfect ones, messy ones.  Many of them had droplets of dew caught in the threads of the web… so pretty! I wish I had my DSLR on me, but I didn’t want to lug it along, so I had to rely on my phone to take photos. 

Dew-drops-(1)
I was converting the image to black and white when

Dew-drops-(bw-1) 
I accidentally clicked on something on the gradient editor that gave me this image below.
There’s something about it that made me want to keep it.
The dew drops look like black pearls…

Dew-drops-(bw-2)

According to an app that my friend has on her phone, we’d hiked an equivalent of 12,000 steps and some 60+ storeys!  That definitely made me feel better and less guilty for the big lunch that we had afterwards.


 

22 COMMENTS:

Tamar SB said...

These are so stunning! Wow, what a hike!

Sharon said...

The black pearl shot is so unusual! That is definitely a keeper!

Jill Harrison said...

that is a long hike! I should do more of it, but I need to wait till it is a little cooler. I love these images with the dew drops. You and your phone have done a fabulous job! And yes the one with the gradient filter is a keeper for sure. It is always a decision whether to carry a DSLR isn't it. I have a smaller camera I use when I don't want to lug my DSLR. Have a great week.

bettyl-NZ said...

What pretty drops on a pretty flower! The tiny drops are awesome. This is what 'rain' in New Zealand looks like. In the US, I would have called it misting.

carolina rico said...

That sounds like a great super hike! and that flower is really beautiful!!! love the color one, but yes the effect you got on the last one is pretty amazing too!

Nicola SeaThreePeeO Carpenter said...

Beautiful pictures, amazing what these phones can do.

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely shot. I like all three versions.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Very pretty!

barbara said...

The last one is very beautiful!

carol l mckenna said...

All three shots are divine ~ very creative!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Linda W. said...

Beautiful photo - both in color and B & W. I too like to hike, but usually drag my DSLR along!

Pieni Lintu said...

So pretty! <3

Karen S. said...

Very classy!

miss-red-fox said...

Wow, taken with a phone camera! I thought they were shot with a DSLR until I read they were not! Great pictures!

abrianna said...

I like all your dew drops...but like the black pears best. :)

Kathy McB said...

It really is amazing the shots you can get from a camera phone! And thank you for the very kind comment you left on my blog re: my photo for this week's link up. It is truly appreciated :)

Kim Cunningham said...

Love these and you do so well with your camera phone! I love having that as an option when you just want the freedom to move without a heavy load.

Adventures of a Novice Mum said...

So beautiful ... love the colour contrast and the hanging dew drops; lovely in all its tonal variations though the colour one has my vote. Thanks for sharing. #Black&WhiteWednesdays

Amy Franks said...

beautiful! great shots! love the grayscale

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

So very pretty and it is amazing that you took them with a phone camera.

CountryMouse said...

Interesting effects. Very pretty though with the water droplets.

tinajo said...

Beautiful flower shot, I like the last one as well :-)

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