The Hanger. Singapore.
Photo for October 2011: The Hanger.
Many of us travel far and out to locations and really neglect what we can shoot near home. On this morning, I decided to head to a location I have not been to for more than half a year to hopefully re-ignite my passion for local subjects.
The clouds were absent and the sky was bland. There was however not much wind at all and I turned to "macro mode". Seeing a red ball over the horizon, I proceeded to duckwalk among the low-lying weeds and chanced upon this spider hanging on its home that had lasted through the night.
As you might have guessed, lining up the 180 macro lens with the sun in the background is the toughest but once that was done, the task of shooting quickly was on hand as in less than a minute, the red ball will become brighter and move higher up in the frame.
Shooting with a wide aperture throws the star nicely out of focus while Liveview was a tremendous aid in ensuring the spider was kept in good focus.
5D Mark II, Canon 180 Macro. Processed in Aperture.