Field gate on Tealham Moor, south of Wedmore; 10 Apr 2014.
Early morning along Jack’s Drove, and a world soaked in dew. The silver cobwebs, with the rising light behind them, are everywhere. Here three struts in a gate provide the picture’s solid structures, and then the web is strung across the frame, and there are large drops of dew hanging from the gate at upper left.
This is a black and white image with much of its original colour restored, semi-faithfully. One of the reasons that such colour restorations appeal to me is that, since black and white is already far from reality, I don’t feel that I must necessarily restore the original colours accurately – put another way, since I’m already way out in the realms of unreality, a little more unrealness (is that a word???) won’t matter!
The bar at the top and the diagonal one are casting slim shadows, which is why the silvery web strands fade as they come near them.
D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 200 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Full Contrast and Structure preset, and selectively restoring colour.