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By helenlinda
We hired a van earlier this week and emptied the rubbish out of Dad's shed. When there was at last room to get in the shed I was able to take some photos of the cobwebs. Dad probably had not got into this part of his shed for over 13 years as that is when Mum had her stroke and life changed considerably for him. So these cobwebs have been untouched for many years. I liked how the light shone on the trapped leaf. It also shone on many spiders, but I don't "do" spiders..........I do blocked drains and most other things, but I draw the line there!!

Not sure if there is a sufficient focus in this shot. I took it on macro to try and bring out the detail in the leaf and near cobweb, and put the more distant cobwebs slightly out of focus.
Have also uploaded my first shot which I then cropped, as I was uncertain about the amount of space to the right of the picture.

LARGE IS BETTER for detail if you have time

Thanks for C&C on the Charter Fair series.
Have a good weekend

Tags: Abstract Close up Leaf Thrapston Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Cobwebs April 08 Dad and s shed

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piccy 16 8 Wales
5 Apr 2008 8:30AM
Not a place I'd venture into. Nice feeling of desolation and emptiness.
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
5 Apr 2008 8:33AM
Very good image, Helen, and not a place I would like to be in! Carol
climbing_orchid 17 321 1 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2008 8:34AM
Superb detail and tones, hope things are going ok for you all - you are still in our prayers
Liz x
User_Removed 15 16 England
5 Apr 2008 8:57AM
I think the softness adds to the mood of this abandoned setting
imander 15 388 7 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2008 9:18AM
wonderful close up, I keep looking out for The Borrowers scampering
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2008 9:23AM
Your shed has a mysterious feeling I bet it could tell a tale or two. Super shot
5 Apr 2008 9:25AM
Looks just like my workshop Helen, well done.

pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
5 Apr 2008 9:41AM
love the light & colours : almost abstract ; can't decide which crop I prefer ; malicious gossips would say I'd prefer a square crop Wink
read the text after the images (not to be influenced...) liked it
bayleaf 14 8 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2008 9:44AM
Moody shot Helen. Nice one.

nickyv32 14 135 England
5 Apr 2008 12:35PM
Great shot, bet there were some whopper spiders in there.

woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2008 2:19PM
Very emotive, strangely beautiful.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2518 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2008 2:46PM
This has the look of one of pareen's manipulations - dark and mysterious. I prefer the cropped version, it seems to suit the hints of light coming from the top, and the vertical lines.
Bill is grateful to you for avoiding the spiders. I've already saved him from one today.
mikbee 15 3 8 Scotland
5 Apr 2008 3:30PM
When I moved into my new house,my first job was to clear the cobwebs from the neglected garden hut.Big mistake!!!!! A fine example of a bit of neglect here Helen.
rangerpaul 15 19 7 England
5 Apr 2008 3:33PM
You do have some wonderful varied work in your collection Helen.
This is a wonderfully atmospheric image, dark and brooding! The lighting coming down into shot works superbly. Definitely better as v1. There's a little to much dead space in v2 on the right.
A really good bit of photography.

Pity no spiders though Wink
dawnmichelle 14 12 United States
5 Apr 2008 5:04PM
Helen I really love how you took this shot... the softness to the images works so well.. never thought a cobweb would look this good Smile
brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2008 5:24PM
Very well done Helen, this looks very "ghostly" and kinda scaring to me. Don't mention the spiders!
akw 14 341 3 England
5 Apr 2008 6:48PM
Unusual image very atmospheric
microchip 14 1 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2008 8:20PM
How strange and eerie this looks an unusual image well captured,
GalleryGirl 14 4 2 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2008 8:21PM
I love this image. It has tons of atmosphere and drama.
Marilyn x
5 Apr 2008 8:35PM
No.2 enlarged for me.
AlanC1 15 1 England
5 Apr 2008 8:47PM
good photography
derekv 14 3 England
5 Apr 2008 10:32PM
Very moody ! Great shots.
Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
6 Apr 2008 12:05AM
Love the crop on No 1 so well captured

Rende 15 38 4 Netherlands
6 Apr 2008 3:25PM
A fine, semi-abstract atmospheric image; beautiful.
luxaeternam 14 21 1
6 Apr 2008 7:37PM
Almost missed this one Helen. Very sensitive. I love the crop in #2.
Smile Lucy
Rogerex 15 32 12 Australia
7 Apr 2008 6:18AM
Cleaning up after the death of a loved one can be hard. You probably found lots of reminders of former times in there. Artistically I like V1, but practically I like V2 as it gives more information about the location of those webs.
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 9:51AM
Thanks Pete!!
Thrilled to bits with the HC award
ringyneck 15 315 18 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 10:56PM
Sorry..missed this at the time.
Like No 2 best this one I can make out it's a shed.

ChristineL 17 39 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2008 3:30PM
came back to say congrats on the HC, well done,
10 Apr 2008 1:21PM
Congratulations, Helen on this well-deserved HC.
Mac Smile
Mavis 20 143 2 England
11 Apr 2008 5:38PM
My shed looks like this !! Sad to lose a dear one. You must remember the fun times . For being a good girl and clearing out the shed look what you received ? A very well earned HC . xx
riprap007 17 1.6k 37 England
16 Apr 2008 12:59PM
terrific photography
JohnH37 15 1 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2009 9:06PM
Superb.Well done on your award.
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2009 10:04PM
Thanks everyone
Ridgeway 15 222 2 Ireland
25 Oct 2009 9:17PM
Superb,love the tones and light,fantastic image Helen.
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 10:45PM
Thanks Aidan. I see you have uploaded a trapped image today too.
Strobe 14 1.3k United States
11 Jan 2010 6:46AM
Stunning light and composition Helen
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2010 8:36AM
Thanks Marc
ASM9633 12 Wales
9 Jun 2010 9:33PM
Wow, what a superb shot!
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2010 10:17PM
Thanks Simon
User_Removed 13 26 2 United States
29 Jul 2010 12:46AM
Very full of mood, and disturbing because it is vague. It lets your imagination run riot!
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2010 11:02AM
Thanks Christina
PhillipMinnis 12 94 4 Australia
7 May 2011 7:32AM
Two great images, with wonderful tones, texture and light!


helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
7 May 2011 7:58AM
Thanks Phil

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