Reflecting on the year: This year is drawing to a close and as part of a retrospective look on the year I am finishing and publishing several blog posts that at one point I started and never completed. Here are some photos from September that I never got around to publishing.
For some photography practice my roommate and I set up a shoot where we would be dunking roses in isopropyl alcohol and photographing them burning.
Using a tennis ball test shot for setup
A rose before being treated with isopropyl alcohol
Rose full burn
For some added fun I grabbed a few 3D printed objects from calibrating my printer and we staged a few shots with them as well.
While I was out this weekend, when I was out looking for small things to take pictures of I found some of the local wildlife which fit my photography goals nicely. I found some Orb -Weaver spiders, a common site in the pacific northwest, and was able to capture some pretty amazing photos of them.
This picture is less amazing when you realize how large the spider is
That spider is about the size of a quarter
More amazingly, two of the spiders I found were in the process of building their webs. I remembered that my camera has the ability to shoot video and was able to hold it decently still to answer a question I’ve always wondered: How do spiders build their webs?