Joan Field, APSA  

Found a new Web by Joan Field, APSA

September 2020 - Found a new Web

September 2020 - Joan Field, APSA

Original 1

September 2020 - Joan Field, APSA

Original 2

About the Image(s)

There was a junk car exhibit at our local fair at which I took quite a few shots. I was looking for a creative image when I spotted the "spider web" in one of the car windows. So I looked for a spider among my images and found one. Using the wonderful extract method "Subject" under Select in Photoshop, I quickly outlined the spider and copied it onto the car window. I played with the side, position and cleaned it up a bit. In the meantime because it didn't stand out very well, I made the car window more opaque and moved the spider off the center. That's about it.

4 comments posted

Phillipa Frederiksen   Phillipa Frederiksen
I rather like the black glass in the original car window! I think it might look rather spooky if the spider was in there and then had a dark vignette.....
HOWEVER, you went to a lot of trouble and that spider looks positively dangerous! I like the way he is off centre, looking ready to pounce.   Posted: 09/09/2020 00:51:48

Peter Newman   Peter Newman
I like the overall effect. The cracks in the glass, aka spider web, not only serve as leading lines, they also cause me to wonder if the spider cracked the glass. I think it's a cracking good image.

To my eye the spider is about to jump out of the image. I would prefer to see it into the image, or it's prey just outside the image. Quick & dirty example.

  Posted: 09/13/2020 18:23:49
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Joan Field   Joan Field
I agree that it needed something, Phill is right that the darker window may be better, but when I tried it, there wan't very much differentiation between the spider and the color of the window. I do like having a prey outside the window, much more interesting. Thanks for the idea.   Posted: 09/19/2020 15:24:17

Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Joan, I like the dark foreboding tones of your original 2 which conjures up a sense of mystery, intrigue and fear of the dark. If you add the spider to that mix, you have a recipe for an eye-catching image.   Posted: 09/20/2020 15:08:48


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