Spider webs glowing in the fog
Fog strings spider webs with innumerable beads of water so they seem to glow, but they’re not that much easier to photograph. Unlike the spider web on a cloudy day, using a flash on a spider web at night, in the fog, seemed to just cancel out the web’s watery luminosity. So they’re not actually retroreflective like Scotchlite — they need a backlight.
I was on the northwest side of the Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club, Turning 90 degrees to my left, had me looking at some trees. In the fog all the webs between the branches were visible, and all the long filaments connecting them — many over six feet off the ground — a spider’s highway system. It was something I’d never seen before, and couldn’t really capture it with my toy camera. Click the images to enlarge them.