One of the interesting things about photography is that I often forget my physical troubles when I’m taking a photograph.
When chasing sunsets or reflections, I forget that I was cold just a minute ago. When I’m crouched, waiting for a bird to emerge from a bush, my knees don’t hurt.
In Costa Rica I learned that while I’m taking the photo, I forget that I don’t like spiders.
The product of a golden silk orb-weaver spider, this web filled the space between two posts about six feet apart and almost filled it top to bottom – a distance of about eight feet. Our guide leaned into it with two hands, and the web stretched but didn’t break.
PS – This post presented me with an interesting categorization problem: Is this “photos of fauna,” even though the spider itself be lacking, or “photos of built stuff,” even though all other photos in that category are stuff built by people? It’s a puzzle.