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“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Gearing Up For Halloween

Another shot from the Academy of Sciences. And no, I don't remember what kind of spider this is, but I was pretty glad there was some glass between the two of us.

Reminds me of the spiders in Thailand. Some of them shared our house with us, from time to time. And they were big, and hairy, and about the size of your hand. My strategy for dealing with them was just to give them their space. You want the wall in the kitchen, big guy? It's yours. Have at it. Be my guest. I'll just . . . just . . . uh, I think I hear someone calling my name in another room.

So the spiders and I got along pretty well. Now Evan, on the other hand, as usual, had a different approach. I won't elaborate on all the mishaps he got into with the spiders, but let's just say he discovered that getting them onto a broom handle he was holding was not such a good idea. And that mace doesn't do much to spiders, but does seem to affect the cat who was sitting in the room and watching you. And the girlfriend when she gets home hours later and realizes you sprayed mace in the house.

Anyway, this sucker looks nothing like those spiders, but he does look like you don't want to mess with him.


  1. A wonderful arachnid photo! That spider looks lethal. Since I'm just learning what works on my new DSLR, could you share what lens you used and what settings to get this awesome shot?

  2. This is an absolutely amazing photo! Great detail!

    xo Erin

  3. Great shot. Very scary looking. I do not like spiders on a personal basis, but I do love to try to get great close ups of the beauties like this one.


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