June 06-05

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Sticky dewdrops    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Misty Bond
Reflecting drip    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Roger Kangas

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Monday, June 6, 2005 - 06:33 am:

The first hours of daylight here in the Upper Peninsula can be enchanting, but add some morning dew and everything you look at takes on a different perspective. Take this spider web with the morning droplets clinging to it, that Misty Bond discovered and preserved for all of us to enjoy. It's amazing how those drips just hang on so precariously, without making the web sag, thus illustrating the strength of the tiny strands forming the web. Then move to the next shot, captured by Roger Kangas and your wonderment increases as you notice the reflection in the suspended droplet. It gives a clear look at the scene, which is slightly blurred in the actual photo. If you have a high-speed connection or just don't mind waiting for the larger file to load, check out the full size shot to get a better view!

With all this talk of drips and drops, we need to keep our fingers crossed that there are no dribbles of rain to dampen the Pasty Fest 2005 activities taking place on July 2nd, in Calumet. Not to worry if the raindrops do fall though, since they really didn't dampen the spirits of anyone who attended last year's event. Only 26 more days to make your plans to savor a delicious U.P. Pasty and enjoy the festivities!

By Jim & Pam Calumet on Monday, June 6, 2005 - 06:39 am:

Great pictures, and the single drop is WOW!

By Susan, Fl on Monday, June 6, 2005 - 06:40 am:

Nature's gems....pearls, diamonds, more fragile, more ethereal, priceless and yet free....what a deal :) Wonderful shots! Thank you.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Monday, June 6, 2005 - 06:45 am:

Love the spider web.

By H. Donn de Yampert, PT, DPT. on Monday, June 6, 2005 - 09:09 am:

These are very difficult shots to make work for the internet and more so when enlarged 8x10 or greater. The Zman did a marvelous job with his droplet enclosing an image several years ago.

By H. Donn de Yampert, PT, DPT. on Monday, June 6, 2005 - 09:17 am:

MTU hosted an earth day event photo contest judged by National Geographic professional photographer Jim Brandenburg. The results of the contest are posted as well as all 80 entrys from the students and the public at large. Go to this URL to veiw: http://www.esc.mtu.edu/EarthWeek2005/photocontest/default.htm

By sur5er on Monday, June 6, 2005 - 09:30 am:

Misty and Roger, such great pics :)

By Cindy on Monday, June 6, 2005 - 09:44 am:

Good Morning, I love today's pictures. The second pic. looks like there's a person in a boat reflecting in the water droplet.

By julia, MI on Monday, June 6, 2005 - 09:48 am:

I love how it focuses on the single drop of water. real neat

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Monday, June 6, 2005 - 09:48 am:

Absolutely amazing!!!! Can't stop looking at them. (I smell a WOW!)

By laurium on Monday, June 6, 2005 - 11:03 am:

the web of life weave...

By finlander, painesdale on Monday, June 6, 2005 - 01:11 pm:

"Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive"

-Sir Walter Scott

By maijaMI on Monday, June 6, 2005 - 01:33 pm:

great link, Donn. Thanks.

By H. Donn de Yampert, PT, DPT. on Monday, June 6, 2005 - 03:20 pm:

you are very welcome...

By Missin the UP from NJ on Monday, June 6, 2005 - 03:43 pm:

WOWEEE!! To both pics.... 'the best pictures on the web'!
Thanks so much to the Photographers!

By Sue, Calumet on Monday, June 6, 2005 - 04:43 pm:

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

--William Blake, "Auguries of Innocence"

By JIM P/WASHINGTON on Monday, June 6, 2005 - 05:18 pm:


By shelly on Monday, June 6, 2005 - 05:42 pm:

I really like the way these photographers see Art in the ordinary things that in the hustle and bustle of life, we often miss.

By Beverly, San Jose on Monday, June 6, 2005 - 07:21 pm:

Great Pictures Donn, Thanks

The web on the web is way to cool.

The droplet of water...outstanding.

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