Oriol Alamany - SPIDER ON RED


An splash of color after so many white pictures in the recent days. In the last year I have been working in a book about Collserola Natural Park. In this mediterranean sierra there is one very curious place with a small pond filled by the ferruginous water coming from an old mine. A very cloudy afternoon I was taking pictures of that pond. Shot after shot I started to work more an more close to the reeds, with the water appearing only as a red out of focus background. The polarizer filter make the red color gorgeous. Suddenly I discovered this tiny spider, the subject I needed to put a point of interest in the composition. A few shots later a big rainstorm fall over me and my camera!

Location: Collserola Natural Park, Barcelona

Tags: barcelona, catalonia, color, europe, oriol alamany, red, reed, Spain, spider, water

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  1. lichterspiele said:

    25/03/2012 11:17

    So the color of the water is appearing red by the "dissolved" rust or is the also any bacteria or algae in the water?

  2. Jana said:

    25/03/2012 12:08

    Sensacional! Colors impactants. Amb alguna errada ortogràfica que caldria esmenar. Gràcies!

  3. Oriol Alamany said:

    25/03/2012 18:16

    Difficult for me to explain in english a geological phenomenon: The rain water filters through the rocks of the old mine, becomes acid and dissolve the metals from the rock.

    The acidic water finally arrives at these ponds. The iron disolved precipites and gives this ochre to red color to the pond.

  4. Silvia Reiche said:

    25/03/2012 20:09

    Lovely composition, structures and colour and of course a gorgeous spider!

  5. Marc said:

    30/03/2012 23:54

    Que maca! Oriol #1