Spider's web with blurred background

A bit like last week, this photo was something of an accident. I was out on my balcony yesterday morning cutting back some plants that have died down and I spotted this spider’s web.

This web was on the outside of the balcony railing which kind of limited my choice of angle for a start. Then, of course the auto-focus couldn’t quite get to grips with a spider’s web so I went into manual mode and took a snap.

I didn’t look at the picture until I checked it on my computer screen later in the day and it wasn’t quite what I’d expected. It’s a lot more abstract than I thought it was going to be, which I guess is down to the wide aperture and the fact that the trees in the background were quite a way away.

It left me quite confused for a while because I couldn’t work out if I loved this photograph or if I should delete it. In the end I decided I did like it. I think it’s just a bit different from a lot of photos I take so it’s taking a bit of time but it’s starting to grow on me.

Does your creative work ever surprise or confuse you (or is that just me!)?