Tuesday, August 5, 2014
More Magical Mushrooms
Well, I have a new hobby...my neighbors must think I'm crazy. Everyday now I wander my yard with my camera looking for pretty mushrooms. Someone observing from a distance must think it very strange to see some lady wandering around her yard staring at the grass! I hope I don't become known as the Mushroom Whisperer.
I'm sharing part two of my mushroom photos - it's been fascinating to see how quickly they appear from one night to the next, and also how quickly they disappear! There haven't been as many this past week, but we also haven't had as much rain and humidity. I will continue my mushroom treasure hunt and hopefully share more photos as I find them.
Also, in my last post I shared an image of two reddish mushrooms (click HERE to see that post). As they decomposed, they turned jet black - I'm sharing that image up above.
And the spiked mushroom I found looks like a real rebel in the fungi world - if it were a person, it would be pierced, tatted, and listening to heavy metal!
For my blurred mushroom photo, I used Kim Klassen's "Cora" texture at Multiply/38%, which helped darken the photo just right. I actually kind of liked how the mushroom blurred and the sharp blades of grass came into focus. I completely planned that... :)