Annual mushroom in the yard photos

Every year at this time I get a small crop of mushrooms that pop up in my yard, usually around 10 days or so after my last mow. And every year I try to photograph them and present them in a different way because, really, how many ways can you show mushrooms growing in a lawn? The crop this year wasn’t very photogenic, probably because it has been rather dry so far this fall. With only a few small rounded ‘shrooms to shoot I wasn’t even going to bother but I thought I would run out this evening and take a few shots.

The light was already getting low and I had to shoot wide open to save any kind of decent shutter speed. Shooting at such a low angle is awkward and holding the camera steady while doing it is even more awkward. Throw in the fact that the lens I used didn’t have any stabilization and I ended up with a few blurry ones.

With a few blurry shots in hand it prompted to me to process them in an old wet plate sort of style, heavy on the sepia and streaky textures. I like what I got out of one shot so I did a small series. Not sure what I can do with them next year, maybe go in the opposite direction and shoot for an ultra modern look.

  One thought on “Annual mushroom in the yard photos

  1. October 13, 2014 at 7:57 am

    I like the filter used which gives this antique feel which complements the texture of the mushrooms.

    • October 13, 2014 at 8:40 am

      Thanks. I thought it worked but I’m running out of ways to show mushrooms. Thankfully it’s only once a year! 😉

  2. elmediat
    October 26, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Excellent sequence. 🙂

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