It’s been a very hot dry summer. After just a bit of rain, a few mushrooms are starting to appear. I spotted these two in deep shade. Even at ISO 1000 my depth of field was a bit narrow. This rather ordinary subject is always challenging fun.
We had a very rainy spring when I took the photo of these shelf fungi. I didn’t publish it as I was hoping to pair it with something similar. Except for a brief period this summer when it rained so much we had flood conditions it’s barely rained since, so I thought I’d try a black and white treatment of a colour photograph I’ve posted before.
There’s something about mushrooms and fungi I like! Their curious shapes and colours; their sudden appearance or development over time. In these two examples they were growing in poorly lit areas. In the first photo, exposing for the mushroom brought it to life and gave the background a dark, eerie look. A high ISO in the second allowed me to capture the scene you see here. I wish I had had more opportunities for shots like these, maybe next year.