Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Mushroom Family

All the rain we have had lately has caused a crop of mushrooms to pop up in our yard. Of course, I had to photograph them. This grouping makes me laugh --- it looks exactly like a family to me, with Mom, Dad and little sister huddled together and big brother (the teenager) hanging out on his own and not wanting to be part of the group...I don't know if all of that comes across in the image, maybe you just had to be there.

Nikon D200, Lensbaby Composer with f4 ring and +10 close-up filter
Post processing: increased exposure and blacks in ACR, in CS3 a levels adjustment layer for global brightness, Punch Drunk by Kubota but masked off selective areas, sharpened with the highpass filter

1 comment:

  1. I would prefer a macro shot here so we could see the detail in the mushrooms. I don't see the draw of the lensbaby. I know how much you like it but I don't "feel" it on any shots taken with it.

    You do have a large area in focus which surprises me, but it doesn't do anything for me here. Good exposure though.