Yesterday on Sunday afternoon I went to visit a friend of mine who has a Christmas Trees land. Initially, I was planning to do a quick visit and then go to a country park nearby. As I wandering around his field I found lots of fungi down on the ground which I thought they were mushroom but apparently I was wrong. So I ended up searching for another fungi in his field instead of go the country park for shooting the trees and leaves for autumn photos.
Shooting trees and leaves in the autumn is my habit at the moment and now I’ve grown up my new habit that is shooting fungi or mushrooms. I read some article on internet that say autumn is an ideal time to see the fruiting bodies of them so this is become my new habit at the moment.
I couldn’t identify all the fungi that I saw in my friend’s land, only a few of them. But hope you all enjoy it!
Here they are:
Fly Agaric (Fly Amanita) Fungi
Honey Waxcap Fungi
By the way have you ever heard a joke says “why is the mushroom funny?”
Hmmm…that is a great idea to join this week theme of WPC: Escape! But I decided to chose monochrome to escape from colours.
So here my entry for this week theme:
Bear it in mind that I am in a learning process to understand about B&W photos. I’ll be back with another post of what I’ve learned so far. So any feedback or constructive comments are welcome. Thank you in advance.
For the ones that I called Black Hole and Water Galaxy, they were the mist on my window.
The pattern one is the reflection of the sunlight on the rippled water, while the rest ones (the smokey bell and the blue heart) are part of my experiment in learning and doing Light Painting photograph.
Apparently illumination is the new theme for this week. It was my fault didn’t check the post date. I got mixed up since I’ve been absent this photo challenge activity for quite long time. I am sorry for my mistake and big thanks to SimplySage for the correction.
Based on its theme this time so I wanted to share what I’ve been learning and shooting recently, Bokeh.
Few weeks ago I had little discussions about creating bokeh photos with an online friend of mine, Campanulla Della Anna. In that our discussions she’s shared some technique of creating bokeh photos yet how to create them with different shapes such as love, smiley face, butterfly, and so on. The good thing about that was she taught me how to create our own bokeh shapes kit which you can check the links here, Creatief: DIY Bokeh Kit or How To Make Custom Bokeh Shape. I chosen to follow the steps from Vink Academy instead.
In this experiment I used two lenses: a telephoto lens and a kit lens. That means I created two different size of the custom bokeh shape. I had some difficulty in creating bokeh shape for the kit lens since the hole that I had to make is too small, 1cm x 1cm. That’s why the shape is not quite neat. In order to make the shapes I used die cut shapes that used to make a card or a scrapbook instead of drawing them by myself because I am not good at it.
I also used the bokeh shapes for the telephoto lens to the kit lens because it could create abstract shapes apparently by moving the custom kit in circular way in front of the lens, just like using a CPL filter.
Here they are:
So, what do you think? It’s cool, isn’t it? I still need to practice more anyway.
I’ve tried many different shots outdoor and indoor following her technique and so far this is the best that I could get from.
Could you guess what they are? :D.
They are some tealights that I arranged in circular form. I did some editing in Picassa from its RAW file by increasing its shadow and applied filtered BW plus soft focus. The grainy that looks apparent in this photo after I increased its shadow has created such a different dimension from the original objects. It looks like white sand or snowflakes fall down and creating snowballs. That’s my interpretation anyway. A friend of mine called this picture as Axis Mundi.