Speaking of photos - mushrooms near here

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Alan Browne, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Alan Browne

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    A bit of time in the local woods ...

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rw2lts70ks7smyb/YQGLc0i-YQ

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    PeterN Guest

    At ease disease, there's fungus among us.
     
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  6. Alan Browne

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    Not those - but the bolets, bluets, honey mushrooms, oyster mushrooms,
    maple mushrooms, etc. have been variously pan cooked, baked (into a
    "mushroom/meat loaf"), de-hydrated and 'canned'. (That's my SO's
    obsession, but I do seem to benefit somehow). I've become adept at
    identifying amanita bisporigera which I wouldn't serve to anyone.


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    Also a favourite of mine - I confess to black point pushing and a bit of
    saturation. There is another place in the woods I need to go shoot in
    the evenings because the backdrop colours can be spectacular - the
    leaves have begun turning over the past week - though the days are
    unseasonably warm.

    As to "edibles" there is one that grows on logs called "turkey tail"
    which has "medicinal" value (don't ask - I really don't know what it
    purports to do - but my SO makes tea from it from time to time (from
    dehydrated TT)).

    Another looks like a black mass attached to dying birch trees and is a
    well reputed anti-cancer treatment. (Chaga - see the wikipedia
    article). My SO has gathered a few Kg and makes tea out of it... ( (I
    also made a vodka solution/extract of it for long term storage - but
    haven't tried it yet). The cancer incidence among the Russian folks who
    regularly drink such tea is (reputedly) way below the norms elsewhere.
    ( I'll drink maybe 10 cups per winter which probably has no benefit at
    all ).

    (Yes, all folk medicine and one takes from it what one might)


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    The aforementioned amanita bisporigera (unfortunately taken with an
    iPhone, in the late day, and heavily cropped here...)

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/qmvkg9lrk1a8fpd/amanita_bisporigera.JPG


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    Noons Guest

    All is 'splained, now...
     
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    Noons Guest

    Do you think that lens has some fungus?
     
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    I didn't even crouch very hard - just held the phone low to snap the
    shot. Biggest problem was keeping still for what would likely be a long
    exposure. Photo shown is a crop - about 20% of the original frame.


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    PeterN Guest

    Nicely done
     
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    I don't think so - like all iPhone photos done in low light and hand
    held it looks like a noisy bit of trash with wildly out of control
    hightlights.



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    I consider composition first. I am immune to noise in nature shots, and
    the highlights can be readily disposed of in post. But, That's me. As
    you well know, others here differ.
     
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    You are immune to noise, period. ;-)
     
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    I don't deny that noise reduction has never been a priority for me.
    Also, there are times when I would rather have a noisy image, than no image.
     
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  18. Alan Browne

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    And well they should.

    Burned out highlights can never be readily disposed of other than
    filling the space with something. I'd rather do it right in camera.

    I don't mind the odd little bit of burned highlight, but in the case
    above it is a significant part of the subject. Just not usable. Had I
    exposed for that, the stem would not have been visible in useful detail.

    Of course with my "real" camera and shooting raw, there would have been
    no issue at all.

    Composition should be as right as possible in camera - but can
    sometimes, even often, be saved with appropriate cropping.

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    which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible
    to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end."
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    Alan Browne, Oct 3, 2013
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    We really should try to get things as right as possible in the camera.
    But, shit happens. I would rather get a bad shot, than n shot. I can
    then either fix or discard the bad shot. With no shot I do not have that
    option.
     
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    If it's shit I let it go.


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