Rainy day sunshine

(8 photos, click to enlarge) – After a mild start, winter has finally hit Hobart the last few weeks, with snow on the mountain and rain on the river, bringing grey, dull days.

But the thing about rain is, it’s usually followed by rainbows! This very strong, double rainbow didn’t last long over Bellerive and Kangaroo Bay on the Eastern Shore.

Lots of moisture in the forest also brings out fungi and as always, it’s a surprise what pops up.

The image above was taken with the Laowa 7mm f2.0 as a bit of a test to show the area around the fungi – on the edge of a fire trail. I think this lens will be good to use on larger fungi. It has a fairly shallow depth of field focused close up and because it is fully manual, makes focus stacking more of a challenge, this is a cropped single frame.

The same fungi above with insect, taken with the 60mm macro using in-camera focus stacking on the EM1 II and another fungi group nearby below.

Another wide angle shot with the Laowa above and macro detail of same below – I love that big juicy drop!

And finally in the same area, macro shot of an Earth Star fungi.

I often find the best days for photography are the ones where you think it’s not worth going out. Overcast days provide less contrast which means it’s easier to expose without blowing out highlights and losing detail in shadows for more flexibility in editing. The hardest part is getting outside!

Comments, questions, follows and likes for encouragement most welcome 🙂

14 thoughts on “Rainy day sunshine

      1. True, though on occasions I found some long stem fungi running around my viewfinder pushed about by the wind. Yesterday I thought to use my kneeling pad as a shield, it worked well 🙂

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    1. Thank you 🙂 For years I walked through the woods behind my house and never saw them because I wasn’t looking for them. The fungi in this post were within a metre area, I’m always looking now 🙂

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