(13 Photos, Click to enlarge) – It’s hard to show just how steep it is down in the Rivulet where I take many of my recent fungi photos. From my house, it drops 120 metres to the creek bed. To get there, I walk 2km down on an angle through four neighbouring properties, with permission, taking about 15 minutes.
The valley floor is covered in moss, not much direct sun penetrates the canopy. So pretty and peaceful, except for the babbling water, which oddly sometimes sounds like children playing.
Many years ago, an eight year old girl was murdered a little further down the creek, perhaps it is her I can hear. I spent the first half hour of my visit this morning just relaxing, unwinding and soaking up my surrounding. Feeling the place, without even taking a photograph.
The three photos above were taken with my phone in an attempt to set the wider scene, to show you the setting where I search for the little things. Escape with me.
I was less rushed today, more relaxed and in a different mindset. I started looking for compositions rather than fungi. The fungi found me.
My apologies for being lazy and not identifying the fungi, I hope you enjoy the images without Latin names 🙂
Olympus OMD EM1 Mark II, 60mm Macro lens. Each photo is 15 images focus stacked in camera, minimal editing in Photoshop CS6.