Deep in the forest, in the hollow of a tree, can be found a clump of mushrooms. By themselves, they were beautiful to look at and proved a welcome break from trudging through the autumn leaves.
Ordinarily, I love autumn. The countryside ablaze with vibrant swathes of red and yellow. The sound of rustling as leaves as they skip along up due to a gust of wind. The change in temperature is exhilarating and wakes up the imagination as creatures can now be seen scampering around where, just a few weeks before, they were hidden by foliage.
On this trip to the woods, I was hoping to capture something of the splendour, and majesty this time of year affords. Actually, I had arrived a little too early. Sure there were some leaves underfoot, a few branches were turning orange, but nothing spectacular.
Until I found the mushrooms.
These would be a great focal point to a shot. They just needed a little something extra.
Having my trusty assistant with me (or son as some would call him) I hatched a plan. The mushrooms could be lit with an eerie glow. To get the effect my assistant held my iPhone under each mushroom with the flashlight from the little camera. It took fifteen shots, plus one of the background.
Blending all of the images together I was able to bring out the glow for each mushroom.
Once again I converted the image into a painterly effect. I love the way the trunk of the tree looks rendered as a painting rather than a photo.
I hope you enjoy looking at the final image.
Have a great day.