26 okt. 2011

Something special.......

This weekend the weather was great again. So I took my camera and went off to the Leersumse Veld again. It was still very quiet en relaxed in the woods...... I love that. This time a wanted to do an other part of the Leersumse veld ( a big forest with heathland and lakes). You have a lot of different area's so  also different trees which means also a lot of different mushrooms. You can go there many times without seeing the same spot.
Anyway if I am going out with my macro lens I just need a couple of meters and I can enjoy myself for a couple of hours. Can you image how a big forest will look like to me.
Some people ask me how I make my flowerpictures, if I do something special? Well...... I don't. I just take my camera, jump in my garden and all I am doing is looking for the right light and background. Backgrounds and light are even more important to me then the flower itself alone. If the background isn't great I may take a picture but in the end it will always end up in my trashbin of my computer. Mushroom on the other hand are a different thing...... I thougt. I never had shot them before. So I bought myself a angle seeker (because a lot of people recommended this) and made myself a beanbag.
I ended up with using the beanbag for my knees because I am always sitting in the most impossible angles and ways you can image if I am photographing. And with mushrooms it is even more impossible because most of the time they are standing very low,......yes on the ground, and I never want to have a shot taken laying on my belly. This way I cannot move my self around it quickly enough and I dont' see enough angles. I always have to walk around or crawl around it. Or laying on my back with my head on the ground, trying to get lower than the mushroom. I already hear you say that's where the angle seeker is for. But this is also blocking me in my way. It may be a great thing if you want to take a shot right in front of the mushroom. If you want to use an other angle you have to take it of. So... yess my knees are very happy with the beanbag..... they don't look blue anymore.
And the angle seeker...... is not my thing yet. Maybe we will be friends later, but at the moment I don't have the feeling with it yet. I don't have many patience to use stuff around me or on my camera. It's a challenge for me to do it without anything, or maybe I am just used to do it like this.... Well okay... you can call me lazy... that's a way to see it too :)
Did I already tell you I looove mushrooms....... and that they are the new flowers for me at the moment????  I never expected to be the same kind of nurd as some photographers who are photographing mushrooms.  Exept... when they are using angle seekers it will look quiet more nice then when you see me with my face down and my 'bud' in the air. Or laying on my side and holding my head and arms in an impossible way......not breathing, because I don't want to move. So if I am doing something special???

21 okt. 2011

Magic Mushrooms

Finally some time again to make a new blogpost. I found a new challenge in photography. Now the flowers are almost out of bloom.... mushrooms are the new flowers to me. I really got the mushroom fever as many,many other people. It's so fun to do. To go to the forest. Looking for the good light and find all different kind of mushrooms. I really love it. I got myself a mushroom book but to be honest the all look the same to me when I am looking in the book so I just take pictures and sometime I can find the name.
I hope you will enjoy them.

Ametist zwam
Ametist zwam
I wish you all a very nice sunny weekend. I am going of the the woods again :)



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