As I was driving out my driveway today I noticed a whole bunch of overnight mushrooms/toadstools/whatever had grown amongst the dead leaves on the side of the drive. Unfortunately, upon my return it appeared someone had driven over 95% of them. I did get this one survivor however.
There are several things I like about this shot. With the DOF, the head of the mushroom seems to almost float. There is a weird lens effect causing some sort of focus diffraction around the edges of the leaves, like a linear bokeh.
Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor
Velvia Vision (set as a layer, overlay blend at 45% opacity), Unsharp Mask, Noise Reduction.
It’s getting pretty touch and go at the moment whether I will be able to store any new images on my current computer. I have used up 55Gb in images alone, taking up 99% of one partition, the other used for OS. I have a backup drive (160Gb), but that already has a duplicate of all my images.
The good news is that very soon (this week?) I should be taking delivery of a brand spanking Macbook Pro and a 500gb LaCie network storage drive. That will alleviate things somewhat I hope.
- Aperture: ƒ/1.8
- Camera: NIKON D2X
- Focal length: 50mm
- ISO: 100
- Shutter speed: 1/800s