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Natural filters and fences


Photography and music are my two passions. I edited photography magazines for around 20 years and launched the UK's first digital imaging magazine. I founded ePHOTOzine and was owner / publisher until 2013. The photos in my portfolio are ones I like from shoots I do in any spare time I have.
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Natural filters and fences

20 Oct 2013 5:14PM   Views : 755 Unique : 517

Couple of things to write about today.
I went for a walk into Clumber park to a spot that I have been to many times before. It's off to the left of Limetree avenue as you go out of the park.
I discovered the area many years ago...and at that time there was an abundance of overgrown rhododendron bushes and under the canopies were loads of fly agarics. It was heaven for fungi photography. And then the estate decided that rhododendrons were killing natural vegetation so the bushes were all destroyed...the fungi didn't come back. But thankfully in the same are was another spot where the colourful shrooms grow in large numbers. Today though I noticed all that area is now fenced off with single access points and notices about danger to health of dogs. Dogs have been mysteriously dying after being in the area and owners to proceed with care. It felt a bit weird wandering around what used to be a favourite spot now enclosed by a fence. Not only that there was only two shrooms in the whole are. I photographed the better one of the two...and just uploaded the best to my ePHOTOzine portfolio: loan shroom.

Natural filters:
And while taking that photo I moved a leaf out of the foreground that was causing an obstruction, and while doing so I tried making a natural filter by ripping a hole in the middle.
Should have spent some more time playing with distance but you get the idea. As long as the lens can see through you'll get a result. Cheaper than the colour vignettes that Cokin and Hoyarex made.

Tags: Fungi Fence Dog death


SlowSong Plus
13 10.3k 30 England
20 Oct 2013 8:13PM
This version looks rather toxic.

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