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Amanita muscaria 1

Created in this Craftsy Course

Shooting Intimate Landscapes taught by Rob Sheppard

Turn the ordinary into the extraordinary! See beauty on a small scale and find intimate landscapes anywhere with photographer Rob Sheppard.

Other projects made as part of this class:

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Toadstools
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Category Photography
Theme Nature & Landscape
Steve Estill on craftsy.com

Can you tell us about any special equipment or techniques that you used? Nikon D300s with Nikor 18 - 200 mm VR lens. Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 Tripod with 324RC2 head.

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What are you most proud of? I think my favourite image of this set is 'Mycena inclinata 1' - probably because I like the detail in the toadstools and the background has been thrown out of focus because of the lens characteristics at this focal length. The 'Mycena inclinata 2' image is probably a better landscape, as there's more to make it an 'autumn' photograph, with fallen leaves berries to complement the fungi. The stream is also in better focus.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be there for the experience. I find it almost spiritual to be a part of it. Get there early, before the slugs start to eat the fungus' flesh and before the dog walkers wreck the peace (and the subjects). I've often seen deer and woodpeckers by being there in good time - these disappear as soon as the first dog appears.

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Impressive group of pictures.

09/30/2013 Flag

Thanks Mick. It's that time of year! I'm off there again today.

10/05/2013 Flag

This is a nice scene with great color. I love the low angle and the way the colors work together. The image is about texture and line with a bright spot of color that gives the composition structure. The two trees darken the edges to keep the eye inside the image.

10/18/2013 Flag