Japanese Mushrooms

Japanese Mushrooms – ISO 100, 50mm F/1.4 1/4000 sec. Canon 5D

Japanese Mushrooms

Wandering around a random temple in Japan in 2010. I saw these mushrooms growing in the shade of a Torii. I’m just calling them Japanese Mushrooms. I honestly have no idea what kind of mushrooms they are. I like how they looked so I took the shot. I lay down on my belly to get low enough for this shot. I added some gaussian blur to the background as the bokeh from the Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens really looked jagged and harsh in this image. A touch of vignette was added along with a slight bit of sharpening. Oh, I almost forgot. I flipped the image horizontally. I liked it better with the two mushrooms fading out to the right of the main two mushrooms.

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at Pixelbip.com and writing about my experiences at EarthToKeir.com