I took some time yesterday to revisit some of my work from earlier this year. While I was still attending classes I didn’t have a lot of extra time to focus on keeping my work updated here. This image came about when I stopped to capture an entirely different image. If I had not noticed the play of light on the tiny plant growing out of the moss on a nursery log on this particular hike, I probably would have walked right past this image. As it was, I had stopped, set up my tripod and taken a handful of images of the first image before I saw this grouping of mushrooms, each no larger than a quarter growing out of the side of this log, out of the corner of my eye.
Since I was out shooting, not only for my own pleasure but for an assignment I knew this shot would be a winner. We were exploring using split tones, duotones, and digital cyanotypes on black & white digital images. It’s an interesting technique, but I feel the image needs to beg for the treatment in order to avoid overusing it. This is one of those images I really love in color, black & white and in the split-tone, but the split tone stands out to me. It brings the land of the fairies alive with the otherwordly colors.
This is available as a wrapped canvas print.