TheAspenStand: 7 Shots From Dog Walks Turned Photo Adventures

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

7 Shots From Dog Walks Turned Photo Adventures

In last Wednesday's post about photographing from a low perspective with my iPhone 4, I mentioned this week's post with more mushroom photographs. These photos weren't good examples of a low photo perspective but I found them interesting and wanted to share. 

As I mentioned last week, we originally started out on our normal dog walk. On our walks, I use the Walk for a dog app so I can donate the miles for money to a local shelter. The first day of shooting mushrooms was no different. The app history image at right captured the route with the time and distance. You can tell it wasn't really a dog walk but the pups enjoyed sniffing and romping amongst the trees. I guarantee they had fun too. Click the link above for my blog post  about the app or visit the WoofTrax site. 

Colorful Undergrowth

The first colorful, oyster looking specimen is known as a Lobster Mushroom. It is the only one I was sure of an identification because last year my neighbors picked and prepared them with a dipping sauce. I was reluctant to try them but I'm here today to say they were okay.

I believe the orange capped mushroom below was beginning to deteriorate leaving the ribs showing and a flower looking result. Mother Nature's artwork. You can see it is butted up against a lichen covered rock. Lichen covered rocks are prevalent throughout our area.

Food and Sea Life 

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see the mushroom below? I shared this photograph because I noticed a few that looked like pancakes. Food is always on my mind. Something dropped into the middle of this one or the cap was beginning to decay.

I share this one because it reminds me of some type of sea anemone or sponge. With all my walking over several days, this is the only one I found like that.

Shaped by the Environment

Wrapped in old pine straw, this mushroom cap takes on a unique shape as it pushes up through the thick layer of ground cover. 

I was able to capture a little bit more of the underside on the beautiful umbrella capped mushroom. This one is more like those from a low perspective shared in my previous post.

Do you always carry a camera or do you count on using your cell phone when you are out and about? 

Thanks for stopping by to check out the second mushroom photo post. If you would like any of these photographs on a Zazzle product (without the watermark) or as a print please let me know and I'll work with you. 

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  1. I tend to shoot like crazy; so sometimes, I have to deliberately leave the camera so I could enjoy a ride/walk/date with the hubs in 3D.

    These are interesting mushrooms! Love the colors.

  2. Thank you so much for stopping by to check out the post and leave a comment Ruby. I always have my iPhone and the dogs are happy to simply be outside so they don't seem to mind me slowing the movement of our walk. My husband carries binoculars so if I stop for photos while we are out in the country he pulls them out and checks the scenery. Haha.


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