Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight

I have a bad habit of overlooking the smaller and simpler compositions when I’m out stomping through the woods. I would have overlooked this one too had the river bank not been so steep. While climbing back up to the road it was literally staring me in the face. Tucked into the shade of the bank and obscured by ferns was this single mushroom just waiting.

Finding a way to highlight it proved to be a bit more elusive. After a few moments of study I found that I could frame it with the same ferns that almost hid it from sight. Combining that framing with a shallow depth of field helped to pull the little mushroom out of the background.

Google Map Info: 36.932862, -81.828253

Gear: Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF 24-105mm

Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, Adobe Photoshop CC, OnOne Software Perfect Photo Suite 7

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  1. Rich McPeek September 11, 2013 at 6:53 AM #

    Too true Curt! I think we all are guilty of missing things at times! Great find and great shot!
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  2. Edith Levy September 10, 2013 at 12:04 PM #

    We’re always takinjg aobut looking up but sometimes its just as important to look down. Terrific shot Curt.

  3. Adam Olson September 10, 2013 at 10:46 AM #

    Awesome DOF Curt! Love the greens and textures!

  4. Chris Nitz September 10, 2013 at 8:55 AM #

    All that texture on the shroom is crazy. Good find.
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