Posted on August 15, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Midday light can be harsh, but in this case, the sun shining top-dpwn helped by backlighting the gills of this forest mushroom. I used an Instagram filter with this iPhone photo to enhance the colors.
SUMMIT COUNTY — The mushrooms are popping and generous August rains have helped spur a late surge of wildflowers in the area … meanwhile, haze from distant wildfires help filter and soften the light — all in all, good conditions for photography in the high country.
This is the original version of the mushroom image with no post-processing.
Another midday iPhone shot of wild mushrooms growing on a stump, with no post-processing. A cover of aspen trees helped soften the light.
Here’s how the iPhone camera responded to a low-light setting in the Meadow Creek wetlands …
Morning bluebells …
Sunrise. Some of the iPhone Instagram filters can help enhance light play, like this ray from the sun appearing between the skyline and the low clouds.
A young gem-studded puffball mushroom growing near the North Fork of the Snake River.
Capturing close-up images with the iPhone isn’t the easiest task — at least not without one of the add-on lenses, but during the past few months, I’ve learned a few tricks that help keep things in focus. Here, the challenge was trying to expose for the brightness of the mushroom cap and the forest lichens at the same time, which didn’t quite work out.
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