It probably comes as no surprise to anyone who follows this blog that both of us love nature. We prefer shooting outside in the wild woods of Florida to any other type of photography. Apart from trees, tree roots, I also have a fascination for the various types of Turkey Tail Fungi that grows on logs and up the sides of trees.
Turkey Tail Fungi comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and even colors. The above, however, were brilliant white which made for some difficulty calculating correct exposure as they were in direct sunlight . The edges of the fungi were rimmed in the palest of beige.
This image was taken using the Mamiya 645 Pro TL, 80 mm Mamiya 1:2.8 Sekor Lens, Ilford HP5 @ 200 developed in D76 @ 1:1. Printed on Arista EDU Ultra VCFB in Moersch ECO 4812 . Scanned from the silver gelatin print.
The beautiful warm tones were achieved with a combination of Selenium toner, Moersch bleach and a short immersion in Moersch MT3 Vario toner.
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Enjoy and have a beautiful day.