Is it that I love adventure, or I love each and every one of you readers? Whatever the motivation may be, I found myself deep in the woods today. It was hot…It was humid…It was buggy…I nearly got lost.
All this in search of some cool mushrooms to show to you today. I figured with all of the rain and hot and humid days, surely mushrooms would be popping up everywhere. I went into a little known secret wooded area that have great wetlands and last year proved to have some amazing fungi.
Taking my new Canon Mark III, which has proven to have great ISO capabilities, I trudged into the woods without a tripod. Here is an example of a great image with a high ISO range. I must say, I’m so excited about the ISO capabilities of the Mark III. The image holds up wonderfully even with the high range and low light conditions.
Very quickly what I thought was a great idea proved to be not so smart. First it was super hot and humid. Second, the supposed new trail markers lead you all over the place and made no sense. At one point there were several of them in a circle. Weird… I think they did it on purpose to test one’s navigational skills. Thankfully I was smart enough to start my EveryTrail App on my iPhone 4S.
Not many mushrooms appeared. Saw some moss and green alien thingies.
Luckily I’ve been in these woods before, and even without a trail, I knew where I was heading – towards the wetland area. This required serious bushwacking and I probably sounded like an elephant traipsing through the woods. Spider webs were everywhere. I can’t tell you how many times I ran into one. If I face plant one more time into a spider web I think I’ll scream !!
At least I was able to find some fungi, but it looks like I’m a little early for the really cool ones. Hope you had a more refreshing day than I did.