a large mushroom

Elephungus

Out for a morning walk on Memorial Day, I noticed this large lone mushroom up ahead between the curb and the sidewalk. My spidey sense was tingling—this might have potential. So I sat down on the grass and took a shot, just to get it into the camera. Maybe I could do something with it. I really didn’t have great expectations.

Only after desaturation and cropping back home did I realize what I had–great texture with a fairytale feel. (I had to sharpen it a bit, too.)

This is now one of my favorites. It makes me smile.

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What the camera saw:
elephungus, as shot