Nature Photography in Finland Part 1: Fungi, Lichens and Autumn Colours in the Forest ​

Nature Photography in Finland Part 1: Fungi, Lichens and Autumn Colours in the Forest ​


hello I’m in the woods in Finland just
after sunrise there’s still a little bit of mist hanging around the trees and
there’s a beautiful golden light for about an hour so I’m going off in search
of some nice autumnal colors leaves and any fungi perhaps and of course I’m
always on the lookout for any wildlife I might find I’m going to be here for a
week and during that time I’m going to be trying a number of photographic
projects. I’ll be trying to make a few snippets of video and so I’ll try to
bring you along if I can I’ve found a big rock that’s absolutely
covered in lichens so I’m gonna put my camera right down low and try and take
some pictures from almost inside these miniature forests Right I thought I wasn’t gonna find any
fungi worth photographing today because there’s been some frosts and most of
the fungi I’ve seen so far have just been kind of brown squidgy messes – not
very photogenic really – but I’ve just come across this rather fine fly agaric
here and I’m gonna take a couple of pictures of it I’ve got the camera down
low on a travel tripod and I’m using live view so I can actually see what’s
going on without having to crawl on the ground quite so far and I’m gonna use
another trick which is to light underneath the cap of the toadstool
because that will make it look sort of more exciting and ethereal in the final
image the way I’m going to do that is I’m gonna stick a gold reflector which I
have pretty much only for this purpose and I’m gonna use a video light little
LED I’m going that on the reflector and that way I’m going to light up
underneath the cap right I think that’s enough for this
morning I think it’s probably time to go and have some breakfast now and some
coffee what I think I’m probably gonna do is have several short videos from
this trip so this ends the scamper in the woods looking for fungi and autumn
colors and I’ll see you on the next one, bye I think I’ve contracted vlog itis the
symptom is buggering off and forgetting your camera on the ground and having to come back for it. Oh well!

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