Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Say Hello in Mushroom's Way

It did bring me new experience when I tried thing differently at Cerok Tokun. First of all, I assumed the jungle trail is very less used. I have never noticed the actual situation because my usual practice is to snap and go; I needed to stop at every minute this time to give way to others. You see, I had occupied the two feet wide hiking trail while spending time on trial-and-error on my shots.

I should have done it better if I lay myself on the slope and my eye on the viewfinder. This what if is a total nonsense by now. The mushrooms will not be around at this strategic place during my next visit. It is sorry to say this one is the best among the bad.

I am then reluctant to show the second picture. They were the same mushrooms viewed at a different angle, this may implant different perception in you which I shall not say wrong in one way, but the other side of truth is not what I want.

As I moved along, I found more have popped up, in different shapes and colours, single or in bundle. They couldn't wait to greet me with silent "Hello!"

Same to my fellow hikers; they greeted me with some funny looks. A few stayed to confirm what it actually was, and walked away with scepticism. Some began to shoot using their mobile phone cameras. The others started to tell jokes or stories which faded in between the trees in minutes.

When they are to meet me in one day, they may expect to see my hairs popping up like mushrooms; a mushroom man.

20 comments:

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi mushroom man, :)
Nice work mate! That first pic is cool!

Icy BC said...

Those are beautiful shots of mushrooms, rainfield!

The Fern and Mossery said...

great photos!

cherie said...

hi, mushrooms! you make me smile!!!:)

Willie said...

NIce shots

George said...

These are wonderful pictures! Getting these pictures was worth the funny looks from your fellow hikers.

Ratty said...

You are becoming the Mushroom Man because you have so many beautiful mushroom photos. Your first photo is fantastic. You may think it's bad, but I like it very much. I was very impressed as soon as I saw it.

Harumi said...

Wow.. the first pic is so surreal.. almost like you're an ant in a giant mushroom forest! ^__^

And yep, mushrooms might be having an uncountable amount of species and genera. Looking forward for more mushroom adventures! =D

betchai said...

oh wow, you have wonderful shots of mushrooms Rainfield, love all your shots, the angle in the 1st is so unique, love it.

Glennis said...

I like mushrooms very much, but not sure if I would eat these wild ones. no wonder the other hikers gave funny looks.

Bengbeng said...

mushroom man has a nice ring to it :)

Mei Teng said...

I like the view of the mushrooms in the first photo. Can almost feel the velvety texture.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Rainfield, you have a very well seasoned eye for these shots. The photos are great.

Ayie said...

love the first shot! wow that's a good worm's eyeview right there! are all those edible anyeway?

Tabib said...

Beautiful, like an umbrella.

VanillaSeven said...

love the first pics, those mushroom looks yummy :)
great job!

Heather Dugan ("Footsteps") said...

I like everything about that first shot: the depth of field, camera angle, lighting... Very nice!

rainfield61 said...

kirigalpoththa: It looks cool, but the focus is a little bit out. Anyhow, I love it the most.

Icy BC: Thanks for your motivation.

The Fern and Mossery/Willie: Thanks.

cherie: Have a long good smile keeps the doctor away!!

George: Getting those pictures makes me so happy for many days.

Ratty: Though you were very impressed as soon as you saw it, I was only impressed after a sorting work was done.

harumi: Sorry, I'll be no more a mushroom man. I am an ant in my later post.

rainfield61 said...

bechai: After having gone through all your comments, I start thinking I am having some good pictures on mushrooms.

Glennis: I shall control the tempation. I shouldn't try to take any of them.

Bengbeng: I have other ring in my later post.

Mei Teng/Poetic Shutterbug: I have not wasted my time on the mushrooms by then. Thanks for the comment.

Ayie: Welcome to join MyJourney. I rather prefer I am an ant than a worm.

Tabib/VanillaSeven/Heather Dugan: I was actually inspired by sylviaspy. I must thank her on this.

Ayie said...

thanks rainfield, you'll keeep seeing me here from time to time =)