|Mushroom sprouting at Totara Park, Manukau City.|
|Cactus at Auckland's Botanic Gardens.|
Anyway, back to the first two questions. I hardly print any of my images ... and I take considerably more photographs now than I ever did when using film. Some of my photographs come here on the blog for folks to see, others are saved to DVDs and then sent to family and friends so they can see them on their TVs, whereas others go to Flickr or other websites where they may be critiqued by fellow enthusiasts.
So, a question for you. Do you print your photographs, and if you do, at what size? I'd also be intrigued to know whether you'd buy somebody else's photograph and, if you would, why? Haha! Perhaps you'd buy some of mine :)
|Succulent at Auckland's Botanic Gardens.|
Anyway, whilst pondering these thoughts I headed off for a walk to Totara Park ... a friend mentioned there was a lot of toadstools that may be worth a look. It started off well, bu then the rains came. I got a few shots ... but nothing with which I was pleased really. The first shot in this post intrigued me. Many of the toadstools were already sprouted and looking like toadstools, or they'd been partially devoured by slugs or other hungry creatures. This wee white toadstool, however, was just emerging from the ground. f2.8 allowed me to get a shallow depth of field and separate the emerging toadstool from the cluttered background. The second shot is of a cactus at the Botanic Gardens. I quite liked the spines ... hence the shot. Final shot is a tight crop of a succulent, again at the gardens. I really liked the spiral effect, water droplets from the earlier rain and the colours in the "leaves".
So, let me ask you something else. Do you like the shots? If you had a camera with you, would you take similar images? If you did ... would you print them?