Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mushrooms and Horses

Ok so I mentioned in my last post that I'd given myself a little photography challenge during our New Forest trip. The New Forest is famous, among other things for it's wild ponies, so they were my first self challenge.Unsurprisingly enough there were ponies everywhere, trying to get a good shot of them though was an entirely different matter. There were plenty of friendly ponies that would let you get pretty close to them but more often than not they were hanging out by roads or places with equally uninspiring back drops.I almost really like this shot above, it has nice autumn colours and pretty lighting, but it's quite a messy background and maybe a horses' butt is not the most attractive angle.I think this last one is probably my favourite of the horse shots, a zoomed out view of Mum and Foal in a forest clearing. Will definitely try harder with the horses next time.

The second part of my self challenge was to try and get some mushroom shots. I love mushrooms, well actually I love most things that mother nature has put on for us to wonder at and admire, but I digress.I was a lot happier with my mushroom pictures than the horses. This one above I like better in it's original landscape orientation but for some reason I can't get it to upload to blogger that way. I'm not sure if I could pick out a favourite fungi shot so I'll just show you a few of the ones I like and you can decide.


Jane said...

Great mushroom shots, great view of the underside in the last photo

Vicki said...

I love your horse pictures, especially the one of mom and baby. Cool mushroom shots as well. thanks for sharing.