Plants & Fungi

Jay Birmingham | Fairy Island



Name: Jay Birmingham
Picture title: Fairy Island
Category: Plants & Fungi
Occupation: Primary School Teacher

Jay says:
‘I had gone to Wyming Brook in The Peak District to try and capture some landscape shots. Struggling to find any unique angles, I cast my eyes to the smaller features around me and spotted, in the middle of the water, a small mossy island with a solitary mushroom growing on it. Even better, there was a small waterfall just behind. I crouched as low down in the water as I could to position the mushroom in front of the waterfall, and then used an ND filter to capture the path of the water swirling through this beautiful micro landscape.’

Technical information:
Canon 6D Mark II
Canon 24-70mm
ISO 100
25 secs
Accessories: Tripod and six-stop ND filter
Post processing: The photo is cropped and the main alteration is a heavy vignette, which has helped the mushroom and stream stand out more.

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