Pareidolia Mushroom Photographs
I enjoy foraging for wild mushrooms. As it is great fun. At the same time, a successful hunt is never guaranteed. However, spending time outside immersed in nature is time well spent! With this playful set of photos I attempted to produce the pareidolia effect using mushroom photographs. My process is a simple one. Firstly, I choose a photo. Next, I mirror the picture. And finally, I see what is revealed. Sadly, with this experiment I was unsuccessful. Although I do like the artworks. Clearly there is no face, creature or shape to be found in the imagery. In fact, there is no pareidolia effect in the imagery. Unless of course, you can see a shape that I cannot?
Wild mushroom identification
I found the shrooms quite close by to my home. After some investigation and research I identified them as the common shaggy parasol mushroom. I always enjoy making mushrooms photographic subjects. For this study, I photographed mushrooms using a macro lens at 4 x magnification. Due to the fact that magnification brings out all the details of the anatomy. And, on close examination you can see the minutiae of the gills, cap, scales, and stem in the black and white photographs. For more mushroom photos check out this Journal post