Walk among mushrooms – once more. [update]

Trattkantareller in sunset

With the Sigma AML-1 you get closer, and not only that you get even shorter area in focus. You can create new worlds. :) I had the Sigma polarizer attached as well. Further down in this article you will see shots with and without reflections plus a comparison with DP1 and DP2. All except one shot is taken with DP2.

Trattkantareller in sunset II

Below you seetwo shots, the first – a bit bluish – has the polarizer turned so it allows reflections from the sky. In the second shot I turned the polarizer and oala, reflections are gone, shutter speed is longer and colors are thicker. The whole image look different. SPP settings are more or less the same. (see iphone shots of the exact setup image 1, image 2 and image 3)

polarized Mushrooms - with sky polarized Mushrooms - without sky

4s forest
Just a 4s forest shot. :)

Polarized mushrooms - reflecting sky at 1,6s

shot of mushAbove with reflections, Below without. Both shots at f4, the next below has f2.8. AML-1 used.

Polarized mushrooms - not reflecting sky at 2s Polarized mushrooms - not reflecting sky at 2,8

Below: Playing with different aperture. Fun if you have a good tripod.

Mushrooms at 1/2s f3,2
f3,2  1/2s – original

Mushrooms at 2s f6,3
f6,3  2s – original

Mushrooms at 10s / f14
f14 10s – original

Below, DP1 version on the exact same position as above shots. AML-1, f4 1,3s exposure.

DP1 + AML-1 f4 1,3s

Mushroom at 15s f4
Above: This shot was taken in a very dark part of the forest. I couldn’t focus so I used my iPhones bright screen  and put it beside the little mushy and focused. I also used the iPhone to lighten this mushroom a little. it’s a 15s exposure.

Mushrooms 15s f2,8 15s car shot.

All originals can be found at my flickr page. Here’s a link to one of the above shots and you can find the rest beside that one.

About Carl Rytterfalk

Welcome to my blog! I'm Carl Rytterfalk, a swedish photographer who loves everything that is interesting in the world of photography. In 2002 I fell in love with the three layered Foveon sensor and has since then been an addicted user of Sigma cameras. Though I use Canon and Nikon as well. :)
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6 Responses to Walk among mushrooms – once more. [update]

  1. NoMilkToday says:

    Inspiring again Carl. Absolutely amazing what you can do with a DP2 and a little bit of creativity.
    By the way, any news about the SD15?

  2. Hi NoMilkToday, (cool name btw) I went to a price checker site and found that a SD15 was eminent. And the store in question is the biggest photo / equipment retailers in Scandinavia. But none in stock. :) Price seen is in SEK and with tax.

  3. Hmm and HERE’s the screen shot. Couldn’t use the new super long file names for screen shots taken with Snow Leopard.


  4. Ted Johnson says:


    Great shots, and as usual very informative and helpful.

    The DP2 is a wonderful photographic tool, and you lead the way in how to creatively use it!

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