While I was off I visited my parents and found this little guy in a pot of mint my Mum is growing! This is the final edit that I am pretty happy with. I edited the photo on Photoshop CS3 and cropped down one of the images below, zooming in on the mushroom so it became the main subject of the image. I played around with the contrast and colours a bit and removed some bits that I found distracting before adding a vignette to the image.
I’m happy with this image as I have pushed myself with Photoshop, which I have no previous experience of really. There are a few things I would still like to change, like getting rid of the bit that comes across the mushroom stalk, but I’m not sure how. I think this will be something I come back to and re-edit as my skills grow with Photoshop!
This is the image after a few tweaks but without the vignette. I liked this image but felt that I could draw the audience in further and add more interest to my subject by darkening the outside frame slightly.
And these are all the images I took before I edited them. I am pretty pleased that my camera can handle such close up photography without a specialist Macro Lens on it. I just used the Macro Setting on my camera and altered the aperture and shutter speed settings.
*Photos taken with Pentax K2000 DSLR and SMC Pentax-Dal 1:3.5-5.6 18-55mm AL lens (came with camera)