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Had I known I was photographing something uncommonly encountered, I would have made more of an effort to get an exceptional photograph or two. Michael Kuo, the principal developer of the excellent MushroomExpert.com states: "I had wanted to find the fruiting bodies of Chlorociboria for many years...the tiny mushrooms are seldom seen...This year I finally found the little blue-green cups, after years of searching." My father spotted these growing on the rotting log of a fallen ash tree (I believe) while I was photographing a nearby Ramaria in October of 2008. I was immediately intrigued by the colour, as bluish-green is rare in nature (on land, anyway). Botany Photo of the Day: Chlorociboria sp.
Color presents an entirely different image. This is a photograph of Faro and Doris Caudill, farmers in Pietown, New Mexico. They lived in a dugout and struggled to survive on Resettlement Administration land. As the 1930s came to a close, Kodak came out with Kodachrome film – the first commercially viable color film available to the general public. In 1937 and 1938, the colors were still not stable and accurate, but by 1939 Kodachrome was producing color images of remarkable precision. Now, not just anybody could buy this film.
Learn how to take and edit digital photographs using visual tutorials that emphasize concept over procedure, independent of specific digital camera or lens. This is a complete listing of all tutorials on this site; click the drop-down links in the top menu to see particular topics. Photography is going through an exciting transition period as many film photographers are beginning to explore the new capabilities of digital cameras. While the fundamentals have remained similar, other aspects are markedly different. This is a great time to get involved with digital photography.
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