Fungus Amungus: Autumn Detail, Acadia National Park

Here’s another from my recent trip to Acadia National Park in Maine. Sorry about the title, but there was more fungus fruiting in the park while I was there then I’ve ever seen anywhere at any other time.  I’m assuming it was due to a recent slug of rain following a prolonged dry spell this summer.

photo of autumn leaves

© Kurt Budliger Photography

For the most part the days were virtually cloudless except for one brief spell when some high clouds rolled in after sunrise providing some lovely diffuse light. I spent the morning exploring some woodlands along the park loop road and was captivated by this particular spot. There were lots of beautiful freshly fallen leaves on the ground which made for a great couple of hours of close-up photography.

I was particularly interested in not only the mix of great colors found in this scene but also the variety of textures and contrasts provided by the mix of maple and aspen leaves with the birch bark and pine needles.  Aside from finding a nice mix of color and texture for this type of shot, I like to incorporate something that is a little different, a game of “one of these things is not like the other if you will.”  In this case it’s the little mushroom that provides that additional element and also helps to counter balance the brighter birch bark on the left.

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~ by kurtbudliger on October 26, 2010.

One Response to “Fungus Amungus: Autumn Detail, Acadia National Park”

  1. Great composition for fall, excellent colors! Fall is beautiful.

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