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Where Elves live

Mushrooms in Autumn

Where Elves live
November 12, 2011 Johan Peijnenburg
In Photography
A close-up of a group of mushrooms with autumn foliage in the background. (Johan Peijnenburg)
105mm – f/16.0 – 1.3sec – ISO100

The idea was to do go shoot a castle in Champvent, Switzerland. It however turned out to be a foggy day with light rain, so I ended up in a forest nearby. Whilst shooting trees with Autumn colors, I ran in to this fairytale landscape. The elves that live here were home. Unfortunately they were in a hurry to be on time for lunch with a few hobbits, so they didn’t have time to wait whilst I was setting up my tripod.

Comments (60)

  1. LaDonna Pride 7 years ago

    πŸ˜€ it is a beautiful scene….wish the elves would have stuck around for a pic! πŸ˜€

  2. Sharaf f 7 years ago

    nice, i like how the attention is taken straight away to these mushrooms.

  3. Peter Vooijs 7 years ago

    You can shoot the castle later this one is a beauty hit the plus

  4. naturally clear sight…..

  5. Patrick Pedersen 7 years ago

    I live where Trolls live!! In Norway..
    Nice work!!

  6. Author

    Thanks sharaf, peter paul and Peter !
    LaDonna Pride: yes, that was a pitty. They were all dressed up as well πŸ˜€
    Patrick: didn’t spot trolls. Don’t know if they have family in Swiss forests πŸ™‚

  7. Author

    Thanks Kerry and Liz πŸ™‚

  8. Kerry Murphy 7 years ago

    Beautiful, Johan!

  9. Liz Voisine 7 years ago

    absolutely beautiful!

  10. Bill Pevlor 7 years ago

    Great scene…enhanced by the creative introduction. πŸ™‚

  11. Deborah Vos 7 years ago

    πŸ™‚

  12. Athena Carey 7 years ago

    Such a very lovely elfen highrise you found Johan.
    This is what you were up to when I was off shooting “the heart of the forest” that I posted yesterday. πŸ™‚

  13. LaDonna Pride 7 years ago

    @Athena: did he at least introduce you to the elves?????

  14. Francis Gagnon 7 years ago

    Haha, good story, and nice shot !

  15. Athena Carey 7 years ago

    @LaDonna Pride: no – he kept quietly to himself over there while I went tromping off in a different direction looking for the forest’s heart. πŸ˜‰
    @Johan: I concede – you are correct again. πŸ˜‰

  16. Author

    @LaDonna Pride: I tried, but apparently the hobbits were more interesting πŸ˜›
    @Francis: thank you!
    @Athena: winter is next!

    • Athena Carey 7 years ago

      Johan: I need to buy some raquettes… And maybe some warmer hiking boots. Brand suggestions?

      • Author

        We were planning to investigate raquettes in the coming weeks Athena. Don’t know the brands yet. Shoes: plenty of options: just got myself a pair of Meindle’s with nice furry insides. Columbia’s are nice as well !

  17. Lisa Mikulski 7 years ago

    Great story. Wonderful capture. πŸ˜€

  18. Author

    Thanks Lisa !

  19. Danilo Carlin 7 years ago

    It is “hypholoma sublateritium” not edible!

    • Author

      Thanks for that info Danilo! I tend to not eat what I find in forests πŸ™‚

  20. Ernest W. 7 years ago

    What’s wrong with my eyes. I read the title as: Where Elvis lives.”
    Mushrooms are delicious. And amazing in how they find organic material and sprout seemingly magical from it.
    (and heed experts’ warnings when they say certain species are not edible)

    • Author

      Great trick to attract more traffic to the post ejh Ernest πŸ˜‰

  21. Beverley Aston 7 years ago

    Your little Elves live in a very special block of apartments – love the composition of this shot, the fungi are so placed in your shot that they appear to be looking down on the valley below…:)

    • Author

      Thanks Beverley! There were several appartment blocks there πŸ™‚ I also shot if from the “front”, but indeed preferred this composition πŸ™‚

  22. Joanna Pechmann 7 years ago

    Beautiful family πŸ™‚

  23. Charles Lupica 7 years ago

    Great photo. I wish I had gone with you. The rain sort of discouraged me. I have a ton of mushroom pictures so maybe I’ll post up one later if I can get past all of my more “official” things I have on my plate. AH, a plate, I need to think about that as well.

    A+

    • Author

      Thanks Charles: best time to go shooting for mushrooms now. It is not my specialty but it combines well with walking dog .-)

  24. Joel Tjintjelaar 7 years ago

    Good story Johan πŸ™‚ Nearly bought it:) But the photo looks great!

    • Author

      Thanks Joel! Elves do exist you know. You do too many LE’s … you just won’t see them if the exposure is longer then 10 seconds πŸ˜‰

      • Joel Tjintjelaar 7 years ago

        I guess you do have a point Johan. Thanks so much for enlightening me:)

  25. Daniel Ewert 7 years ago

    Beautiful find here! You never know what you will discover in the forest! Thanks for sharing it.

  26. Johan Swanepoel 7 years ago

    Lovely Johan

  27. Yasmin Simpson 7 years ago

    I love it! πŸ™‚

    • Author

      The story about the elves or the image Yasmin? πŸ˜‰

      • Yasmin Simpson 7 years ago

        Everything is so precious to me… Some of my favorite of favorites photographers in this world (Athena Carey and you … Johan), sweet-gentle and great photographers, plus the fairy story and the picture, what else can I ask for… πŸ™‚

        • Author

          Thank you Yasmin! It is really nice to hear that … blushing now … I’d/we’d better keep doing stuff like this then πŸ™‚

  28. Neil Camara 7 years ago

    Awesome shot! Love the composition Johan! πŸ™‚

  29. Robert Skreiner 7 years ago

    Very beautiful photo!

  30. dene' miles 7 years ago

    wow, excellent!

  31. Erica Findley 7 years ago

    I love this one…Mushrooms have always been fascinating to me! πŸ™‚ I’ve been on a painting kick and therefore I see a painting in this…may I attempt to paint something using your photo as reference?

    • Author

      Would be honored if you do Erica! Would love to see what you make of it, with or without elves πŸ˜‰

      • Erica Findley 7 years ago

        Thank you! I have no idea what timeline I’ll be working with, but I’ll definitely post reference back to you when I post my result.

  32. The smurfs’ village or Les Schtroumpfs village Christophe would say !

    • Author

      I didn’t see smurfs this time, only Elves Khrystiane and Christophe πŸ™‚

  33. love the compo

  34. Biplab Kumar Pal 7 years ago

    Excellent

  35. Author

    Thanks Pawel and Biplab! Glad you like it!

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