Tuesdays of Texture: Not sure what it is, but it doesn’t look great…

Down by the river in Confolens there’s a dead tree stump, with this growing on it. I’m guessing it’s a fungus of some sort.

Tuesdays of Texture is hosted by Narami at De Monte Y Mar

Macro Moments: Week 24 – A slice of fungus

It’s by no means unusual to see strange and rather sinister things growing on tree trunks. However, this fungus was unusual in that it looked as if somebody had cut a segment out of it, revealing the dark, almost liverish, interior – which was, if anything, even more unsettling.

This photograph was taken in the garden of George Sand’s house at Nohant, in central France.


Nikon D800 with Nikkor 24-70mm ƒ2.8 lens at 70mm. 1/90 at ƒ5.6 ISO3200 (it was quite gloomy among the trees). Cropped and edited in Lightroom.

Macro Moments Week 24

Toadstool or Mushroom?

For the latest iteration of Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – It’s All About Nature – I’ve chosen this toadstool (or is it a mushroom?) that I found growing by the side of the road near Chansigaud. In real life, it’s a creamy colour, but the monochrome brings out the texture (note especially the jagged edges) very well, I think.