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Mushroom Art for Sale by Artist C Ribet

One of the wild Mushroom Art Prints for sale by artist C Ribet at the C Ribet Zenfolio gallery section devoted to Mushroom Art and Fungi Photos. Click on the Mushroom art photograph above to be transported to the gallery section on Mushroom and Fungi artwork. 

I do not intend my mushroom art photographs and prints to be used for mushroom identification, and, although I am often tempted, I do not indulge in mushroom picking. In the final mushroom art print, I want to present an interpretation of the mushroom which reflects the state and environment in which I found it. This is impossible to achieve after mushroom picking for many reasons. Obviously, after mushroom picking, the mushroom is not in the environment any longer, but for many mushrooms even from the very moment of picking, the mushroom itself rapidly begins to change, spores are lost, delicate veils fall off and change shape, colors degrade (sometimes instantaneously). Even minor things change, which might be a part of a mushroom art print 'scene composition', for example, the colorful mites and flies (sometimes a blessing, often a curse) will often depart after mushroom picking. The subtle and delicate natural spore prints on the surrounding groundcovers are disturbed or completely lost after mushroom picking. In contrast to the 'invasive' nature of mushroom photography for the purposes of mycology studies and mushroom identification, mushroom photography for the purpose of creating pictures of mushrooms for making mushroom art prints is quite the opposite. Visit the online gallery to browse Mushroom Artwork for sale as fine art prints, photo prints, greeting cards, canvas prints and other artwork presentation formats ready to hang gallery style.


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Visit the online gallery to browse Mushroom Artwork for sale as fine art prints, photo prints, greeting cards, canvas prints and other artwork presentation formats ready to hang gallery style. While not the case for mushroom art prints, for the purpose of mushroom identification and mycology studies, it is perfectly acceptable and in many circumstances absolutely essential to pick the mushroom. If the mushroom is growing so that the gills are not visible, or if one needs to take a spore print, or if one needs to examine the base of the mushroom stem to determine if it is tapered or bulbous, one often can't do any of that satisfactorily without picking the mushroom. …

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There is no question that from a purely mechanical and practical standpoint, mushroom picking can make mushroom photography a technically much easier process. However, in addition to physically disturbing the delicate natural features of the mushroom's natural micro-environment, and risking inflicting physical damage upon the mushroom itself, mushroom picking disrupts the scene's natural composition. Most frequently, the natural elements present in the surroundings of a mushroom are what draw me to that particular mushroom in the first place for mushroom art prints. …

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One of the wild Mushroom Art Prints for sale by artist C Ribet at the C Ribet Zenfolio gallery section devoted to Mushroom Art and Fungi Photos. Click on the Mushroom art photograph above to be transported to the gallery section on Mushroom and Fungi artwork. 

I do not intend my mushroom art photographs and prints to be used for mushroom identification, and, although I am often tempted, I do not indulge in mushroom picking. In the final mushroom art print, I want to present an interpretation of the mushroom which reflects the state and environment in which I found it. …

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Sometimes it is best to use the scene's natural light, although this kind of low light photography (particularly under a dense forest canopy) can be difficult. Sometimes it is beneficial to augment natural lighting conditions with a remote flash or a macro flash to complement (or even overcome) the natural lighting and make the perfect art print. Whatever the technical details of lighting to get the pictues of mushrooms, the original natural scene composition which drew me at first glance is virtually always the scene which I will try to capture in the mushroom photographs destined to become

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One of the wild Mushroom Art Prints for sale by artist C Ribet at the C Ribet Zenfolio gallery section devoted to Mushroom Art and Fungi Photos. Click on the Mushroom art photograph above to be transported to the gallery section on Mushroom and Fungi artwork. Visit the online gallery to browse Mushroom Artwork for sale as fine art prints, photo prints, greeting cards, canvas prints and other artwork presentation formats ready to hang gallery style.

Many things which some might view as hassles are in fact what make the process of stalking mushrooms for fungi watercolor art appealing, while other difficulties and technical problems are and always will be just simple drudgery and trouble. …


© C Ribet 2013