Ghost Mushroom Paradise
Wowsers. What a sight. Ghosts – everywhere. Who you gonna call? Well to be honest, I called one of the fine folk in charge of the Tasmanian Fungi facebook group to find out where these beauties were and was rather surprised to be personally guided to the site! It was amazing. I packed a tent and spent the night in a pine plantation with nothing but these glowing ghosts for company. It was great 🙂
If you are a regular visitor to my site you will have seen plenty of fungi posts around autumn over the years, and a couple of ghost stories recently, but this really was a whole new experience for me – a literal ghost mushroom paradise. There were dozens of them, and it was an utterly dark and moonless night.
I ended up shooting for hours (not as difficult as it sounds when each exposure was 3 minutes!) and did some experimenting with lighting up the scene, soon finding the camera really didn’t need much artificial light to overpower the glow of the ghosties.
The Tasmanian Fungi Facebook group is a brilliant place to learn about Tasmania’s unique fungi, make sure to join for lots of fungi info.