Macros and Mushrooms

  • August 10, 2014 · 8:00 AM
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August means mushroom season in the Colorado Rockies. Hundreds of Coloradans head to the hills to gather their share of edible mushrooms each year. Let's meetup and head to the hills to photograph mushrooms. Meeting place will be Squaw Pass. It will be real close to the Witter Gulch Road intersection. Bring your macro lenses if you have them (a long lens will also work), your tripod or bean bags to stabilize your camera, and your cable release. Mushrooms typically live where it's shady, and that means slow shutter speeds.

Be prepared to heel and toe it off-trail. I recommend that you bring along your hiking boots, rain gear, a backpack, water, sunscreen, and snacks. Mushrooms like it moist, so you might also be prepared to get a little dirty and damp, depending on how much moisture we have.

We can shoot for 2 -3 hours or so, and then can plan on going for a late breakfast or early lunch.

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  • John S.

    Thanks so much Debbie & Charles for setting this up. Great getting down and dirty. Glad to see everyone I know it has been awhile since seeing everyone. Try to get some photo upload during this week

    August 10

  • Carol B.

    Great meetup Debbie and Charles!!! I will be putting this on my 'return to' list!

    August 10

  • Carol B.

    Fun! Great experience to 'look down and close'. Something we sometimes forget.

    August 10

  • Bob S.

    Great Meetup Debbie & Charles. Awesome location

    August 10

  • Betsy

    Sorry, Deb. Woke up with a stomach bug, so I'm going back to sleep. Have fun everyone!

    August 10

    • A former member
      A former member

      Bummer .. hope you feel better :o)

      August 10

    • Betsy

      Thx, Deb. Doing better since I'm just not eating! Hope you all got some great shots for me to drool over!

      August 10

  • A former member
    A former member

    Always a pleasure hanging w/ this group of awesome peeps :o)

    1 · August 10

  • Stephen

    On my way running a few minutes late

    August 10

  • Kurt B.

    Knee still jacked up. If it amazingly gets better by Sunday I'll change RSVP back to yes.

    August 7

    • Debbie G.

      Bummer Kurt. Hope you feel better.

      August 8

    • Kurt B.

      Thanks Debbie. I hope I can get to the mushrooms before they're gone. Was really looking forward to this one.

      August 8

  • Loree K.

    Well Kurt you're not the only one who's jacked up, I hurt my wrist & elbow at work this week. Thought it'd get better but it's worse, It's my right arm so no shooting for awhile =(. Debbie I'm looking forward to another mushroom shoot!!

    August 8

    • Debbie G.

      Bummer Loree!! I would go up there anytime. Not sure how long mushrooms pop up, but we sure can try another time. Feel better.

      August 8

    • Loree K.

      I'm hoping if I keep my arm immobilized for a week it'll get better. I'm dying to shoot shrooms!

      August 8

  • Debbie G.

    Macros and Mushrooms is this Sunday. With all the rain that we have been having, I'm really hoping there will be an abundance of shrooms up there. If anyone has questions, please let me know. My cell number is[masked]-3477. Don't forget to bring water, bug spray, snacks (if you want) maybe a plastic bag to lie on incase its real wet. See you then.

    August 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to work again. Bummed to be missing it.

    August 7

    • Debbie G.

      Sorry you can't make it. If you get a chance, check it out, its pretty amazing. Unless all the mushroom pickers have gotten to them first.

      August 8

  • Charles P.

    Exactly where is the meeting place?

    August 7

    • Charles G.

      Charles the meetup is on squaw pass road and Wittner on the way to Mt Evans. I just checked the map and it is right on the spot.

      August 7

    • Debbie G.

      Its over Squaw Pass right at the intersection of Witter Gulch Road.

      August 8

  • Charles P.

    Is there a waiting list?

    August 7

    • Charles G.

      No waiting list anyone can go.

      August 7

    • Charles P.

      OK .. thanks.. I have three things going on and I would have given my spot up if there was a list. Not sure if I can make it.

      August 7

  • A former member
    A former member

    Elbow isn't 100%, so need to pass. Have fun!!!!!!!!

    1 · August 5

    • Debbie G.

      Robin I totally understand but will miss you out there hunting for mushrooms.

      August 7

  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks cool... going shrooning....yep!

    1 · July 26, 2014

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