August means mushroom season in the Colorado Rockies. Hundreds of Coloradans head to the hills to gather their share of edible mushrooms each year. A couple years ago, I started learning about our fungal friends, and started taking my camera along on forays, and the resulting images were a lot of fun!
Let's meetup and head to the hills to photograph mushrooms. At this point, I'm thinking of meeting at the dinosaur lots at 8am, and then carpooling to a prime mushroom location. Location is TBD, but likely locales include the Berthoud Pass area, Mt. Evans Wilderness, or Hoosier Pass.
Bring your macro lenses if you have them (a long lens will work in a pinch), 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.
I'm not intending this to be an instructional gathering per se, but will be happy to share my experience.
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 get your threads nicely damp and dirty.
After a few hours rolling around on the forest floor, we'll meet back at our vehicles and decide on lunch plans.