Wandering In The Woods B&W Photography

For the second year in the row I agreed to go to the same forest and harvest mushrooms, instead of a catch of forest goodies, I spent a few days finding interesting, eye catching elements in the woods.

Don't get me wrong, I did find some forest mushrooms (eatable), but compared to previous year's experience this was nothing much. See the same forest a year ago: Deep in the Forest, also see: Forest Mushrooms - Penny Bun & Red-Capped Scaber Stalk

I did find it interesting, once in the woods, for reason or not I tend to photograph with wide open aperture, probably because of limited light, but usually, I prefer tack sharp over bokeh. Once our forest wanderings were over, when post processing in Adobe Lightroom, again, for reason or not - I did find it should be awesome to feature this story from the woods as a Black & White Photography

Parking our Hoda CRV at Glade

Parking our Hoda CRV at Glade

By the way, we love gathering mushrooms and we are doing that even in Georgia, see: Harvesting Mushrooms in Georgia

Clean forest in Western Latvia

Clean forest in Western Latvia

It was hard to spot any forest mushrooms here, but after all, we got some chanterelles. 

Forest signs

Forest signs

Can you read them?

Moss covered bog

Moss covered bog

After wandering in familiar woods for some 2 hours, we took an unfamiliar road and discovered following scenery:

Remote country house

Remote country house in Latvia

Woods are great, mushrooms are delicious, photography in woodlands feels kind of complicated. But gosh, if you are looking to free up your mind, grab your camera, dive into the woods and start exploring. A Piece of Life!