Works / Wood / Photographer / Educational / Features / glowing / glowingmushrooms / luciferase / mushrooms / nature / tedkinsman

How a Fun Guy Goes to the Woods and Photographs Glowing Mushrooms

Posted On: Oct 10, 2018   |   Posted By: Peta Pixel

How a Fun Guy Goes to the Woods and Photographs Glowing Mushrooms

I often hear my students lament about how if only they could travel to the rainforest they would find something really interesting to photograph. I tell students “look around where you live - there are wonderful things to photograph everywhere”. The photographers that work with local species often obtain shots that are unobtainable from casual travels.
One such example of a unique species that is native to New England is the bioluminescent mushroom. The mushroom grows from fungus and all stages of this mushroom give off light. When the fungus is found growing on logs in the summer, is often called foxfire. Foxfire is a phenomenon well documented in New England, although since most people do not go for walks in the woods in the dark, it is not talked about much these days.
The best samples of P. stipticus are found on fallen oak trees that have been rotting on the ground a few years. It is relatively easy to identify once you know what to look for. (This is the only mushroom species I can...

Continue reading ...

 








Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Lesser Ury, Nächtliche Straßenszene, Berlin

Lesser Ury, Nächtliche Straßenszene, Berlin

Private collection Date: c. 1920 Technique: Oil on canvas, 78.5 x 60.5 cm Source Read more ...

Xiaochaye Hutong / Beijing Qingzhu Architecture Design

Xiaochaye Hutong / Beijing Qingzhu Architecture Design

Northern yard birdview. Image © Jun Liu Architects: Beijing Qingzhu Architecture Design Location: Beijing, China Category: Residential Architect In Charge: Jun Liu Sewage... Read more ...

DPW Auction: Scarborough Beach Rocks - oil - 8"x8" - SOLD!

DPW Auction: Scarborough Beach Rocks - oil - 8"x8" - SOLD!

Read more ...

Original Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media, Figure Art Painting “Shaman VI”...

Original Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media, Figure Art Painting “Shaman VI” by Contemporary Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

Original Abstract Mixed Media Mystical Painting 24"x12"x1.5 Mixed Media on Canvas/Available Read more ...

Contemporary Seascape, Abstract Seascape, Coastal Living Decor, Fine Art...

Contemporary Seascape, Abstract Seascape, Coastal Living Decor, Fine Art , Stormy Sea, "Afternoon Splash II- Skillern's Seas Series" by International Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad

Original 24"x24"x1.5" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas The paint flow continues around the sides for a beautiful finish, wired and ready to hang, Signed on the side. Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Painting "ACCEPTING IT ALL" by Abstract...

Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Painting "ACCEPTING IT ALL" by Abstract Artist Pamela Fowler Lordi

Free shipping within the United States. 30"x24"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available $575 Read more ...

Basis International School Park Lane Harbour / ZHUBO-AAO

Basis International School Park Lane Harbour / ZHUBO-AAO

Campus aerial view. Image © Chao Zhang Architects: Zhubo Design Location: Huiyang Distric, Huizhou City, Guangdong Province,China Category: Schools Project Director : Qiao... Read more ...

China Resources Archives Library / Studio Link-Arc

China Resources Archives Library / Studio Link-Arc

© Shengliang Su Architects: Studio Link-Arc Location: Xiao-Jing-Wan, Shenzhen, China Category: Cultural Architecture Lead Architects: Yichen Lu, Qinwen Cai Design Team: Wen... Read more ...

Student work from Santa Fe workshop

Student work from Santa Fe workshop

I recently gave a 4 day workshop in Santa Fe, NM - two days of Geologic Abstracts, and two days of the Paper Landscape. Here is a small sampling of my students' work. They were... Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Painting "SPRING OF SOPHOMORE YEAR" by...

Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Painting "SPRING OF SOPHOMORE YEAR" by Abstract Artist Pamela Fowler Lordi

Free shipping within the United States. 18"x18"x2" Acrylic on Canvas/Available For more info, Read more ...