I have now discovered something new to explore the boundaries of. Sadly, any creative talents I possess rely on a computer. Using a camera and a computer allows me to achieve and share some of the images I have in my mind.
Lichens such as, Lipstick Cladonia, are a barometer of the health of an environment. If the lichens in a forest are lush and healthy then the air quality is also good with very little pollution therefore these lichens are not really “aliens” but environmental indicators.
This particular greyish lichen has bright red fruiting bodies called apothecia. I like to use my photography also as a learning tool capturing the different images which exist in nature if you take the time to look carefully.
This was an image I took early this spring which I have revisited with some new software. I am on a learning curve again. It is a great age that we live in with endless opportunities to expand both mentally and artistically at the same time. I like the rather Gothic Victorian look that emerged from rather a mundane photograph.