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Mushrooms at Exeter’s Urban Farm


Last week I visited the Urban Farm, a former project of Exeter Community Initiatives, in Exeter’s city centre at the invitation of the farmer, Lyndon Forster, to take some photographs of the oyster mushrooms nearing harvest. I had to wear shoe-covers to prevent my carrying in foreign spores, and a mask to filter out mushroom spores for my own safety.

I used natural light for these images. As three of the walls had end-to-end windows on a cloudy day, the lighting was beautifully even, and though it was darker than I’d have liked my tripod made up for the slow shutter speeds.

Here’s a few of the photographs from that session.

About the photographer

The Photographer SmallPaul Ligas is a professional commercial photographer based in Herefordshire, working across Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and the UK. Follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and connect on LinkedIn.