Messing around with shutter speed, aperture, and focal length led to a happy accident when I made this image. It's a macro shot of some dew on a grassy leaf somewhere near Denali in Alaska. I just love how the dew looks like a collection of sparkly jewels.
I made this image during a family hike on New Year's Day. We were hiking Evey Canyon in the local mountains and got caught in a hail storm. If you look closely you can see some ice in the image. These mushrooms were growing on a steep slope just above the trail and my son pointed them out. I started taking some macro shots and soon found myself alone - everyone kept on hiking and I was off in my own little world. I must have been there for over 10 minutes finding the right combination of depth of field and exposure. I got completely soaked.
These mushrooms are smaller than your pinky fingernail. I'm so glad we found them because it's easy to miss cool little things like these in our daily rush.