Baby Bella Mushroom

Sorry for the short week… hopefully the next one goes a bit better. And now, a scene related to a different kind of mushroom.

Pete: “There are five different types of chairs in this hotel room.”

Ben Stone: “Holy f**k! What are they all doing in here?”

Pete: “These are five different types of chairs.”

Ben Stone: “Get ‘em outta here, man. This is too many chairs for one room.”

Pete: “There’s a guy that works for this hotel, his whole job is to find chairs. Look at this one. Look at it, it’s gold, and red and it’s kinda shiny, shiny thread… unbelievable… it is beautiful. And it feels… amazing.”

Ben Stone: “The tall one’s gawking at me, and the short one’s being very droll. I don’t like them.”

- Paul Rudd & Seth Rogen – Knocked Up

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified

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106 thoughts on “Baby Bella Mushroom

      • Seconding and thirding that suggestion – what a great picture book for kids it would be!

        I had a bad case of agaricus bisporis once, but the doctor gave me a cream and I didn’t wear shoes for a couple days and it cleared up.

        • Sounds like fun…
          if only I could knock a few chapters out of my idea book first! It’s turning into an epic novel!
          Hahaha… I don’t understand why the grocery store doesn’t just save us all the trouble and put the agaricus bisporus right next to the pharmacy… save everyone a little roaming around time… :)

  1. Cool graphic layout and the detail in the mushroom is beautiful.

    And the chair dialogue! I do so like chairs. If I had a big house I might have a multitude of them, few matching and then take photos of them conversing.

  2. How’d you manage all those lines?…This beautiful mushroom make me want a pizza for dinner. I can’t wait so maybe a egg, cheese and mushroom omelet .
    Excellent work, Sig!
    Glad your back!
    Hugs, xx

    • They’re kind of interesting, aren’t they, Deb? Almost remind me of a radiator grill… or some other kind of mechanical housing in a way…
      Thank you very much, Ms. A!
      I sincerely appreciate that! :)

    • Thank you so much, Dishy!
      I might try something some day… but not until I’m better able to support everyone all my blogging / webcomic / photography friends who are put out such great stuff, too…
      (plus the procrastination gives me a bit more time to stumble across a few interesting things… fingers crossed, anyway)! :)

      • Opening an Etsy store is free, and fast. This photo is incredible. To think of all the time people spend setting up lights and bouncebacks trying to eliminate those harsh shadows – here, it is the contrasting element which sets the simple, but perfect composition off.

        Dude. Totally print and sell. It only costs 20 cents to post an item in your etsy store. My nephew opened up a site, while still in highschool, on “Letter photography”. He didn’t even take the pics, but a friend did. He was simply printing and mailing these out, and earned $200-300 a week - while in highschool, mind you - that’s an income of $800-$1200 a month, at 17 years old! It allowed him to go without a side job in college. He charged only $4.95 per print, plus shipping, and used his basic home-printer to produce them.

        Plus, you have a fan base here already to support your efforts :D

          • Watermarking… definitely understand why he’d want to do that.
            It definitely might detour some folks.
            Guess when mulling that one over I finally came to the conclusion (sadly) people will steal it if they set their mind to it. With the right software and a bit of time most watermarks can be killed pretty successfully. Staying low resolution probably helps. And if you sell a photo-quality print there’s your scan-n-scam right there. Almost seems like you can’t win for loosing! Although keeping the original as-shot / working files helps prove you are the owner, people can still be a real pain. :)

        • It’s funny you mention that, Spectra – I actually tried several lighting set-ups (and black / white backgrounds), but in the end, as you say, the simple solution grabbed my attention.

          That’s great, Spectra! Good for him! Wow!
          I guess what’s been holding me back is that I’m not really in a position to support everyone else’s work as much as I’d like to right now, so I’d feel awful about pushing mine. The other thing is I tend to be pretty type A about what I sell… I would never sell anyone anything I wouldn’t hang myself… which means pretty high photo-quality… and finding a good printer / learning how to use it properly (plus I’d be paranoid about getting prints shipped in mint condition). You’ve probably noticed I’m a bit… um… slow… so by the time I figured the whole process out I’d have spent a small fortune. Maybe someday, though… there’s no doubt your nephew’s story is very inspiring! :)

  3. A gloriously simple piece of art :-) Love the way you juxtaposed the angular letters against the circle of the mushroom!

    Sorry Bob – I’d have to ruin it PDQ by slicing the Mushroom and having a fry-up! Can’t resist Mushrooms ;-)

    • Thank you so much, Martin!
      I was hoping I didn’t over-do it with the text… trying to keep it simple and I wound up using nearly the entire Myriad Pro font family!
      Hahaha… I hear you! Tasty buggers, aren’t they?! I still have a few in the fridge (but not for long)! :)

  4. How do you increase the living space in your home ?
    Grow mushrooms in your basement.
    How do you expand the living space in your home ?
    Eat mushrooms from British Columbia .
    Excellent image. I think that Alphabet idea is great. Hope you expand on it. :)

    • Hahaha…
      sold! When does the truck arrive?!
      Thank you so much, sir!
      That is a pretty interesting idea, isn’t it?! My idea book is definitely not getting much shorter! I need to figure out how to work faster! :)

    • I agree, he definitely should sell his work. ( Even if I didn’t agree, I wouldn’t say so, I recognize that “wife voice” when I read it.) I will now go in the corner and sit with the mushrooms.

  5. Your photographs are always a fine treat SIG
    and with the added bonus of a few lines from
    Hollywood they add to the uniqueness of your
    Space :) Keep up the great work SIG :)

    Yes It’s Me, Not Really Back Yet But Catching
    Up In Between Doing Alternative Bits ‘n’ Pieces :)

    Androgoth

    • Thank you so much, A.G.!
      I really do appreciate your visiting any / every time! You are always so kind!

      Hope everything is going well and you are getting to relax a bit, too! Everyone will be anxiously awaiting your return after a very well deserved break, my friend!

      I hope you have a wonderful weekend, A.G.! :)

      • Thank you for your most
        kindest of thoughts SIG :)

        Keep up the excellent work and always push
        the envelope on creativity my good friend as
        your inventiveness is truly unique :)

        Be well my friend…

        Androgoth

        • Thank you so much, A.G.!
          And thank you for your great kindness, as always, my friend!

          I will try… sometimes I’m afraid I might be taking things a bit too far and wind up pulling things back a bit… but it seems like there’s a nice balance out there somewhere (and I hope to find it someday, too)!

          Have a good one, sir! :)

  6. And then I bet you ate it! Poor subject.

    I agree with the others, SIG. Your stuff is of a very high quality and could definitely find a market. Probably a big market. Have you ever tried submitting some of your stuff to poster and print companies?

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    • Thank you, F.T.!
      Graphic design isn’t my strong-suit, so it takes me quite a bit of experimentation to stumble on something I think I might like… although I do have a lot of fun in the process! :)

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