Cathedral of Ferns, Mount Wilson, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia: tree ferns (Cyathea australis).
Cyathea australis, also known as the Rough Tree Fern, is a species of tree fern native to southeastern Queensland, New South Wales and southern Victoria in Australia, as well as Tasmania and Norfolk Island. It grows in moist shady forest, both coastal and montane, at an altitude of up to 1280. One of the biggest concentrations of tree ferns is in the Mount Wilson area of the Blue Mountains.
This was shot on colour print film, but I thought the image gained in graphism when the colour was removed.
No EXIF data, for obvious reasons.
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npecanhuk (78929) 2017-01-05 4:06
Truly interesting trees!!!
Very attractive picture!
Black & white, management of light, level of sharpness, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that I really enjoy!
TFS - congrats,
Sergiom (89387) 2017-01-05 6:17
J'aurais bien aimé avoir une idée semblable avant. Cette transformation en noir et blanc est remarquable. C'est sombre et lumineux à la fois.
everlasting (15510) 2017-01-05 11:45
An incredible conversion - a pen and ink drawing or a litho. Well done!
GyurMaster (7651) 2017-01-05 12:15
I think that the BW conversion was really an obvious choice here even I haven't seen the original version. Very spectacular. Goes to my favourites.
worldcitizen (9476) 2017-01-05 12:25
This is different and beautiful. I like the B/W, and the upward POV. The patterns made by the leaves are mesmerizing. Very nice one. :-)
emka (107925) 2017-01-06 0:13
I loved all the fern trees in Australia. Fascinating view of them. And I like this composition in black and white. Great idea to show it like this. Excellent picture from your deep archive.
Happy New Year Malgo
kasianowak (10621) 2017-01-06 5:49
Creative take on landscape and nature photography! Very graphic with your favourite high contrast it makes for a work of art.
I must say, I didn't bring anything as good as this from my brief visit to the Blue Mountains last summer.
Happy New Year!
abmdsudi (58336) 2017-01-06 18:45
Fern fronds inviting you into their universe!!!
A wonderful organic abstract which works so well and very restful in monochrome with a good tonal range. A lovely example of what can be achieved with the simplest of items. Delightful shot, and thks for sharing. Congrats
ktanska (29477) 2017-01-07 2:13
These ferns feel so strange, compared to tiny ferns that are found in Finland. Well framed view with the trunk reaching centre of the frame from bottom right. Almost pure black and white works well. The plant is quite recognizable, even though I've seen those myself only a couple of times.
BennyV (20767) 2017-01-08 3:09
A very graphic image, Will. The textures remind me of a woodcut or a litho perhaps. Interesting post, thanks for it.
Cheers & my best wishes for the new year
Noel_Byrne (33732) 2017-01-08 7:46
Your conversion to black and white has made a rather surreal image, the repeating lines and the broken light look great. Really nice idea. That's a hell of a lot bigger than any fern I've ever seen!
delpeoples (59896) 2017-01-10 2:20
Happy New Year!
I have a similar photo - also of the Blue Mountains, but in colour. I love the graphism here, the impressive contrasts and dappled light. Excellent vertical frame and composition.
CLODO (35956) 2017-01-12 4:29
First of all, happy new year
It looks like a japanese ink drawing with out any grey hues!
cornejo (47350) 2017-01-14 10:50
Hello Will, very good black and white photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition, very well captured in this beautiful image, with good clarity, light and quality. Great and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy Sunday.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.
ourania (51103) 2017-01-20 13:21
I like very much the absence of clear scale and the way the grephic patterns of the foliage fill the frame. Your composition looks dynamic in a vertical frame, the trunk offers a solid perspective. I like the definition of the leaves and how the light filtres through them and we get an impression of intimacy. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
- Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) (11918)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2003-08-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon T90
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Abstraction, Will's monochromes #2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2017-01-05 3:18
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