Trees

I was due to shoot a property early this morning further south from my home and the agreement was to check the weather first. Forecasts indicated rain, but you can never tell in Auckland. Looking out the window the sky looked amazing with some wonderful cloud shapes and colouration from the rising sun. I had to get to the park and see how the sky looked with the trees. Needless to say, by the time I got there the sky was a pretty uninspiring grey. The trees, however, looked magnificent. The first shot in this post is of a Totara quite close to the carpark at Totara Park. When I saw this tree I thought of a black and white image; great shape to the tree and the texture in the bark is so lovely.  We’re very fortunate to have so many beautiful native trees here at Totara Park.

Lichen laden Totara Park tree.

Lichen laden Totara Park tree.

Stepping into the bushwalk the rain started.  Besides getting me somewhat damp it did have the effect of washing the foliage and providing a glisten to the palm fronds.  So many shapes and textures here.  Next time I’ll dress appropriately!  Cameras were getting wet as was I, so I decided to head back home and contact the agent to check on the weather further south.

Rain washed palms and tree ferns

Rain washed palms and tree ferns

One more shot before I left. I liked the contrast between the bark on the tree and the soft fronds of the tree ferns alongside. This contrast needs more time to explore, but I was keen to get somewhere dry! Maybe tomorrow?

Tree ferns

Tree ferns

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