10 March 2017

Closer look at the bark

The simple natural beauty of a tree, looked up closely.

Flaking bark
refitted Hexanon 45mm f1.8 (from rangefinder camera) 1/160sec

There is great variety of trees in my part of the world and the bark is most intriguing at times.
I particularly like the shape and texture of some gumtrees that shed the bark and reveal a smooth and colorful new skin. The "exfoliation" seems to be constant and the colorful patterns revealed are most abstract.

Writing on the wall_c
adapted Pentax-110 50mm f2.8   1/100sec

Often when having a close look I notice a miniature world of ants and insects that are often hidden to the casual passer-by

Stick on bark_c
refitted projection lens 16-KP 50mm f1.2   1/100sec

And then everything suddenly changes; the fire completely alters the look of a once smooth bark and creates new textures.

Scorched trunks_c
adapted Kodak Cine 63mm f2.7   1/640sec

Charred tree trunk_c
adapted Kodak Cine 63mm f2.7   1/60sec


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