Pohutukawa leaves; double exposure. Image: Su Leslie 2019
Constant rain and high winds in the last couple of weeks have left many flowers looking utterly bedraggled, particularly the magnolia, camellia and rhododendron flowers I so often photograph.
The most colourful find on yesterday’s walk were the pohutukawa trees, with their mix of bright green, red and bronze leaves. Perfect for another double-exposure experiment! This shot was a bit over-exposed, but I rather like the sof palette of greens and almost apricot shades that resulted.
Alpine flora, seen on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand. Image: Su Leslie, 2017
Probably my favourite plant from this photo-shoot. I love that two of the leaves are a decayed. Tomorrow I’ll post a more “perfect” specimen, so you can see how gorgeously bright are the living leaves.
Alpine flora. Seen on Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand. Image: Su Leslie, 2017
My blogging week is looking to be a bit disrupted, so I thought I’d take this as an opportunity to offer something I made earlier.
I’ve scheduled a few posts for the coming days, with images I shot of the beautiful and tiny plants growing around the snowline on Mt Ruapehu.
I don’t know what any of them are sadly, so if anyone in this wonderful blogging community with more botanical knowledge than me does know — please share.
And thank you to the BBC’s Blue Peter for the title of the post series.
Image: Su Leslie, 2015
It’s gray and dreary here today, but bright colours always lift my mood.