Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

August 15, 2010

Toi Toi in the Winter Sun

Filed under: Black and White,Plants,Titirangi,Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 7:16 am
Toi Toi (Cortaderia toetoe)

Toi Toi (Cortaderia toetoe)

Toi Toi is a NZ native grass, belonging to the family Cortaderia, just as the introduced Pampas Grass. Here the winter sun is caught by the feathery flower stands of a clump of toi toi at the edge of the bush in Titirangi.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

6 Comments

  1. The fronds look so delicate against the dark background.

    Comment by Dragonstar — August 15, 2010 @ 7:27 am

  2. A great BW shot, beautiful 😉

    Comment by Gunsside — August 15, 2010 @ 8:34 am

  3. Light on feathery grass … always a delight … made special in B&W.

    Comment by joan — August 15, 2010 @ 9:47 am

  4. So good, how the different shades of Black ask your eye to move into the depths of the bush.
    Brilliant toi tois as well.

    Comment by herta — August 15, 2010 @ 11:37 am

  5. This is great Paul. The light is lovely and the way the grass catches that light — they work so well together. B&W is so much about light, shadows and contrast and you’ve got a real winner on your hands with this one.

    PS. I like your bridge shots, especially that first one.

    Comment by John McDevitt — August 16, 2010 @ 10:11 am

  6. I have a soft spot for grasses captured like this Paul. THey show the sun so well and the sun does the samne for them. Nice tones in this shot.

    Comment by Julie — August 16, 2010 @ 11:10 am

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