Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Toi Toi in the Winter Sun

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.


  1. Dragonstar

    The fronds look so delicate against the dark background.

  2. Gunsside

    A great BW shot, beautiful 😉

  3. joan

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

  4. herta

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

  5. John McDevitt

    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.

  6. Julie

    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.

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