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.


  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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