Friday, May 11, 2012

FSO Silhouette

This week's topic is silhouettes. Luckily I remembered when I was at my daughter's last week and there was a beautiful sunset.  

In the foreground is a Cabbage Tree/ti kouka which is one of the most distinctive trees in the New Zealand landscape, especially on farms.  They grow all over the country but prefer wet, open areas like swamps.  I've tried to grow them but I think my soil is too well drained.


 Last week I showed a stylised silver fern, New Zealand's national emblem, on the side of an Air NZ plane.  Here is the real thing, a tree fern, or ponga.  They grow in a variety of habitats, although they prefer damp shady places beneath tree canopies.  Again, I've had no luck with them.


I took this next one with the topic fences in mind for next week but am bringing it forward to this week.  I think it fits "an outline that appears dark against a light background" definition of silhouette. 



To see some really good silhouettes, just pop over to Friday My Town Shoot Out.

16 comments:

  1. Great silhouettes in the first one. In the second one I REALLY like that tree. Looks like it belongs in a dinosaur movie :)

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  2. great post. I still have your comment from last week in my inbox intending to send you a email response and here it is Thursday and haven't. don't be supprised if I finally send a note. love the fence photo.

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  3. That tree fern photo is just perfect, Pauline.

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  4. Good shots, all, but I like #2 best of all.

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  5. Love the Cabbage Tree, we don't have them here.

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  6. I love the sunset in that first picture. I hope you had a wonderful time with your daughter.

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  7. I like those silhouetted trees! Nice sunset :)

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  8. Beautiful silhouettes. Beautiful country.

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  9. I love the first photo. I like how the silhouette is framed by the orange glow of the sunset. Nicely done.

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  10. You may have had no luck with the plants but you certainly had with those silhouette photos!

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  11. the first shot is my fav. love the shape of the tree. nice color in the background also.

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  12. Between you and Libby, we seem to have a barbed wire theme going on here - but the trees (ferns) are gorgeous. Hard to choose between the first two...

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  13. the cabbage tree make very good silhouette

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  14. Absolutely beautiful. I love the first one.

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