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.