Posted by Ross ANDREWS (Canberra, Australia) on 6 September 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Blown in the wind, these grasstrees are in Tidbinbilla, outside Canberra, Australia

My studio is the south and east of Australia. It’s the seaforest - a place to capture light on trees, rocks, waterways and across the skies between the sea and the mountains.
Images of the seaforest are my footprints and my visual memories of place and time.
Each image is one of my experiences, or the start of a journey. Each has given me the pleasure of a sweep of light and tone and colour that I've never imagined before as a painter and photographer. As in any journey, each of my images brings me an after-image of hope, trepidation and anticipation. Each image calls me back to the seaforest.
I think we haven't made our world ideal and it grows increasingly clouded and intangible. Journeys and art are attempts to find a way through.
Here, on the south eastern corner of the sixth continent, it's less clouded (dry humour). It's possible to restore much to its natural balance. Sharing what we express through our images and art is a step toward bringing this about.

Ross ANDREWS from Canberra, Australia

To all my new-found photo-comrades on aminus ... thanks for your support. I'm about to leave for Singapore and Europe with my trusty little Ricoh. I hope to bring back some images to share with you. I look forward to visiting your blog pages again when I return at the end of October. Thank you again - best wishes for your own photography - and cheers, ross

6 Sep 2010 9:15am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Have a nice time all around the world , I'm sure you'll bring back some marvelous pictures , See you soon , Phil.

6 Sep 2010 10:01am

@Phil: Thank you for all your comments and support, Phil. My big photographic targets will be the Atlantic Pyrenees and Sarlat and Verona. cheers, ross

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

very nice one

6 Sep 2010 10:21am

@The MaJor: Thanks, Major. These little beauties are probably at the highest altitude they can grow at - about 1000m - where it snows.

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

What a interesting tree! never seen before..
Wish you a great time on your travels Ross..good shooting! :)

6 Sep 2010 8:45pm

@Thea: It's always a pleasure finding these trees as they're so very old, Thea. We have somebig ones in Canberra outside the Australian National Gallery. There's info on them at cheers, ross

wolfen from Villefranche s/s, France

Une compo et traitement intérresant, un arbre insolite, bon voyage et bonnes photos !!!

7 Sep 2010 7:42am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

nice treatment! :)

7 Sep 2010 10:58am

Céline from New York City, United States

Beautiful b&w !

9 Sep 2010 10:48pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great place and great b&w image

11 Sep 2010 10:41am

Marie from FRESNES, France

beau noir et blanc.

19 Sep 2010 5:47pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

grasstree, never seen one before, have to keep a lookout for them, nice b+w...

25 Sep 2010 11:56pm

katalog firm from Czech Republic

great shot,nice b/w and details

9 Dec 2010 8:02pm

Deisu from Valencia, Spain

Buena elección de blanco y negro y también por la buena apreciación del movimiento de las hojas

11 Jan 2011 5:53pm

Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions from Ouarzazate, Morocco

Absolutely superb in b&w! Love it!

29 Jan 2011 9:32am


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