Swamp Forms, Noosa NP.

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Swamp Forms, Noosa NP.

Postby Maris » 07 Aug 2018, 12:40

Swamp Forms, Noosa NP
Gelatin-silver photograph on Agfa MCC 111 VC FB photographic paper, image size 24.5cm X 19.6cm, from a 8x10 Tmax 400 negative exposed in a Tachihara 810HD triple extension field view camera fitted with a Fujinon-W 300mm f5.6 lens.

Australia is a place of extremes and even a swamp can dry completely. Trees that spend years partially submerged can develop adventitious roots that proliferate like knotted veins and arteries; very organic. These specimens of Melaleuca quinquenervia fell years ago because their huge bulk could not be supported by waterlogged soil but they did not die. Their aggressive grasp for life enables them to grow in any position. M. quinquenervia now demonstrates this same aggression as an invasive species in southern Florida where it chokes sawgrass marshes and converts open space into dark swamps.

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Re: Swamp Forms, Noosa NP.

Postby Mick Fagan » 07 Aug 2018, 13:28

This is really on the money.

Adventitious, has to be the word of the day. :mrgreen:

After seeing a reasonable amount of your work with the 8x10" camera and 300mm lens, I think it would fair to say you have that combination under control.


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Re: Swamp Forms, Noosa NP.

Postby Bazz8 » 10 Aug 2018, 11:02

Great shot Maris, I love it well seen and printed

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Re: Swamp Forms, Noosa NP.

Postby Walter Glover » 14 Aug 2018, 08:01

These forms seem to me to be anthropomorphic visual metaphors, Maris. Wondeffully seen.
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