12 September 2012

No. 1 Line midwinter

Rain had begun to close in over the valley as I drove back down No. 1 Line at the beginning of August, after a walk to the top of the track. Some paddocks had been grazed so hard they seemed little more than bare ground, gnawed and trampled. I couldn't help thinking of the devastation caused by the nineteenth century european colonisers, whose main means of farming was to burn everything and sow seed into the ash.

[1 August 2012, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 100–300 mm at 100 mm, ISO 100, 1/160 at f8. Lots of post-processing in Lightroom and Photoshop.]

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AJB said...

I know it's not the Taranaki but didn't you realise that 'One blade of grass is worth two trees'?

pohanginapete said...

Andrew, how times have changed.
Well, maybe not...