Snowgum bark when it is wet displays the most intense colours, mainly red, yellow through to intense lime green. This particular tree started a project for the week of capturing the lines and colours of different snowgums’ bark.
About 10 years ago a huge fire raged through the Snowy Mountains National Park. These are the startk reminders of the devistation that fire caused. The snowgums are starting to return but the dead trees remain as a reminder of those fires.
The early settlers planted poplars along many of the roads leading into the Snowy Mts and to me poplars are the first sign of getting close to the snow. These were taken early morning right at the caravan park after our very early morning shoot
Snowgums are amazing, they grow at the highest altitudes in Australia and bend into weird shapes from the constant wind and harsh weather conditions. The colours in the bark are intense and show to their best in the rain. We photographed this area of snowgums late afternoon in blustery raining conditions. It wasn’t pleasant but we managed some beautiful images.