Purple Trees! And no, I’m not on drugs…Posted: November 16, 2011
Spring has spring down under and most of the trees have gone through their flower phase and are not covered in leaves. In this land of many flowers, I’ve seen many beautiful flowering trees. However, there has been one species of tree, the Jacaranda, that has absolutely exploded in the colour purple over the past couple weeks. They are so striking and many do not have a touch of green leaves yet.
I’ve been looking for a good candidate to take photos of with no luck. Most of the trees are by the side of the road with houses, cars and electric wires in the way of the type of shot I’m looking for.
Today I found a stand of 5 trees in a park in Penrith. As you can see, even though many flowers have already fallen, there’s still “heaps” (there’s some good Aussie slang for ya!) on the trees. I still haven’t found the perfect tree. I’m visualizing a lone purple tree in a vast field with no other trees nearby. But, you gotta take what you can get!! Here’s four different views of the trees with my 50mm:
I had some major issues trying to upload this post using my phone, so I’m not sure what that will mean to the experiment once I start traveling a bit more. It might just be due to the storm outside.