the orange carpet…

This image is very unique and pretty special to me, so I’m stoked to have it back.

It was taken at the Prom the day it reopened after the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009. As bizarre as it may appear, these colours are accurately conveyed here. The events enabling this incredible display were of course the fires burning through, which in this particular area covered in coast teatree Β (Leptospermum lavigatum ). This forms a reasonably thick but low canopy. After this was burnt a ground cover of mosses opportunistically sprang up making the most of the new found light. With this light came the heat of the summer sun and intensity that these delicate plants would not normally be exposed to, so it consequently got sunburnt to this brilliant ochre-orange colour. This orange carpet contrasts vivdly with the blackened to death trunks of theΒ Leptospermum.

‘ the orange carpet ‘



~ by Tony Middleton on March 2, 2011.

10 Responses to “the orange carpet…”

  1. That is quite a cool image with a good story attached.

  2. Hi,
    A beautiful photo, who would of guessed that such a beautiful colour would emerge after a fire.

  3. Nice one tony, the colours work well with each other.

  4. wow, it’s a very nostalgic feel isn’t it

  5. One of my fav’s of yours Tony, it’s great you got it back.

    • hey Ben,
      thanks Ben – I like it better like this at 3:1 as intended. I hope the trip is going well mate πŸ™‚

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