... where it's not about the camera.
Now I thought you were in NC. Kudzu is a royal pest, but it makes for a lovely, sculptural quality to the trees it "eats".
What excellent, rich verdancy. What's the best advice for getting such contrast on a single colour?
Looks like the cover of an R.E.M. album
It does. Murmur, to be exact.R.E.M. is from Georgia.So that's what kudzu looks like. I always wondered.
(Hmm, it ate my comment...)Here in the Pacific Northwest we have wild blackberries that do the exact same thing. They aren't nearly as lush a green as the kudzu, but they do come with vicious, flesh-eating thorns.
That is so funny! I usually don't like kudzu, but it does look pretty in that picture!
Michael... I picked this scene (there are MANY kudzu scenes to pick from) because the light was coming almost from behind so there was lots of light and dark areas. Also, I play with the white point and black point in Photoshop to get the contrast just right... and I increased the saturation a touch. I was not aware of the REM album... I just looked at it and it looks like it might be kudzu in the winter. Kudzu is a fast-growing vine with large leaves about 6 inches across. It covers and destroys trees and whatever else is in its path. I've seen it before but NEVER, EVER have I seen so many patches and such acreage of patches as I saw in Georgia last week. In this photo, literally everything you see in the photo is kudzu and it extends to the left so far that I could have shot 3 more frames with no overlap.
BTW... as interesting as this photo is, as I was getting out of the car and getting my camera turned on, a herd of deer bounded across the scene and then a large raptor of some sort flew across it. By the time I got the camera up, they were all gone and didn't come back. I waited a while too.
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