Another day with the Pen-F. Did I tell you what an absolute joy this camera is to use?
The following images were taken with the diminutive wide angle Laowa 7.5mm f2.0 lens. It looks so cute on the Pen-F 😀
These following two large trees aren’t that far away from each other or my back yard, they survived being harvested in the early days of Hobart because of their imperfections for milling.
Both were hit hard during a rather hot “controlled” burn about two years ago. They should have been better protected and the surrounding area cleared. Both now have cracks appearing in their burnt out base and will be lucky to last the winter.
There aren’t many trees this size and age left in the area. They provide homes or shelter for birds, animals, insects and micro-bats and are an important part of the ecosystem.
These two were probably considered small compared to the trees that would have covered Tasmania before European settlement. There is a written account of a tree found on the mountains foothills from a group which included the first ladies to walk to the top. They took shelter in one that was over 12 feet across – INSIDE the burnt out base. One can only imagine.
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