Invasion

Lightroom’s “Auto” development button really punched this one up. It’s not a multiple-exposure HDR image, but it kinda has that look, doesn’t it? I think it fits the subject.

This is on the campus of a conference center in northeast Seattle. The main grounds are immaculately groomed, but around the edges you can find pretty much every invasive plant in Seattle, all of them growing exuberantly over one another. The foreground is Himalayan Blackberry, which will take over any un-forested spot if you don’t keep digging it out, and the trees in the back are covered with English Ivy, which will do the same in any forested area. Growing through the blackberry (not easily visible here) is bindweed, and wherever the ground is slightly damper is our local invasive ranunculus (buttercup). Topping things off is an invasive clematis climbing over the ivy. Who said you can’t find wild nature in the city?

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2 responses

  1. Deborah Gohrke

    Fantastic!

    May 31, 2012 at 3:22 am

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