The simple natural beauty of a tree, looked up closely.
refitted Hexanon 45mm f1.8 (from rangefinder camera) 1/160sec
There is great variety of trees in my part of the world and the bark is most intriguing at times.
I particularly like the shape and texture of some gumtrees that shed the bark and reveal a smooth and colorful new skin. The "exfoliation" seems to be constant and the colorful patterns revealed are most abstract.
adapted Pentax-110 50mm f2.8 1/100sec
Often when having a close look I notice a miniature world of ants and insects that are often hidden to the casual passer-by
refitted projection lens 16-KP 50mm f1.2 1/100sec
And then everything suddenly changes; the fire completely alters the look of a once smooth bark and creates new textures.
adapted Kodak Cine 63mm f2.7 1/640sec
adapted Kodak Cine 63mm f2.7 1/60sec