A highly evocative gothic scene photographed across the 'rainforest' on a winter evening is dependent for its effect on 'borrowed' landscape with the house in the distance doubling up as a mysterious haze-covered castle. The bare branches of the plane tree in the street seem almost alive while the Chusan Palms emanate menace and evil. In the foreground, a Phormium threateningly sits on a mound devouring a helpless smaller plant. The landscape is from a totally forgotten and distant land - Torquay.
© Maciej Pomian-Srzednicki, 2008
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Evocative midwinter scene

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