I was attracted by the rich colours and fascinating textures of this patch of lichen on a granite outcrop. There is a hint of a strange landscape, perhaps on another planet!
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As moths are attracted to a lamp in the evening, so photographers are often attracted to lichen. Why, then, another lichen photo? Simply because I like it – and I offer no apology! I am fascinated by the shapes, the colours, the mosaic-like natural patterning, the textures etc. It is just a very pleasing subject.
I shot this photo because I liked so much the textures and pattern, but I would love to be able to name the component elements, such as the types of lichen, the black dots, the pale grey etc.
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