This abstract image was recorded in the forests of south west Western Australia after the recent bushfires.

The tree trunks are blackened with ash and the ground is a deep ochre colour with all plants burnt away from the topsoil. The gold is the late afternoon sunlight. These colours; Black, Gold and Ochre are the colours of the Ozzie outback and the colours of the Austraian Aboriginal flag.

The green patches are new growth on the trees transforming them into stunningly beautiful new life, energy and regrowth.


abstract, black, australia, forest, green, fire, wa, bushfire, ochre, westernaustralia, bridgetown


  • Adrian Paul
    Adrian Paulabout 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS! – This work has been featured in the ‘Western Australia’ group

  • Thank you for your kind words. I’m pleased to be featured in the WA group, there is some very fine work there.

    – Bob Johnson

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98about 5 years ago

    Great work Bob and I join with Adrian in congratulating you on the feature. Peter

  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekabout 5 years ago

    Very nice work and congratulations Bob ;)

  • Louise Mann
    Louise Mannabout 5 years ago

    Nice one Bob!! cheers, Louise

  • Thanks Louise.

    You know that you are the person who inspired me to try this approach. I am currently on a wonderous journey as I explore what has always attracted me – colour and soft shapes. I am trying to de-emphasise the detail and substance which have never held my attention. (although I used to try and record such details in my images)

    – Bob Johnson

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago


  • muzza22au
    muzza22auabout 5 years ago

    An excellent piece of work and very creative.

  • enchantedImages
    enchantedImagesabout 5 years ago

    I love the softness of it. Without the detail it holds my attention longer.

  • YesYesYes
    YesYesYesabout 5 years ago

    I love this photo…very interesting and painterly. In fact, I want to paint this NOW. No worries though, if I do, I’ll credit you for the inspiration.

  • Robert C Richmond
    Robert C Richmondabout 5 years ago

    Thank you for the description to add meaning to this appealing piece.

  • Liv Stockley
    Liv Stockleyabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous imagery :-)))

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