Today is Day 231 of this year's 365-day-photoblog-challenge and we finally get a "day off", that is, a day when we can post whatever we want ("your choice").
And when I get to choose, I am always going to choose nature and black & white.
In a previous blog, I mentioned that I am inspired by Ansel Adams , who is one of the most important nature photographers and environmentalists of modern time.
This photo is my humble attempt to pay homage to him and his work.
I like the almost X-Ray effect and the extreme clarity of the sharp thorns against the pitch black background.
If you're interested here's the original in color: