It always astounds me how a seemingly modest and brittle plant like this has the power to break through just about anything, nature always prevails. Added vignette top and bottom and did some minor blemish removal.
Plants uses water to do this, as you may know water can not be compressed. Plants can be compared to a pump, and as they pump water into their roots the pressure eventually gets so high that the surrounding material just gets pushed out of the way or cracks.
*Gold medal - In the Trierenberg super circuit 2011 special themes - "Natural Environment"
* 1st price - WWF norway 2011 competition "Nature in the City" Won me a Nikon D7000!