This is, what I believe, a sago palm. Exotic looking, by all accounts, for a Pennsylvanian and that’s why it probably caught my eye as I was walking past it during my visit to South Carolina. I was struck by the sheer size of the seed pod and the fanning of the fronds which were perfect leading lines to my main subject – the very alien looking pod!
I know it goes against composition rules to center the subject, but that’s how it works the best so I’m sticking with it! 🙂