Interrupting my WA travelogue to remember the victims of bushfires.
The bush fire season has arrived very early in the regions surrounding Sydney. On Thursday over 200 houses were lost, mostly in the Blue Mountains. Nearer where I live 2 houses have been lost in the small village of Balmoral. So far just one life lost.
On Friday the winds changed to the north blowing the smoke down our way resulting in this amazingly red sunset last night - no colour adjustment needed.
More hot windy days are coming over the next week so the danger isn't over yet.
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mcmtanyel (5295) 2013-10-19 21:30
Brush fires seem to be taking a toll recently. Earlier this summer, I was in Colorado that had suffered out of control fires that devastated hundreds of homes. The evening I arrived at my hotel, I could still breathe the smell of the fires.
I love the red sky and the silhouette of the bush. Well seen and nicely rendered.
daddo (20645) 2013-10-20 2:22
Hi Ian. Heard the news and am familiar with the whole thing. I too took a few shots of similar type when fires were burning a few hundred metres from my home in the Dandenongs.I even posted pictures of firemen at work. Already our papers have identified high danger zones in the area since spring rains have made the grass grow high. I hope there are no more losses of property in your state. Lucky really that no lives have been lost. All the best. Klaudio.
jhm (128073) 2013-10-21 2:44
This is real perfect taken with the sun around the pink colours.
Also nice contrast with the dark branches
Excellent composition and good photo work.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
- Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifege) (9909)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax SMC DA* 50-135mm f2.8 ED (IF) SDM
- Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-19 21:05