Saturday, December 16, 2006

Victoria Bushfires

My four-day holiday at the edge of the bushfires turned out to be one of the best ever... had a feast of a time caving, catching the surf and bushwalking... and came back with some nice photographs in the bag...
These pictures are exactly the way they were taken... I have not enhanced their colours or edited them in any way.

The days were dim and the sun was a purple disk in the sky behind a thickening cloud of smoke...


when I set up the tripod at the edge of the freeway...



to capture some fiery shots...





driving by the 100km firefront






and taking in sights of the cloud of smoke that only the 600,000 hectare fire could create (and also the ash and black rain drops)...





the fires at a distance and the smoke covering the landscape...




a lone windmill seemed unconcerned about the advancing flames, swaying its arms in the wind and smoke...




with fire trucks whistling past in both directions with us scambling behind them...






but even with all the fires around them, people would still pay to eat fried chicken

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