Across the Paddock

Across the Paddock

Dry land
Sweltering heat,
The perfect fuel
For a terrible summer

I took this photo just before Christmas, looking out across a small paddock while visiting my uncle’s family with my parents. They live in a small rural community north of Sydney and many of the surrounding towns and suburbs were surrounded by bushfires in the weeks after Christmas. Thankfully my uncle and his family were reasonably far away from it but it’s not hard to imagine the kind of conditions firefighters were facing, with so much dry bushland fueling the fires. Hopefully temperatures stay lower for the rest of the summer and the fires die out… it really has been hell on earth.

Photo and haiqua © CJ Levinson 2012-13

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  1. Your photograph is utterly captivating.

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    • Thanks, I’m glad you like it. I’m really happy with how it turned out in the end…the colours and the sky give it an interesting mood, and it almost feels ominous, which I didn’t realise at the time but is interesting, given how so much bushland just like it has been the perfect fuel for fires this summer. At least things have calmed down now thankfully. Anyway, thank you again for your lovely comment, and for stopping by. ;)

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