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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Sunrise over a fog embraced bush


It has been a while since I have posted any landscape photographs. An opportunity arrived this morning in the form of a dense fog and me having to drive my wife to work. The fog seemed impenetrable through the window, and in conditions like that photographs usually do not come out.

By the time I dropped off my wife the fog has receded a bit. Actually it lifted almost completely within 15minutes. It only hold up in the valley. Unfortunately for me there is not many vantage points in this valley to take broad view landscape. Except over the little field near a local football oval. And this is exactly where this photograph was taken.

Peats Ridge after a fire


According to the NSW Rural Fire Service the Peats Ridge fire started on 7 February 2009 and at 3:40pm and has burned approximately 280ha of bush land in the Brisbane Waters National Park. The rain over last two days helped a bit and there is not even a smoke coming from this sizable fire. The site looks barren, black and unfriendly. Similarly to the major Victorian fires there is a suspicions this fire was deliberately lit.

One of our friends lives on a property only few kilometers down the road and he said seeing the thick smoke advancing towards them was very frightening. I visited his property only a weekend ago and it looked very dry. I think most of the owners around the area are prising the Rural Fire Service as the fires here are tragedy waiting to happen.