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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Victorian bushfire appeal 2009

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The photo you see here was taken in 2006. It is still vivid in my memory as 12 story high flames appeared on the horizon in front of us.

I did not photograph the current fire in Peats Ridge as it is a no go zone. I advise everyone else to do likewise and let the fire fighters do their job by staying away.

With loss of life in Victoria now reported at 138, and with many people surviving only with a shirt on their back the Australian Red Cross is running a “Victorian bushfire appeal 2009”. Go to their website and donate generously to help the victims of this horrendous fire.

Old man and red lights

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It took this old man a lot longer than the time alloted for green light to cross this major road intersection in the middle of Sydney. Luckily all the drivers waited very patiently for him to cross the road. It must be quite terrifying to know you are that slow every time you have to basically risk your life because the lights timing is aimed at young, healthy people only.