Snooze Smoke 15th November 2019

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
  • 2019:11:15 15:02:46
  • 0.002 s (1/640) (1/640)
  • f/6.3
  • 500
  • 2019:11:15 08:47:31
  • 11.90m
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Shot Notes

The is the smoke from the New South Wales fires in Coopernook Forest. Although this forest was not on fire the smoke has been hard to avoid as it currently covers almost all of the North-East corner of the state. As I approached from the West I could see the ominous sight of smoke clouds billowing in the distance. Once I reached Australias main coastal highway (A1) it formed a uniform light blue mist. It also turned the sun a deep orange colour. The intensity was reduced so much it was like looking at a blood moon in the middle of the day. I found myself yawning and taking the odd afternoon nap. I think this is because, since I started travelling, my routine has included watching the sunset every evening just before I get into bed. The dim orange light filtering through the smoke must have triggered my brain into getting ready for sleep. Or maybe I was just being asphyxiated.

This post is exactly 10 years since I took my brothers’ advice to switch this blog to WordPress. I have never looked back as it is so much easier than creating webpages in Dreamweaver. This has allowed me to focus on my photography instead of bug hunting code.

Tomorrow I find out if all the repairs I have made to the van are enough for it to climb the Blue Mountains.

This image has been accepted by Shutterstock for Stock Photography and is available for download here.

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