Some memories never fade by Colleen Milburn

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Taken in Bendigo on 8 February 2009, the day after the Victorian bushfires that has since become known as Black Saturday.

Image taken with Motorola V9 mobile phone camera and post-processed in Photoshop CS4.



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I am an Australian photographer and digital artist.

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  • Songmistress
    Songmistressover 4 years ago

    Moody, sad, intriguing. I really like the sepia tones here, Colleen.

  • Thanks so much, SM :))

    – Colleen Milburn

  • terugvanver
    terugvanverover 4 years ago

    great HDR processing

  • No HDR – just some processing in PS. Thank you, Henk :))

    – Colleen Milburn

  • DoreenPhillips
    DoreenPhillipsover 4 years ago

    Wow…..Colleen……You are so good at your processing……..a scene from a movie for sure…True to life as well :(……………..xxxx

  • That’s what I thought, too – like from an old film. Thanks so much, darling girl – I’m happy you like this xox

    – Colleen Milburn

  • JennyMac
    JennyMacover 4 years ago

    Great work Colleen…. I’m with songmistress…. it is very sad and so unreal…

  • Sad, indeed – thank you, JennyMac :))

    – Colleen Milburn

  • Quinn000
    Quinn000over 4 years ago

    Oh…this is fabulous!!!

  • Thank you, Gina! :))

    – Colleen Milburn

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearover 4 years ago

    what a sad shot Colleen, almost a year now – wow ;) TK ♥

  • Yes, it’s hard to believe it’s going on one year – thank you, TK xo

    – Colleen Milburn

  • simoneb
    simonebover 4 years ago

    Very emotional image Colleen

  • Hi Simone – on the Sunday I was still somewhat shell-shocked (my sister and kids were evacuated), and took many photos around where she lived (still lives). The fully impact had not hit me at that stage, it was all extremely surreal – I will never forget it. One of the things that stood out for me was how grey everything was – it was bizarre – and everything was so quiet. I’m glad you like this, sweetie – thank you :)

    – Colleen Milburn

  • Digital-Art
    Digital-Artover 4 years ago

    wonderful creation

  • Thank you, Digital-Art :))

    – Colleen Milburn

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordover 4 years ago

    Amazing work here Colleen, this has an intriguing, eerie, almost surreal cinematic feel to it – can’t believe nearly a year has past, such a devastating time!

  • I know, it’s incredible that nearly a year has passed, and so devastating, indeed. And, yes, I was happy with how this image turned out like this, with its filmic (is that a word? lol) qualities. Thank you, sweetie :))

    – Colleen Milburn

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago


  • Thank you, Scott :))

    – Colleen Milburn

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