The rolling hills around Flowerdale and Broadford, in my home state of Victoria, were denuded by the fatal Black Saturday bushfires in February this year.
This shot was taken in early June last year (2009), on a safe shoulder of the Hume Highway. I literally took this from the driver’s seat, with my seatbelt still over my shoulder. All I did was wind my window down and point the camera out as far as I could.
From where I was, I could see untouched old trees in the foreground, but barren hills in the distance.
There was a veil of mist over part of the landscape, almost as if Nature was providing its own anonymity.
I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F19, 1/1000 sec, ISO 200, focal length 108mm.