Commended Hawkesbury District Agricultural Association Show, May 2009
On the 6th of January 2009, the skies above the South Coast of NSW Australia were streaked with smoke. In the Moreton National Park, between the coastal town of Nowra and the highlands village of Bundanoon, a fire had been burning for several days. Being in an inaccessible area, it posed no threat to property. Wildlife, however, would be suffering the consequences of almost one thousand hectares of natural bushland destroyed.
This picture was taken on Gerroa Beach, just North of Nowra, a moment after the sun had set.
Technical stuff: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens, hand held @ 97mm. Aperture priority, 1/20 sec @ f22, ISO 200, Pattern metering, Auto Exp & WB.