The Australian bush…
An unspeakable tension fills the air.
Watchful eyes turn to clear horizons…
Clouds appear…
The mirage gradually shimmers into reality…

A bushfire rages beyond the ridge fanned by a searing west wind.
The Christmas tinsel hung around the porch flutters wildly as if sounding a quiet alarm.
An invisible aura entombs the body…
As if pressing you into the very soil below your feet.
Lungs that breathe in smoke, filter out dust.

The flag on the gate states proudly the owners are Australians… it suddenly grows still…then, as if bought back to life, it flaps madly in the opposite direction.

A fresh wind full of the aromas of the sea, breezes past sweaty faces on its rush to quell the lapping waves of distant flames. Pushed violently back on themselves they peeter almost instantly it seems into a smoldering heap of burnt remains.

It is the nature of the land out here…salvation comes when least expected… the welcoming Wind of Change.


“Wind of Change”
Photography, Artwork & Writing
by Holly Kempe ©

Sony a100 camera
Photoshop CS4 artwork
Charters Towers, Queensland

“Wind of Change” was featured in the:

  1. Image Writing group – Dec 09
  2. Inspired Art group – Dec 09


australia, bush, landscapes, moon, orange, outback, smoke, tc, tree, yellow

Inspired by the vast outback, pristine coastline and flora and fauna of Australia, Holly adds her creative touch to photographs taken in her travels around this wonderous country.

Holly’s work talks in colours and peace and shows a great appreciation and respect for life.~ Angela
Love the simplicity and composition …great colours too! ~ Robert
An excellent eye for strong, simple graphics. ~ Karen

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  • Paul Gibbons
    Paul Gibbonsover 4 years ago

    Superb image, love the colour and heat you have captured.

  • PBWright
    PBWrightover 4 years ago

    Wow, Holly! Such a beautiful scene! Such powerful word imaging! Very nice in all respects.

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulover 4 years ago


  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkover 4 years ago

    just outstanding work and writings Holly

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 4 years ago

    Wow amazing shot, I love the colours and composition, you can almost smell the smoke, great words to accompany it, a fave for me :)

  • Angie Muccillo
    Angie Muccilloover 4 years ago

    Magnificent scene Holly…breathtaking color and mood! The words complete this piece perfectly :-))

  • richiedean
    richiedeanover 4 years ago

    Great descriptive writng Holly, it brought me right there, the words were enough to create an image all by themselves …… very dramatic, exceptional ………….. :))

  • Xandru
    Xandruover 4 years ago

    Outstanding image, and the marvellous write-up emphasize the mood.

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacover 4 years ago

    outstanding work Holly! both matched so well….

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 4 years ago

    sensational work Holly, great image

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