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My family went 4wding out in the area surrounding Marysville, (Australia) one of the areas affected by Black Saturday yesterday. I can’t describe the feeling I had as we drove through the area and townships affected. Still 1 year on and these people are still desperatly trying to piece their lives back together again. The devestation was widespread, and seeing it on TV in no way prepares you to the destruction that has been left behind and seeing it in the flesh. Each of these people that are picking up what is left of their lives and moving forward are incredibly strong and brave and tho it doesn’t seem much, have my sincere respect.

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Canon 10-22mm
ISO 100
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  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertalmost 5 years ago

    Wow what an incredible shot !!

  • thank you so much Kim

    – Fiona Kersey

  • Ann Evans
    Ann Evansalmost 5 years ago

    I agree Kim, looking at this has so much depth to it for me. Great capture here.

  • thanks so much Chocolat for dropping by and commenting :-)

    – Fiona Kersey

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunalmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous shot Fiona it really emphasises the devestation in the BW, not much is left up there is there… ,friends of ours lost their property in Kinglake,we visited them six weeks after it happened ……their property was still smouldering……………

  • wow Trudi….have your friends been able to rebuild at all??? the devastation is just so raw and in your face still…it’s quite haunting up there actually. Thanks so much for your comments

    – Fiona Kersey

  • CezB
    CezBalmost 5 years ago

    fantastic shot, so much depth and atmosphere, my hubby and I knew Marysville quite well, still so hard to grasp what happened.

  • thank you so much Cez I appreciate your wonderful comments. I hope that one day Marysville will get back to it’s beautiful self but I fear that day is a long way off….there is still so much obvious devastion around…it’s incredibly heartbreaking

    – Fiona Kersey

  • Karina  Cooper
    Karina Cooperalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot, actually makes me feel lonely looking at this. Well done

  • thanks K….sorry it makes you feel lonely…but I am really glad you feel that emotion…it means I captured what I saw! :-) x

    – Fiona Kersey

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesalmost 5 years ago

    Your co-hosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Rosej
    Rosejalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot – you really have captured the atmosphere…

  • thank you so much Rose I really appreciate your comment

    – Fiona Kersey

  • purpleneil59
    purpleneil59almost 5 years ago

    Beautiful textures and subtle colours. Well done – very inspiring

  • thank you so much….am glad I could inspire you!

    – Fiona Kersey

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 5 years ago

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago

    excellent ,cheers

  • thanks so much Scott for your support and encouragement…and the fave…wow :-)

    – Fiona Kersey

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