The day's fiery end........................! by Roy  Massicks

The day's fiery end........................! by 


We are now experiencing some spectacular sunsets – unfortunately these are due to the dust and smoke in the atmosphere from the horrific bush fires in Tasmania and mainland Australia.
Location: My garden, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Panasonic LUMIX – GH2 at 54mm, 14×140 lens, 1/ 1/6, f5.6, iso160, manual.
From a single RAW image.


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 2 years ago

  • Albert
    Albertover 2 years ago

    great shot…oh and the fires …yes….bad stuff.

  • Many thanks Albert for your kind comment and favourite. Yes, sadly it appears to becoming worse each year !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 2 years ago

    Great shot Roy. The climate is standing on it’s head The Aussies could do with some of our rain. 2012 was the wettest year since records began.

  • Many thanks Colin. Quite agree with you, our so called ’ Winterless North ’ is changing with more rain and cooler days. The South Island is now having droughts and hot days but also interspersed with flooding ! Never mind, I have my Ark half finished in the back garden……lol !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Rita Blom
    Rita Blomover 2 years ago

    Incredible skies and colour Roy. Breathtaking. I didn’t realize you would be seeing the smoke. It has been very windy for days now, strong South Easterlies at nights that give some relief from this torrid heat. Today it is forecast to hit 40c again and thankfully no hot northerly accompanying it this time. Hope the fire bugs are being watched.

  • Many thanks Rita. We don’t actually see it, it’s the particles in the atmosphere that gives off the beautiful colours. Sadly it happens every year now or whenever there are fires or eruptions from volcanoes !

    – Roy Massicks

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    Beautiful sky, very sad news for the people in Tasmania, my heart and thoughts go out to them

    lynn xx
  • Same here Lynn – we have our firemen on standby in case they are needed in Australia – we help each other out. Thank you for your kind comments.

    – Roy Massicks

  • jainiemac
    jainiemacover 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much Jainiemac – great to receive a feature from your group.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisover 2 years ago

    Beautiful sky Roy! It’s amazing to see such a red sky from the bush fires in Tassie. Very sad indeed! NSW is bracing itself for a record heatwave tomorrow. Take care. :o)

  • Many thanks Marilyn. Yes, it is such a tragedy with the loss of lives and homes and it seems to happen yearly now.

    – Roy Massicks

  • myraj
    myrajover 2 years ago

    Fantastic Capture Roy.
    (my thoughts are with those affected with the bush fires)

  • Thank you very much Myra for your lovely comment and favourite. Yes, you would have such a feeling of helplessness – so little you could do !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 2 years ago

    Beautiful colours and capture Roy ~ how sad it has to be at the expense of the fires in Australia .. I hope they get some relief soon ~ my heart goes out to them … must be a very worrying time,

  • Thank you so much Susie and yes, we feel the same way. The poor people lose lives and homes every year now.

    – Roy Massicks

  • teresa731
    teresa731over 2 years ago

    Aweome color.. congrats on the capture and feature!!

  • Thank you very much Teresa – I am honoured !

    – Roy Massicks

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