3 months after the Victorian bushfires 09.
Kinglake, Australia.

May 2009.


black, australia, texture, rough, charcoal, victoria, bushfire, shiny, smooth, bushfires, kinglake, treebark


  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosabout 5 years ago

    So sad to see trees and so much more ruined by the terrible fires but it does make the perfect subject for a detailed close-up, wonderful tones and textures, well captured,
    Regards, Rod.

  • thanks for your comments Rod, much appreciated. There was a sense of sadness visiting Kinglake and the other fire affected areas but it’s great to speak to the people and see them re-building. abosolute resilience.
    thanks again for stopping by :)

    – Tamara Cornell

  • Lawrence Norton
    Lawrence Nortonabout 5 years ago

    This shot is a real eye opener fot the people wondering what it was like up there.
    Imagine evry wher you look being like this.
    I still dont know how the survivors coped but my hart still goes out to them.
    Congradulations on another great shot Tamara.
    I love the texture of the charcal.
    Have you seen the group All About Fire

  • Thanks Lawerence. I certainly hope it gives people a bit of an idea into what people went through and what they are still going through. It isn’t over yet. I grabbed a coffee in a local cafe and then stepped outside and read their town notice board- apart from Bushfire relief centre contact details there was mention of a funeral. People are still coming to terms with things and life’s far from being ‘normal’. Resilience.
    thanks again Lawerence :)

    – Tamara Cornell

  • p.s) thanks for the heads up on the group :)

    – Tamara Cornell

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...about 5 years ago

    Wow, this sends a shiver up my spine. So hard to imagine this as an actual tree. It’s hard to imagine this kind of destruction and devastation. Really great shot, it captures so much of the feeling of the fire without needing to show any more.

  • thanks alot Parmi for your comments and time to have a look. I’m glad it does give people an idea of what happened there and that it isn’t over yet. The clean up process is a tedious task and everywhere you go you see signs of clean up. The signs that life’s still not back to ‘normal’ is clear too with the town notice boards still pinned with fire relief centre details, and sadly funeral notices. I took this photos and my trip to Kinglake was initially to take photos to sell and all proceeds go to the bushfire victims but i haven’t been able to figure that out yet.
    thanks again for checking it out. Much appreciated :)

    – Tamara Cornell

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...about 5 years ago

  • Wow! Wow! Wow!
    Thanks so much!!!! This is sooooo cool! You’ve made my day :)
    Woot! woot! thanks again :)

    – Tamara Cornell

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 4 years ago

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