Smoke and Art

It is not so good in the state of Victoria, Australia. Fires are still raging. Though they are few hundred kilometres from my house, the smoke is all across Melbourne, covering almost all suburbs. I hope we get some reprieve soon. The air quality index (208) – per– for Melbourne has dropped to hazardous level and is now worst in the world.

These are few snaps taken during one of the many smoky days, last week I suppose. Landscape is in Black and White to get some perspective. The RED sun is from yesterday (13th Jan 2020) taken around 1900hrs.

All these images are untouched, original as downloaded from the camera (Canon EOS 7D).

Yellow Hibiscus

It rained yesterday after many weeks. It has been hard on the state of Victoria (as with few other) with all the heat, fires, and smoke. It was certainly a reprieve as the temperature suddenly dropped – almost 20 degrees – yesterday and started raining. It’s raining today too, but the smoke lingers :-(. I took the opportunity to snap few photos of the lone hibiscus and of those many water droplets. I wish I had a MACRO lens.

Wishing all my readers a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year.

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