Australia Burns

© Brett Dolsen

Australia Burns

Uploaded: January 18, 2013


Taken yesterday afternoon as a solitary fire fighting helicopter worked to contain a blaze on a ridge 15kms south west of Wauchope NSW.This area of the mid north coast has so far escaped the full force of the fires across eastern Australia during the last few weeks.

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 1/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Brett Dolsen January 18, 2013

To capture the above image I was perched on top and the edge of the escarpment seen in the second image which was taken at sunset. #1509585

Brett Dolsen January 18, 2013

The third image is the helicopter dropping its load.It disappeared out of site in the distance for several minutes before returning. #10520899

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 18, 2013

WOW! Excellent story telling dramatic captures, Brett. Hope the fires are under control soon. #10520926

Tommy E. Burgess January 18, 2013

Outstanding capture Brett. I'm very sorry that you all are getting hit with yet another disaster. #10520934

Brett Dolsen January 18, 2013

Well records are being broken down here at the moment!! Sydney was around 114 degrees Farenheit today. #10520950

Colette M. Metcalf January 18, 2013

Amazing capture, Brett!!! #10520964

Michelle Alton January 18, 2013

Wow! The two fire images are journalistic award winners! Fantastic work and story. 114F is VERY hot, indeed! #10521018

Tiia Vissak January 18, 2013

a great story-telling image! #10521035

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 18, 2013

Outstanding capture Brett - All the best during this challenging time.... #10521130

Jack Gaskin January 18, 2013

Just watch yourself you know I'm sure how fast things can change around these fires and getting in trouble is the LAST THING YOU WANT ;o)

Keep Safe & Great Shooting

Jack #10521234

Bonnie C. Lackey January 18, 2013

Fire and water - we usually treasure them but when out of control, they fill us with fear. Amazing capture... #10521479

John Connolly January 18, 2013

A wonderful graphic series of images Brett! It wasn't the greatest day to be out fighting bush fires yesterday! #10521826

Ann Coates level-classic January 22, 2013

What an amazing shot. We had a lot of coverage of the fires in the news over here. We are also having our own issues with fires here too. Firefighters are fighting a big fire on the outskirts o our city right now. #10528654

Renee Doyle level-classic January 23, 2013

WOW!!! #10528921

Rebecca E. Komppa January 31, 2013

Great capture, Brett.
We had similar experiences last spring here. I am hoping our spring 2013 is not a repeat of 2012. GREAT PHOTO! #10548050

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