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Fire in the Hills, Lake Tuggeranong, Canberra

By BobinAus
Over the last few days a large bush fire has taken hold of the dry hills about 15 kilometres south of Tuggeranong township and Lake Tuggeranong in the Australian Capital Territory. The version shows the gorgeous sunset which accompanied the spectacular flames and thick smoke last night.

Today conditions have moderated and the fire has settled somewhat but as temperatures of 42 degrees Celsius are forecast for coming days the beast will probably rear into life again.

I haven't had much time for photography over the last three months and my motivation to take the cameras out doors has been dampened anyway by the thick pall of grey smoke that has hung over Canberra since the beginning of December. I'd like to thank Arne, Walt, Tony, Allan, Ivor, Fred and Jacob for visiting my portfolio and commenting on the few new pictures that I have uploaded there. Much appreciated!

Tags: Sunset Landscape Australia Lake Canberra Landscape and travel Bushfire

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29 Jan 2020 11:13AM
Two super images Bob, hope they end soon,
Fred.

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BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
29 Jan 2020 11:15AM

Quote:Two super images Bob, hope they end soon,
Fred.



Thanks Fred. So do I! The beast is too close for comfort.
Bob
29 Jan 2020 11:49AM
Spectacular graphic images of this tragic event Bob , hope they can get some hold on it before the next wave of heat & hope the wind stays settled but little time for that no doubt as already back into the 40s again down here in Central Vic from tomorrow. Stay safe !
Ian
rambler Plus
11 1.0k 17 England
29 Jan 2020 11:54AM
Nice to hear from you Bob, with two shots that hold such drama and worry. I understand your photo mood as I am struggling too, not a bad thing to take a break though.

Take care my friend, KenSmileSmileSmile

Saastad 1 16 5 Norway
29 Jan 2020 12:03PM
It is so sad to see and hear about this fires in your counrtry Bob.
I really hope they can stop it soon. I can understand that the motivation is sinking.
The pictures is great, as always Bob!

Best wishes,
Arne
29 Jan 2020 1:09PM
Beautiful colour and composition but the context is depressing.
29 Jan 2020 6:01PM
Such a tragic event Bob. The picture tells the story. Andy 🙏
richmowil Plus
11 411 2 England
29 Jan 2020 9:37PM

Quote:Beautiful colour and composition but the context is depressing.


I agree. Lets hope there is a change in fortune!
30 Jan 2020 1:06AM
A Hellish looking scene ...stay safe Bob .Best of luck with that beast ...made for an unforgettable shot.
Regatds
Walt
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
30 Jan 2020 9:59AM

Quote:Spectacular graphic images of this tragic event Bob , hope they can get some hold on it before the next wave of heat & hope the wind stays settled but little time for that no doubt as already back into the 40s again down here in Central Vic from tomorrow. Stay safe !
Ian



Hello Ian. Thanks for your comment about the picture and your concern about the fire near the ACT. I hope that Victoria does not suffer any more fires. Cheers, Bob
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
30 Jan 2020 10:01AM

Quote:Nice to hear from you Bob, with two shots that hold such drama and worry. I understand your photo mood as I am struggling too, not a bad thing to take a break though.

Take care my friend, KenSmileSmileSmile

Thanks very much Ken. I hope that your photographic mojo returns soon but just as you wrote, a bit of a break can reinvigoriate enthusiasm and creativity. All the best, Bob.



BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
30 Jan 2020 10:05AM

Quote:It is so sad to see and hear about this fires in your counrtry Bob.
I really hope they can stop it soon. I can understand that the motivation is sinking.
The pictures is great, as always Bob!

Best wishes,
Arne



Thanks very much Arne. This particular fire, along with many others, is likely to burn for a couple of months yet unless the drought ends soon. That looks very unlikely in the southern part of Australia. I'm glad you like the pictures! Cheers, Bob
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
30 Jan 2020 10:07AM

Quote:Beautiful colour and composition but the context is depressing.


Thanks very much for your comment Francis.
Cheers, Bob
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
30 Jan 2020 10:10AM

Quote:Such a tragic event Bob. The picture tells the story. Andy 🙏


Thanks very much for your concern Andy.
Regards, Bob
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
30 Jan 2020 10:16AM

Quote:
Quote:Beautiful colour and composition but the context is depressing.


I agree. Lets hope there is a change in fortune!



Thanks very much Bill. Eventually the drought will end but we're not counting on that happening anytime soon.
Cheers, Bob
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
30 Jan 2020 10:17AM

Quote:A Hellish looking scene ...stay safe Bob .Best of luck with that beast ...made for an unforgettable shot.
Regatds
Walt



Thanks a million Walt. Much appreciated.
Cheers, Bob
30 Jan 2020 8:50PM
So sad but excellent photography..Lin
BobinAus Plus
5 2 10 Australia
31 Jan 2020 5:34AM

Quote:So sad but excellent photography..Lin


Thanks for your comment Lin.
regards,
Bob

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