In Memorium

By: Kirsty

Feb 06 2010

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Category: Black Saturday, Daily Photos, extraordinary things


Focal Length:68mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II

Steel’s Creek – 7th March 2009

This is one of the very few photographs that I took

at the time of the fires.

I post it here in loving memory

of all those beautiful souls (human and animal)

that died as a result of the Victorian bush fires

on 7th February 2009,

and in loving recognition

of those who lost people that they love.

7 comments on “In Memorium”

  1. I think that the whole world followed that tragedy, as we have the earthquake in Haiti … tragedy, the human flip-side of comedy.

    Leslie introduced me to your site, and I have just spent the last 1/2 hour exploring your photography. You are very talented!

  2. Thank you for visiting Kate. I see that you are no stranger to wildfire (which we call bushfire). It has been a sad day here … I even had a little cry … something I realized I hadn’t done in the whole year since the fires. Compared to Haiti though it was not such a big deal. Apart from the comparatively small number of people affected, it is so much easier to recover and move on in a well resourced first world country.
    I have an Australian friend who is living in LA and I have been considering visiting her. After browsing through your lovely photos I am now definitely going to put Big Sur on my itinerary!

  3. Ah dear Kirsty – my fave photographer of Nillumbik and beyond! We’ll never forget and we never should. Fires came within 5-6 km of my house, but I didn’t lose loved ones or my house or my pets or animals – but I’ll never forget that day/night. I still haven’t visited the areas affected around here. I don’t know why … I will … eventually. Joyful travels – I’ll enjoy following them here. x

    • Dear Barb,
      I have been to Kinglake once and that was enough. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to bring myself to go to Marysville. I’m so glad it missed you dear friend. ❤

  4. Thank you dear – me too, but I don’t relate to hot summer days as I used to – I used to love the warmth and lovely bush scents – nowadays I’m always over-smelling for smoke! I sent some scanned old images of Marysville to the historical society there last year when they put out a call for old images, stories, articles, anything as my nanna used to go there twice a year for a week at a time in the 60s and we used to take her up in the FJ Holden. And my mum used to be up there a lot in the 20s and 30s too riding horses and generally loving the lifestyle up there. They loved ’em! xb

  5. Your photo is so moving, the randomness of it, the pink bulbs contrasting so powerfully against the black. You are right, summer will never be quite the same again.

    wordpress linked you to my site on the Icon for Redesdale

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