smoke gets in your eyes

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The G.O. and I awoke somewhat bleary eyed on Sunday morning after my youngest sister’s Friday wedding at Port Stephens. No, we hadn’t tied one on. Our muzzy eyes were more to do with NSW Rural Fire Service hazard reduction burns across the bay at Tea Gardens-Hawks Nest evident by the plumes of smoke we’d seen the previous day. The morning sun was a little hazy too.

8.45 am Sunday looking over Port Stephens
8.45 am Sunday looking over Port Stephens

 

[Smoke gets in your eyes, The Platters]

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18 thoughts on “smoke gets in your eyes

    Postcard Cafe said:
    May 19, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Great shot! 🙂

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      EllaDee responded:
      May 19, 2014 at 10:33 am

      Thank you. I wasn’t at all confident the point and shoot camera would capture it.

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    Vicky said:
    May 19, 2014 at 7:14 am

    What an unusual shot!

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      EllaDee responded:
      May 19, 2014 at 10:34 am

      I’ve never seen that exact halo effect before.

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    davidprosser said:
    May 19, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Quite an amazing picture and a fantastic record.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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      EllaDee responded:
      May 19, 2014 at 10:34 am

      Thank you. I couldn’t help but hum the tune to accompany my itchy eyes.

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    Miss Alister said:
    May 19, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Awesome photo, at once beautiful and scary. I had to look up this business of hazard reduction burns and I guess burning is a last resort. Hope that’s true. It’s very sci-fi sounding and–according to your photo–looking!

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      EllaDee responded:
      May 19, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you 🙂 The controlled fires are done in good weather to reduce hazard material which may burn during bushfire season – usually summer. The more they can do the better. Very controversial though. The sun and sky looked much worse than I would have thought from the 2 plumes of smoke we saw but it was very calm and good weather, so the smoke just hung around. Who can blame it. I didn’t want to leave.

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    anne54 said:
    May 19, 2014 at 9:59 am

    That is one stunning photo. As well as the effect, I love the contrast between the subtle pinky grey colours of the sky and the silhouettes of the trees. Hope the wedding was fun.

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      EllaDee responded:
      May 19, 2014 at 10:35 am

      The sky was amazing and we had a great vantage point from our balcony.

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    mybrightlife said:
    May 20, 2014 at 4:39 am

    What an AMAZING photo!

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      EllaDee responded:
      May 20, 2014 at 6:05 am

      Thank you. Of course I’ve seen smoky sky before but I think it was simply right place right time 🙂

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    diannegray said:
    May 20, 2014 at 6:08 am

    Very cool shot! I hope you had fun at the wedding 😀

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      EllaDee responded:
      May 20, 2014 at 6:11 am

      Thank you 🙂 Lovely wedding and weekend. There’ll be a couple of more posts… Port Stephens is a gorgeous location.

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    Richard Guest said:
    May 20, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Wow! What a shot!

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      EllaDee responded:
      May 20, 2014 at 6:26 am

      That’s what I thought… what a sky!… ooh, the [point & click] camera (on sunset setting) captured it 🙂

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    Kourtney Heintz said:
    May 21, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Amazing photo–it looks like an eye to me!

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      EllaDee responded:
      May 21, 2014 at 11:09 am

      I thought so too, and that it was quite unusual. I wasn’t sure the camera would manage to capture it but I think I had a good vantage point.

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