Last week we experienced a heat wave in Victoria, with highest-ever temperatures being recorded in some locations. The intense heat led to many fires across the entire State, resulting in a smoke-filled atmosphere. Fanned by strong wind, the smoke drifted for hundreds of kilometers. For a few hours on Friday afternoon, while it drifted across our place, the combination of the intense sunlight filtering through smoke haze and cloud resulted in an eerie mauve-orange light that almost turned the landscape to sepia tones. In this light most things looked sepia, but the tree trunks stood out with strong rich colours and tones.
8 thoughts on “An Eerie Light”
Gorgeous pictures. I’m sorry that they came at a cost. I hope that you guys have cooler temperatures by now.
Yes, we do have cooler weather now – for a while at least. Often our high temperatures occur in February, so I’m sure there are more to come. The smoke came from a large fire in a National Park ‘The Grampions” which is quite a long way away from here. The wind happened to be blowing toward us for a few hours and when the wind changed direction, just as quickly as it had appeared, the smoke disappeared. Thanks for your thoughts. Lisa
I love trees and your pictures are terrific. The trees are gorgeous to me even bare of leaves. Hope you are having some cooler weather now. Hugs
Thanks Maggie. The trees do have leaves but there are some bare branches which I am drawn to because of shape or colour – or simply because they allow the sky to show through more clearly. Lisa
the raging fires are unfortunate, but I did enjoy the photos you shared. Sepia is a good way to describe it.
Thanks Jet, Lisa