Friday, 6 February 2015

Skywatching

This morning we woke to the smell of smoke from the out of control bushfires which have ravaged the south west of our state since last Friday. We have had severe thunderstorms and lightening is responsible. We are roughly 600 kilometres away from these fires but we are now experiencing smoke haze from Northcliffe and Boddington  fires. Our beautiful South West forests are ablaze. The people of Northcliffe and Windy Harbour have been evacuated. So far, no loss of life, a few properties are gone. The firey's have all been working around the clock and are all  exhausted , reinforcements have been flown in from interstate to help out. The loss of wildlife in these forests will be huge, they are at the mercy of the fire. Latest news today is that the weather conditions are at last favouring the fire fighters, but weather conditions are set to worsen over the weekend.
Linking with Skywatch Friday

 
This morning's firey sun rising

 
I took hundreds of photos of the lightening on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights with only a few successful. I was shooting into black sky and then the sky would illuminate as if it was daylight.





Above and below are shots from the front of the house into the street.


The pic below is from ABC News story which can be found  Here


This photo courtesy of the internet. The fire burning towards Windy Harbour.



Photo courtesy of DEFES.

 

10 comments:

  1. Linley I've been watching the reports and my heart breaks for all concerned. You did a marvellous post, and we are indeed a sunburnt country. Keep us posted.

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  2. Wow....your sky images are moody and ever so beautiful! Too sad about the brush fires!!

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  3. It has been so bad this season, thank goodness no lives lost.

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  4. What a dramatic story these pictures tell, and how frightening. I like the shot of the lightning and the little moon in particular. The last photo tells us just how fearless your fire fighters have to be and what a fantastic job they do. I hope that everyone manages to keep safe.

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  5. Great shots, which tell a scary story! Take care!

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  6. Such dramatic photos. The lightning shot is amazing.

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  7. So sorry to hear of your devastating fires. I have been watching them on the telly. We are in for another scorcher today and all systems are on the alert. Pity the wildlife and those brave fierys.

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  8. Sorry to hear about the fires and hope they are contained soon. Spectacular lightning shot!!!

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  9. It is a hard time for WA with the fires. I hope you and your property stay safe and that the firers can have a break soon.So sad for those who have lost their homes.

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  10. This all looks to be so awful. My thoughts are with you and your neighbours.
    Take care.

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