off Mt Samson Rd.

I didn't have a tripod with me so we turned off the car and I put the camera on the roof. The trick was getting the kidlets to sit perfectly still for 8 seconds ;-)

See where this picture was taken.

View all photos taken: Friday, 27th July 2007, This photo: 6:03pm

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  • Pam Rosengren said:
    Well done!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Pam. I particularly like the headlights of the fire fighter's trucks through the smoke.
  • Misteriddles said:
    Wow. good stuff, David.
  • heidi_K said:
    When was it?

    I could smell something burnt in the city last thursday!
  • David de Groot said:
    Danke :)

    'twas this evening on the way home Heidi. This was taken right from the bottom of Cedar Creek Rd, so a good 10km from home.
  • D'Arne, Ming & Jack said:
    wow 8 seconds exposure ! Did you have to over / under expose or was the meter spot on ? Just curious.
  • David de Groot said:
    Manual Exposure Ming. I chose my aperture and then just increased the exposure time until the meter read 2/3 over exposed. :)
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    the city - esp the north side - is cloaked in smoke right now.
  • looby88 said:
    oooh er !! Have you had any rain recently only we seem to be having everyone elses, like 3months worth in one day......
  • David de Groot said:
    Alas no. The odd splatter, but nothing significant. Everything is pretty much brown again down that end of the road (our end is still mostly greenish).
  • David de Groot said:
    Interesting, I wonder if it's from this fire or another. There didn't seem to be a lot of smoke from this one today when we drove past.
  • ozczecho said:
    Pretty scary image....with the inclusion of the power pole you can *see* the fire encroaching towards human habitation....

    Congrats to the kidlets on staying put for 8s.....

    Seen in The Australian Experience
  • David de Groot said:
    Scary indeed, but pretty too. :) And yes, it was a minor miracle for the children to sit still that long.