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Bleak Decca
23-JAN-2013 Alexander S. Howen

Bleak Decca

Wyangala Dam area, NSW, Australia

On 23 Jan 2013 the Mittagong Brigade was part of a Strike Team (group of five crews and fire fighting appliances) which were sent to the hills around the Wyangala Dam to fight a ferocious wildfire probably started by a lightning strike. This fire was offically known as the "Decca fire". I was part of the Mittagong crew which spent 26 hours away on this job.

I photographed this image from the Mittagong truck. Although converted to grayscale, I hope this image conveys how bleak and tough was the terrain in that area, particularly after the fire had passed. I will be posting more images from this fire.


Canon PowerShot S90
1/640s f/4.0 at 6.0mm iso100 full exif

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Mary Bowles29-Mar-2013 17:33
Outstanding image, and a marvellous description.
Your choice to render the image in mono underlines the devastation.
Hope you are rested now.
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