Friday, July 17, 2009

Smoky sky over White's Bay



Sky Watch
Friday

Forest fires sending smoke into the sky, as viewed from White's Bay one evening. helicopters were called to assist with putting out the fires and we watched as the helicopter swooped down and dipped a monsoon bucket into the ocean to get water to quell the flames.
A quite large area of Pine forest was destroyed, but no native timber was.

15 comments:

J Bar said...

Interesting effect.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Guy D said...

Cool shot, thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Buck said...

Hope no one was hurt, but a very interesting photo.

SandyCarlson said...

Damn that smoke! I hope all is well.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Creative shot....Happy Sky Watch and have a great weekend

laura said...

I concur, I hope no one was hurt!
Very creative photo.

Karen said...

Looks a little bit like our skies at the moment. there is a wildfire burning on the other side of the city from me..

It certainly makes for colourful sunsets and sunrises..

Nice shot..

Anne said...

OH!!! fire is not funny, but a great picture you got!!

Nice weekend, from Anne in Norway.

Jama said...

I hope they managed to put out the fire with minimal damage to the nature.

Gennasus said...

Dramatic stuff.....hope they put it out quick.

Your photo could almost be a watercolour painting.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Cool shot. glad no one was hurt.

Kleine-creative-Welt said...

great photo - i also hope, that no one was hurt -

Louise said...

The smoke adds some nice color.

Marja said...

Wow how horrible whites Bay is one of my favourite places to camp.
This is not the first fire in that
area I think I remember passing many burned down trees on our way to that area

Janie said...

Interesting photo. I hadn't heard about fires in New Zealand. Hope it's not a trend. Smoky skies does make for great sunsets, though.