I was going through my image library having a sort of semi yearly clean out of shots that I no longer wanted and re-discovered this photograph, which was taken back in May 2008 near Marysville in Victoria – Near the Beech Forest on Lady Talbot Drive. It immediately jumped out at me as this area was completely devastated in the 2009 Black Saturday Bush Fires that ravaged Victoria. As a result of those fires (in which more than 150 people lost their lives) this area no longer exists in this pristine, natural state. After the fires this area was nothing more than a blackened and charred moon scape, devoid of vegetation and animals. Now just over a year on there are signs of vegetation regrowth across the landscape, but it will be many many years before the area fully recovers. The boulders that bear the blackened scars of the fires will serve as a reminder of how badly this area was damaged in the fires for decades to come.

Where the Elves Lived


  1. Posted February 28, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

    wow, a gorgeous landscape, thanks for sharing this as well as the infos.

  2. bradtroyphotography
    Posted February 28, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for sharing. Solid long exposure shot.

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