The Black Saturday bushfires in central Victoria occurred on the 7th of February, 2009. The day had temperatures that peaked at 46.4 degrees Celsius (115.5 Fahrenheit) and very high winds.
I have started now exploring the areas hit by the fires, shooting from a landscape photography perspective. My aim is to explore the effect on the landscape and how it recovers over time. As is normal for me, my preference is to use my Canon 350D digital camera that I had converted for infrared photography with an installed 715nm filter (roughly the same as a Hoya R-72 filter).
The images in this first part were shot outside the Toorourrong Reserve on the entry road and on the hills overlooking it. Images were shot with my Canon 17-35mm lens and with a Lensbaby Composer. Comparison color images are shot on an Olympus E-30.