Bushfire Barrel


This blaze of gold, caused by extreme temperatures and a raging bushfire to the north, is an emblem of our times. There’s a stunning yet unsettling tension between the tortured sunset sky and the soothing contours of the breaking wave – the ocean mirrors our disquiet.

Kirra Beach, Queensland 

Canon EOS 7D, Canon 8Ð15mm F/4L USM Fisheye, 1/1600, f/9, ISO 320, Essex surf housing with dome port

by Darren Longbottom, South Australia