We are still experiencing our heatwave here. Today it is predicted to be 44ºC, and we have already reached 40. My poor cat Tiddles just doesn’t know what to do. We keep trying to cool him down, and I think he appreciates what we are doing.
The heat itself is uncomfortable, and annoying, but the worse thing about it is how terrifying it also is. When we have really hot days like this, it means thunder storms, which mean lightning, and then fires. There have already been lots of fires in Victoria, and with the worse day for winds predicted to be tomorrow. I have a massive park across the road from me that goes along the Yarra River, so we are also on high fire alert. It has never been a problem before, but you just never know.
The hardest part, and perhaps the scariest is that they are saying these are the same conditions that lead to the worse fire storms in Australian history, the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009 where almost 180 people lost their lives, and thousands and thousands of acres were damaged, and whole communities destroyed. No one wants to ever see that happen again.
I know people think we are being whinges, that the temperatures are not that high, but we are all living on the edge of our seats, it is a scary time to be in the state right now.
Now on another note, before the temperature gets too hot and I can’t work on my computer anymore, I thought I would work on another image and see what I could do with it.
I did an image a couple of years ago and I was curious about what I would do with a similar image.
I have always liked this image, but over time my processing has changed and I know a lot more about Photoshop now. I didn’t want to just repeat the image, but thought if I took another one it would be interesting to see what I would do.
This image was taken on the weekend, I showed it to you on Sunday and I decided that I would use this image.
The most obvious problem with the image was the sky, so I tried to find a sky that I could add to it that would help with the mood of the image. I have added lots of textures to the image to help give it an aged feeling. I think I was trying to go for the feeling of abandon.
There are problems with it, but I know the more I do these, the better I will get at doing them. I need to start collecting some different sorts of photos now, I think. Things that I can add to images like this that will help with that feeling.
I am going to put the images into a gallery now so you can see them a bit better. Take care everyone.