My Sunday Photo for this week is titled A Hot Summer’s Day
It is the middle of Summer in Sydney now and we are really feeling the heat. Sydney’s beaches are the best place to find some cool relief on a hot summer’s day. They are also some of the most spectacular places for views.
This photo was taken at a secluded little beach, not far from one of Sydney’s busiest surf beaches. It is a great spot for a calm, cooling paddle.
In the distance is a reminder of just how dangerous summer in Sydney can be. An out of control bush fire in the Royal National Park has created the mountain-like black cloud. It was stunning to watch from my vantage point and it made for a great photo, but I also thought about what it must be like to be a firefighter on the ground, how futile it must feel to try and battle something so huge.
Earlier in the day I had watched one of the mighty water-bombing helicopters become a tiny speck, then disappear altogether as it raced off to fight the fire.