TIME Magazine: Double Truck
On October 17, the day NSW’s bushfire season began with temperatures in the mid-30’s, strong westerly winds and humidity in the single figures, I’d begun the day in Sydney’s western suburbs, working on an ongoing assignment before a meeting in Pyrmont later in the afternoon.
When I left the underground carpark an hour later, the light was a muddy, golden colour. I drove straight for the place that I always tend to go when the weather is as much a subject as it is a factor in nature and hue of the atmosphere – the coast.
The light was changing by the minute at Bondi Beach. When the sun came out, it bathed everything in a steely, white light but when the intermittent clouds got in its way, the world went orange.
This photograph, taken from the south end of the beach, looking north at around 6pm, was published this week in TIME Magazine in all editions.