Yesterday I published some snappy shots of the massive fire raging nearby. In the meantime I worked on 5 of these pictures.

But first the 4 I shot when the fire went fully out of control…. Holy Smokey …



  • lauramacky

    Really great Herman b

    • Herman van Bon Photography

      😀 😀 😀 All shot from the front porch of our house and 100 meters further at the water reservoir where the chopper had it’s water intake 😉

  • marksshoesbyevamarks

    WOW, scary and beautiful at the same time!

  • Maureen Sudlow

    terrifying – amazing shots. I knew they were having massive fires in Australia, but I hadn’t heard about the South African ones…

    • Herman van Bon Photography

      As in Australia the vegetation in this part of South Africa has to burn every that many years in order to scarify the seeds for germination. The Overberg region is where the proteas (globally sold by florists) and other ‘fynbos’ plants originate from. 😉

      • Maureen Sudlow

        and of course that wasn’t a problem before human settlement… Love proteas

  • Chas Spain

    Hope everyone is OK where you are. Not a good year here for fires and the summer is only just beginning.

    • Herman van Bon Photography

      Every Summer is the same in parts of the Western Cape where the natural vegetation is ‘fynbos’ (Proteas, etc.). Fynbos seeds need fire (scarifying) for germination. 😉

  • newsferret

    Was terrible smelling the fire in a slight smoke haze here in Cape Town abd not knowing where it was until the news broke.Glad you are safe.

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