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We had driven out from our campsite to the top of the lunette where we had a view across the dark western plains - flat salt bush as far as we could see, but to the east there was a growing intensity to the sunrise. Initially just a slit of red, but it quickly filled the sky above us as if the sky burned with an intensity suggestive of what was to come. Then just a smudge of fire on the horizon that quickly became a blinding light that became impossible to photograph. I managed to get this shot off before turning away. A second or so later the glare was far too intense, and I was concerned I would damage my camera. It was my first time out with a new lens, the Pentax DA* 300mm F4, not your normal landscape lens, but I was pleased with this shot. Despite the fireworks in the sky it was quite cold with a biting wind, and after some more shots of the spectacular dawn we headed back to camp.
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