Black Saturday from the air

More Smoke, originally uploaded by Shiny Things.

The scene from 34,000 feet, on SQ228, somewhere northwest of Bendigo. The entire state of Victoria was covered in a thick layer of salmon-coloured bushfire smoke. (It was much more impressive near Melbourne - I’m kicking myself for not taking some more snaps earlier in the flight.) The clouds almost looked like icebergs floating in a sea of smoke.

Also: shadows cast by the clouds through the smoke, and a nice snap of the view over Uluru from 34,000 feet.