It is surreal to able to see an huge open burning with a huge high tension power tower in the background.
The burn struck on an empty paddy field that was abandoned due to months of dry spell along the old Penampang to Papar road.
The smoke was not the problem to the new Pan Borneo highway contractors and the lorry drivers spot drove into the smoke with no regard of their safety and health.
At other spot, the burn seem pretty close to the high tension electrical tower and it is not sure whether there are risk, hazard or interrupt to the power supply delivery.
It was told, the fire started when someone irresponsibly burn a rubbish. Then the fire spread so fast toward the abandoned paddy field. The fireman spotted just monitoring the spread with some attempt to contain the fire locally.
It is amazing to see how the fireman control and isolating the fire burning with their safety uniform in such condition. The dry heat sure really make it harder for them to stop the fire as the water vaporized so quickly.
Few days after these photos was taken, rain gradually started pouring and the long dry spell officially ended when the monsoon wind bring back the cloud to this part of the state.
Nothing is more effective and strong in communication and information transferring than a picture or a photo, that will spark various emotion and interpretation within the observers perspective and comprehension.
A picture or photos is a tool where anyone can use for their own purpose in their own self intention or bigger purpose in their direction and goal regardless it is for good or bad intention.
Compare to words, the intensity of the information are greater and with a smart phone size of display, anyone with or without proper education can understand or relate to the graphical information and create more emotional respond such as happiness, sadness, anger, laughter, etc.
Historically, there are many photos or picture that change the world especially those that published in the mass media such as the newspaper, video reel and now the internet. Many powerful regime has been brought down just by a simple image that unlike the old days, cannot be ignored or contained as they please.
That is why, a good picture is not dictated by experienced and equipment of the person but the ability to be aware and prepared for its surrounding and the ability to predict and be ahead in few seconds of any events or incident.
But, that is not enough because some of the best picture depicted in a very simple and subtle way where it is unexpected by the person who created it until time catch up with the information as it was intended to be.