|(Ph. Dario Giannobile)|
Unfortunately, the strong sirocco wave that is hitting Sicily is causing very great inconvenience. Not only is the island subject to heat with temperatures that touch, and sometimes exceed, 40 ° C, but unfortunately it is subject to the criminal action of numerous arsonists who, in a coordinated manner, have set fire to large areas of western Sicily. At this moment the Moon is rising above the horizon but its red tints are not only due to the lower layers of the atmosphere but also to the glow of the fire and the interaction of the ashes. The fire hit the area between Piana degli Albanesi, San Giuseppe Jato and above all Portella della Ginestra where the monument dedicated to the homonymous massacre was burned during which the Bandit Giuliano fired at a group of farmers who demonstrated in favor of agrarian reform with the which they hoped to change the status quo of the landowner and mafia economy in force in Sicily. This photograph leaves a bad taste in the mouth because it associates the beauty of an astronomical landscape with the drama of the fires and the incivility of some criminals who have unfortunately ruined one of the symbolic places of struggle and social redemption in Sicilian history.
canon 6d, sigma 150-600 mm, f/6.3, iso 200, 30 sec and iso 1600, 1 sec