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after the fire II

after the fire II
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-08
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-19 2:22
Viewed: 2938
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Uncontrolled blazes fueled by weather, wind, and dry underbrush, wildfires can burn acres of land—and consume everything in their paths—in mere minutes.
Although four out of five wildfires are started by people, nature is usually more than happy to help fan the flames. Dry weather and drought convert green vegetation into bone-dry, flammable fuel; strong winds spread fire quickly over land; and warm temperatures encourage combustion. When these factors come together all that's needed is a spark—in the form of lightning, arson, a downed power line, or a burning campfire or cigarette—to ignite a blaze that could last for weeks and consume tens of thousands of acres.

Image taken in RAW, ISO400

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照的很夢幻 也很美麗 有一分淒涼的美麗
不仔細看還以為是中國的山水畫 很抱歉這說

Hi George,
Great to see a new image of you. Probably this one isn't so spectacular as lots of others from you, but a very interesting one showing the bushveld hidden by smoke. Unfortunately, fire is part of nature's game.
Best regards, László

wow, magical andscary, TFS Ori

Hi George

Its all about the photons as somebody rightly said, here their interaction with the smoke and dust produces such beautiful effect and colours. Need clear vision to see a photo opportunity through smoke and dust. Thanks for sharing something different.


Hello George,
Nice capture,wash like effect is really remarkable.
Best regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-07-19 5:02]

Hello George,
Interesting picture,a not very common subject. Amazing to make a most beautiful shot with a lot of atmosphere showing such a nature-destruction. But I know from my country that after the fire there is a lot of space available for new life.

Hello George
Is always a pleasure to see Your posts.This is no exception.Fantastic atmosphere,wonderful colours and a magic light.Fire is, despite the destruction a hypothesis of renovation.Thank You.
Have a great weekend!
Best wishes

Fantastic lighting and atmosphere George! A GREAT photo as always
Nice to see a new photo from you!

WoW great moment & great pic TFS Ali .

Nice picture though sadly in this case a sight of destruction


It is interesting to see beauty even in this devastation, a great compelling image.

This is more a work of art than just a documentary image after the fire in the forest, Mr Veltchev.
I have really derived a great deal of aesthetic satisfaction by admiring this image. A huge canvas of it would look fabulous in an art gallery.
Thanks, mate.

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  • sanjay (115)
  • [2013-07-19 7:35]

Hello George..Its great moment. It is just like a painting...
Superb Catch


Hello Mr.George,
Like an Oil painting.....
Nice to see still so many people in this earth who thinks about mother nature heartily.
Good depth of colour with beautiful interplay of light and shade all over the photograph,

Thanks for your contribution here in TN,
Kind regards,

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-07-19 22:54]

wonderful image and really scary while thinking of forest fire. nicely presented. tfs.


Some excellent colours you portray in the pic.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-07-20 10:05]

Beautiful image of a sad event. It is hard to see through the beauty of the photograph the terrible fire that created this seemingly scene view.



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  • sincap (109)
  • [2013-07-24 23:46]

A picture like a painting. The editing is incredibly well done. Everything fits together perfectly.
Best regards, Sincap

Hallo George,
A Magical photograph portraying harsh reality. Here you managed to capture this destructive scene with absolute clarity and a combination of beautiful colours. The thick smoke even dimmed the sun's rays. Great work my friend.
Best regards,

Wow George, this is perfect to hang on a wall! The combination of smoke, dust, leafless tree trunks make a spectacular image.
Kind regards,

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2014-02-09 10:04]

Hello, a really beautiful image. Pushing up the ISO worked well to capture the illusiveness of the mist and the trees.

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