- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-04-04 8:35]
Interesting documentation Bob, i hope you don't get any more fires over there like you did last year. Good POV and nicely composed with the tree on the left in the FG...still waiting to see your home made filters ;o)
Cheers and have a good weekend,
- azleader (931)
- [2008-04-04 8:58]
Lightning is a forest firefighter's greatest fear realized. And that fear has grown because of the persistent drought in the western USA.
Glad they were on top of the situation. Those situations can get out of control quickly.
- lawbert (0)
- [2008-04-04 9:11]
The power of nature you have displayed so well here with mans response to it being exemplary...I always wonder though about the pillocks with barbies that do so much more fire damage than mother nature herself.
A superb Post
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-04-04 9:41]
A nice capture of this jungle scene. Yes the lighting strike destroys jungles very quickly. A very good story behind the picture. Excellent composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- dkaved (2114)
- [2008-04-04 9:45]
An interesting note and something I have had first hand experience with though in different circumstances. During the heat waves of spring (Chamsin) and hot summer months, brush or forest fires are quite common around where I live and sadly a portion of the woods at the back of my house was burnt last year.TFS and have a good weekend.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-04-04 9:47]
This is something I am familiar with. We face the Catalina mountains and one summer, not too long ago, we watched the fires burning and saw the small planes trying to put them out. A scary situation - no one was harmed but a large area was destroyed. This is an excellent shot and a wonderfully composed picture.
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-04-04 9:57]
Hi Bob,very interesting pic and perfect choice of POV and the light to show perfectly that,thanks for the notee,have a nice day,LUCIANO
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-04-04 10:15]
We also have fires up in the mountains during this dry season, where the pine trees are. The state govemment has 2 helicopters to fight fire and some times a lot of people help to prevent it.
Nice image Bob. Your note interesting too.
Saludos My friend.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-04-04 13:17]
Hi Bob. Fire can be a very frightning thing but nature needs it in the wild some times as you explained about the fir cones . You took this from a safe distance but it travels faster than man. an interesting landscape picture . well done TFs.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-04-04 13:44]
in the North part of Québec each summer there is fires,
you did a great nature shot here, i will mention again
the fine POV that you choose for your shots,
i love that foreground tree that is doing like a frame
and giving another effect to the image, TFS
- warnzy (20)
- [2008-04-04 14:01]
It's difficult for us in the UK to contemplate these kinds of distances where never more than a few miles between the most distance of neighbours. Pleased to see the authorities were so quick off the mark and efficient, but I guess fires are part and parcel of the natural cycle in such places. Great shot with the sun shining through the smoke.
Have a great weekend,
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-04-04 18:16]
WOW! great shot, nice composition and point of view, excellent note, good sahrpness and colors.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-04-04 19:50]
I have witnessed a few forest fires in my travels the last was the Lynx Creek Fire near the Crowsnest Pass. The fury and speed they posess are scary, but from death, life springs forth. Thanks for this reminder, excellent work Bob.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-04-04 23:21]
I've great respect for thunder and lightning after having experienced some terrible storms as a child in the forested highlands of Sweden.
This is a very fine composition and a good record of the event. At times like this it must be very scary to live far out in the wilderness!
TFS and regards, Ulla
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-04-05 1:01]
Hi Bob, great composition with superb light on a splendid forest, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- angybone (7684)
- [2008-04-05 7:04]
Very interesting capture!
Different but you're know for being different - it's part of your charm! :)
Great shot, Bob!
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-04-05 8:07]
Excellent composition in this capture of the outbreak of a forest fire and a great note on its consequences, benefits and dangers.
You have an amazing archive of images from your part of the world, many of which are interesting documentation, like this one.
When I think about it, visual documentation was your profession, which makes you a valuable member of TN.
I raise my glass to that!
- arfer (0)
- [2008-04-05 22:49]
A striking capture !
A very well timed image to be able to capture the aftermath of a lightning strike.
Very good POV and DOF.
The details are well seen.
Wonderful scenery,the Washington wilderness is beautiful.