Wild View Yonder

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Monday, October 23, 2006


Fire is an interesting photographic subject. It is dynamic, behaving almost as though alive. It transmits light yet casts a shadow. Staring at it can be mesmerizing. It is hot. A camera can be damaged - melted - if brought too close.

A huge pile of Debris from trees cleared earlier in the year is burning. Though not apparent in the picture, rain is falling and has been, heavily at times, for the past several days. Everything is very wet. This effectively prevents hot embers from spreading flames to nearby vegetation and structures.

The stump of an old cedar tree cut down long ago burns in the fire.

The smoldering wood glows red-hot in this contrast-exaggerated image.

Wood cut from the cleared trees burns in the fireplace, warming my home.

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