Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Biweekly Shoot Out

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Oct 24, 2007, 10:53 PM   #1
Senior Member
Walter C's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Huntington Beach, CA USA
Posts: 7,902

Right now, with some of the more than a dozen major fires still burning, Southern California is more a study in black and white. A million people were evacuated, and some will return to nothing more than a scorched slab of concrete that was once their home. Horrific.

Fortunately, we live about 15 miles from the closest of the major blazes -- the one in Orange County that authorities suspect was arson. My daughter and her husband's home in Malibu was much closer to that fire, but the winds kept blowing it to the southern end of that community -- where it destroyed a large church and a famous castle.

About the only color I've seen of note this week is a reddish-orange moon glowing through the soot-filled atmosphere covering this end of the state. Even without the fires, we don't really have seasons to speak of -- so capturing one is a real challenge.

So, I went back to a shot I took last October when we lived in north Texas.

Attached Images
Walter C is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Oct 24, 2007, 11:52 PM   #2
Senior Member
smac's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Northern California
Posts: 6,103

Walter, You guys down south have my deepest sympathies. I have several friends that are down there fighting those insane fires. I saw one of them interviewed on the ABC news tonight.
I hope the Santa Ana's calm for you and they can get the upper hand on that mess.
It is a nice touch of color and holiday cheer at a very sad time.
Wishing you all the best,
smac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2007, 8:45 AM   #3
selvin's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 7,204


I've been watching the news and you Southern Cal folks have a bear on your hand. Many years ago we had a similar feeling when one of our volcanoes decided to reclaim some property on the Big Island and created a swath of destruction. The feeling of helplessness was sad.

Yes, seasonal color changes is going to bechallenge for us southern folks. I noticed the pumpkin patches in our shopping malls but considering howI revile against them as icons of unbridled commercialism in Hawaii I am going to have to swallow a lot of pride and take some photos.

selvin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2007, 11:15 AM   #4
calr's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 8,466

I was on the NASA website yesterday checking on the astronauts when I noticed they had video of the California coast showing the smoke plumes. I counted at least seven different plumes, three really large and four smaller ones.

This photo is beautiful--an excellent example of seasonal color with a Hallowe'en flavor. Good work.


calr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2007, 2:42 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 4,288

It is very nice to hear that you and your kids have been spared in this terrible fire! Nice looking fall display in your photo!

bhammitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2007, 4:48 PM   #6
Senior Member
nhmom's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Southern New Hampshire
Posts: 5,202

Walter, I wish you continued luck. Even though we are in New England, we are not spared the devastation. I have a brother in Simi Valley who has lived through this a few times in recent years. And, some of my coworkers have children who have been some of those evacuated. It sure can be scary.

Nice pumpkin photo.Good job.

nhmom is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:32 PM.