Featured by Major Event 14 September 2009
Featured by A View somewhere….. 17 September 2009

Was on the freeway heading home from a trip to the Griffith Observatory about a month ago (July, 2009). We passed this fire about an hour after it started. Firefighters had just arrived minutes before we passed. The traffic was slow, allowing me to get the shots, and we could SEE the fire spreading.

The freeway was closed mere minutes after we passed! The fire threatened homes on the other side of the hill, but Firefighters worked their miracles and had the fire out within 24 hours. No homes were damaged, nobody was hurt.

This is fire-season in Southern California. There are several burning out of control as I write this (29 August, 2009), and all hopes and prayers are with the brave Firefighters working hard to extinguish fires before anyone gets hurt or any property is damaged.

Nikon D60
55-200mm lens
Shot through tinted windows on a tour-bus, so no CP filtration.
minor adjustment to contrast.

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  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisabout 5 years ago

    Wow, awesome capture, Ron!

  • Many thanks, Barbara!

    – Ron Hannah

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGabout 5 years ago

    When I first saw the shot, I thought it was a CNN live report taken from a low flying helicopter and I thought you may have become the anchorman on some news show and then I read that you took it from the highway through tinted windows of a tour bus! Well done Ron. Cheers.

  • LOL!! Thanks, G! If I could get that type of job with CNN, I’d be one happy man, let me tell you!!

    – Ron Hannah

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “A View somewhere ….”
    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.
    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Thank you so VERY much, G!

    – Ron Hannah

  • edenapper
    edenapperabout 5 years ago

    wow, very different but amazing.

  • thank you!

    – Ron Hannah

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtabout 1 year ago

    I lived in Simi valley, Calif for years, and can still feel the fear of these terrible fires. This is a scary sight!!!

  • We have a couple ongoing right now. I spend most of my time up on Blady and we live in mortal terror of fire!!

    – Ron Hannah

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 1 year ago

    I’ve lived in the L.A area my entire life & can remember many fire seasons. In fact,when I was a kid,there was terrible fire in the foothills of Sherman Oaks & Encino;it was pretty scary! Also one year my brother & his family had to evacuate their house in Simi Valley cause of a fire that,luckily,didn’t reach his house. Very Effective Pic!

  • Thanks, Robyn! We ALL need to be ever-vigilant during fire season!

    – Ron Hannah

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtabout 1 year ago

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    EdsMumabout 1 year ago

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  • Carolyn Clark
    Carolyn Clarkabout 1 year ago

    Scary!!!!! Great shot!!!!!!!

  • Thanks, Carolyn!!

    – Ron Hannah

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 1 year ago

    nice picture. well done in this challenge ;)

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