Fire Miles

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    Marvels can come in many forms—It's a shame that such a beautiful thing as this fire can also destroy so many homes and burn a swathe through all those lives. One man, interviewed by the local paper, said that the canoe he built with his dad when he was sixteen was in the house he narrowly escaped this morning.

    Maybe the point of a marvel is to help us value our own lives more - to go back and build or preserve or create on that same level of grandeur.

    Here's my effort for tonight.

    Four Mile Canyon fire, shot from Flagstaff. Composition and processing inspired in part by antimethod. - A forum to rally resources and offer help to evacuees - Northwestern Boulder put on evacuation notice, high winds may bring the fire to our doorsteps

    Featured in Elephant Journal (link below).

    gblakeman, acrookston, dgrinbergs, and 588 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Forgiven! 44 months ago | reply

      This is an amazing shot! Love how you captured all the stars with the cloud of smoke!

    2. serff 44 months ago | reply

      Incredible capture! Such a dramatically different view of the fire. Thanks for sharing!

    3. jaxxon 44 months ago | reply

      Holy cow, dude.. 22k+ views! This pic went VIRAL! Congrats. :)

    4. amataiclaudius 44 months ago | reply

      A beautiful sorry about the tragedy though

    5. heathercapri 44 months ago | reply

      Photo used with permission for the "Put Out the Fire" Twitter theme available on -

    6. KCzarzasty 44 months ago | reply

      Great existing light shot, it's amazing the number of stars that are visible even with the brightness of the fire.

    7. Tulio Brant 44 months ago | reply

      Fantastic!!!!!!! My favorite

    8. Britt@ 44 months ago | reply

      Powerful image! At first glance I thought it's a volcano, before I discovered it's a forest fire.

    9. twoGiraffe 44 months ago | reply

      Amazing capture! Congratulations on Explore!
      Seen in the interestingness archives. (?)

    10. jarrodreno 44 months ago | reply

      dude. these are magical

    11. Rui Almeida. 44 months ago | reply

      great shot, congratulations for the explore
      Seen in the interestingness archives. ( ?² )

    12. dmp_1959 43 months ago | reply

      Great capture such a sad one
      Your photo is Awesome and Worthy of being CHOSEN
      to be in our Gallery:

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    13. SheriVan 43 months ago | reply

      Wow, indeed.

    14. dustin.farnum 43 months ago | reply

      Your photo is Awesome and Worthy of being CHOSEN
      to be in our Gallery:

      CHOSEN GALLERY ( Invited Only )
      Please AWARD one per post

    15. penspentax 39 months ago | reply

      Perfect exposure and composition. Nicely done.

    16. Said Nuri Tetik 33 months ago | reply

      incredible photo..congratulations

    17. ouistitis 23 months ago | reply

      Beautiful picture but sad event... I'm sorry for our friends and your loss.

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