Criffel Grass Fire - 27th March 2012

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    Saw on news there was a hella of a fire going on just a few miles over the Solway in Dumfries.

    Went out for a few late night pics, none were great, think I left the IS on the lens which combined with a clunky shutter left less than sharp pictures :/

    On anything longer than a few seconds the fire line was clearly blurred, this thing is still moving fast!

    Watched for about 30minutes and in that time the fire line changed dramatically.

    Earlier in the day (5pm ish) the fire was seen mostly on the lower left portion, and by the time I gave up for the night, a clear silhouette from behind the mountain became clear, the moorland behind Criffel will likely burn for most of tomorrow if not longer.

    Usual copyrights in place, want a copy? > go to getty.

    dsfearon1961, RuthnPop, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. dsfearon1961 56 months ago | reply

      looks really ferocious, seen it last night from as far back as toll bar at dearham
      considering the distance and lens you got a good picture

    2. (Patch) 56 months ago | reply

      Nice, looks hot in there. Also I've just realised how disgustingly far away you live.

    3. Brick_Man_Photos 56 months ago | reply

      haha yeah, the far far far northern wastelands ;)
      Paris/Brussels/Dublin are all closer to you than I am.

    4. M.J.S 56 months ago | reply

      Bang tidy

    5. fastfall123 56 months ago | reply

      Mother in law had a caravan in southerness for years and we and the kids used to go there at weekends spent a lot of time in the area shame about the fire

    6. Jordan Mossom's Photos 55 months ago | reply

      Nice, I could see this all the way from my home town of Maryport!

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