Shadow Lake Fire, Oregon

All over Oregon fires have been burning our dense forests into ash. Bringing thick blankets of smoke into the cities and turning the skies into an ugly white. I first drove by this fire, outside of Sisters, on my move back to Eugene. It was just a small patch of smoke billowing in the air. The fire has grown tremendously and now is nearly 10,000 acres. It is hard to see Mt. Washington out there during the day, but at night the camera brings out the details in the fire. Driving over highway 126, almost all the recreational trails are closed. The majority closed off for safety and for fire crews to camp at. It is crazy to think, three weeks ago what you see on fire now was full of trees and wildflowers. Officials say the smoke in Central Oregon has reached unhealthy or hazardous conditions.

 

I haven't had time to use my camera lately. Moving has kept me busy over the past couple weeks. Hopefully I can get out and explore some new places in the valley soon. Have a good week.

  • Berit Watkin PRO 4y

    Amazing!
  • Tim Gallivan 4y

    Seriously cool shot, Skyler. I've always wanted to shoot a wildfire around here.
  • Alberto Giomix 4y

    Wonderful.
  • farissshafee II 4y

    great capture
  • steve199021 4y

    wow!!! Awesome photo!!!!
  • Jeramya Stephens 4y

    Wow, what a bummer! This fire season came on late and fierce! Great shot though Skyler, as always...
  • maryanne 4y

    hurt me~!
  • maryanne 4y

    oh and cool shot
  • JR 4y

    tragic but beautiful!!!
  • Davide 4y

    The End of World :(
    Wonderful Shot!
  • Bill 4y

    perfection !!!!!!
  • Matt Abinante PRO 4y

    Thats a bummer. I was flying back from southern california over labor day and saw a fire burning next to Crater lake
  • Ben Jones PRO 4y

    Great shot. Nice composition and detail here.
  • et078 4y

    Another one Explored... Congratulations! Very nice shot, BTW... :)
  • JG Swail 4y

    Such drama and devastation. Great image
  • Chris Ten Eyck 4y

    Amazing shot.
  • Fireprooof101 3y

    Brings back memories, i got to spend nearly a month working on putting that fire out.
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  • mo C 1y

    Woah.
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Taken on September 12, 2011
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