24.10.07

the firey update

Things have settled down here a little in the last 24hrs, the fire is sill raging, but not so close to our house anymore. The lake right next to our house had 4 different helicopters draining water from it all day from 9 - 5pm, with a helicopter flying 100ft above our house, rattling the windows every two minutes, all day! I am happy that they had the right conditions to work in, but the noise was unbearable and worked down the road at the church for most of the day.
It's 11:00pm here and I just ducked my head outside as there were plenty of helicopters right above our house, it turns out it was all the 11pm news-crew helicopters and they took off right at 11:30pm. As I was outside the fire was glowing bright, so I grabbed the camera and tripod and took a few shots from right outside our driveway. Looking at the photos, the fire was actually on the closer mountain ridge last nigt. Here are some shots of the fire, as well as the helicopters in the morning.





This last shot was taken with a 300mm zoom lens from about 6 miles (10kms) from the actual fire... that makes those some big flames!

1 comment:

Alli Hibb said...

These are amazing! Were the kids scared? Well shot!