Probably my last opportunity to shoot a fire came up today, so quite naturally I took it.
Fire was between 79th st. and highway 287 south of Lookout rd.
I know nothing about how it started, but once the wind kicked in, the fire burned pretty fast. Several different agencies responded, BRFD (my employer for 3 more days) was first, so after recieving the call from my dad, I busted out there and took a few pictures. I saw several photogs come out, one had a real big lens, and I knew they would have
better longer lenses than me, so I hustled out into the middle of the field with my wide angle. I was not anywhere near close enough, but shooting these damn fires always entails a lot of walking and I wanted to give the fire a lot of room, because the cross winds could not make up their mind which way to blow. first at me, then away from me.
I submitted 6 photos to the Camera, we'll see. The best of which is:
What I realled needed was a brush truck or a tanker about 20 feet from me on the right... but they were all busy fighting the fire.
I did get one shot with the tanker in it:
The fire was really far away, so I had to put on the tele and stand far enough back to make the fire seem a little closer.
Some cool motorcycle pictures later!