SO cal Fires

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  1. snownow

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    I've not posted in a while, and I live in the middle of this mess. Any how, after packing up the wife and kids i stuck around to keep the house wet, and shoot a few photos. Some of these were picked up by CNN as well, so a little bright spot in all this gloom. More shots can be seen at
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    My house

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    as it came in
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    more of the same but closer
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    while it was ripping, and one of the shots CNN ran

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    even distruction can have beauty.
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    WOW! Just WOW...very and intense and real.
     
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    The last one is absolutely stunning! Such beauty, such power, such chaos. Very good captures. Best of luck to those in the area.
     
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    Those are really nice shots. My favorite is of the two firemen looking off in the distance. That looks like one for the ages. You have captured beauty from devastation.
     
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    Thanks guys, We are all ok now the fire has moved in to the canyons and is ripping them up :(.. The smoke is the bad part now, the wind has died (a good thing), so it just raining ash now. Glad you liked the shots.
     
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    Love #4, very powerful.
     
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    Sad that you lived there, I know the air must be HORRIBLE! I live a good drive away and I still feel the effects.

    Glad to hear you and your family is all okay. Must be pretty tragic.
     
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    The air is bad, I cant wait for the weather to change. The fire is still ripping as of today :(

    Another note, my site hit 70,000 image views as of today, crazy.
     
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    But you are safe and your house is still standing. I soooo hope so!
    And no wonder your site got so many hits, these photos are really GOOD ... I mean, they are FRIGHTFULLY good ... in all senses of the word! :shock: :pale: ... Fire has always been my childhood nightmare. Always!
     
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    This was the view from my house too. I live in Chula Vista, if you know where that is. It is located in San Diego county. I woke up to that exact seen in the third picture and a police man knocking on my door telling us to leave now. Luckily, we did not loose our home but so many others did.
     
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    wow ... glad you are ok and safe
     
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    Stunning!

    Everyone effected by this horrible tragedy are in my prayers.
     

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