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Evidence of Forest Fires
13-OCT-2013 Vern Rogers (fotabug fotos)

Evidence of Forest Fires

In 2011, the high Cascades Fire Complex covered more than 101,000 acres. In 2007 a fire near Black Butte was declared a conflagration by Oregon's Governor. Which recent fire was responsible for what is seen in the image, I am not sure. This view is in the Oregon High Cascades as seen from the Hoodoo Ski Area turnoff, on the Santiam Pass, showing the devastation and regrowth. Mt Washington can be seen in the distance. The photo was made today in late afternoon.

Nikon D600 ,AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
1/250s f/6.3 at 24.0mm iso100 full exif

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Arnie Peterschmidt21-Oct-2013 05:48
Great image Vern, light and fall colors, combined with the stark burned and bleached trees are stunning.
Robin Reid16-Oct-2013 06:52
We drove over that pass to Black Butte a few weeks ago. I was shocked by the size of the burn. Excellent documentation here.
Julie Oldfield15-Oct-2013 23:47
Well composed.
Laura Milholland15-Oct-2013 15:01
A beautiful image, Vern. Nature recovers from the most devastating circumstances. This has more growth than we're likely to see shortly on our upcoming trip to Yosemite.
Ruth Voorhis15-Oct-2013 11:52
Sad to see but also promising, with new growth already making a lovely appearance.
Ken Duckert15-Oct-2013 11:29
Superb image Vern. Lots of promise here.
John Ewing15-Oct-2013 07:51
A very sad photo, although the bottom growth is having a field day. The 24mm does well - I feel as if I'm there.
waterfalls man15-Oct-2013 02:19
Beautiful comp. V11
woody3415-Oct-2013 01:49
Good to see the regrowth among this devistation.Sad to see what damage the fires can do in these difficult to access areas.Good capture to show these aspects of the conflagration...V
Robin Reid14-Oct-2013 23:48
Well seen and documented.
Paul Milholland14-Oct-2013 22:24
Looks like Mother Nature's busy redecorating the area.
David Sands14-Oct-2013 20:37
Voted- this image is awesome! AWESOME
Helen Betts14-Oct-2013 19:58
A sad sight but a beautiful capture. The light is excellent in particular.
Judith Barnett14-Oct-2013 19:38
Very sad to see but.......it is natures way of making room for new growth!
Jim Coffman14-Oct-2013 18:30
And soon,new life will abound! Nice capture...
Kim14-Oct-2013 18:19
Great image Vern! V
Barry Ailetcher14-Oct-2013 17:44
to bad about the fire but this is a super image of the area
Sam Rua14-Oct-2013 17:14
Nice POV, Vern. I like how you've captured the re-growth as well as that fantastic Cascade horizon.
longbachnguyen14-Oct-2013 15:58
great to see the new growth growing over the dead trees
Jeannie14-Oct-2013 15:41
stark, sad image of the devestation
Marcia Colelli14-Oct-2013 15:27
Very sad and powerful image. Wonderful capture with great composition and details V
Walter O. Koenig14-Oct-2013 14:47
Powerful image. We have quite a bit of this in our area as well.
JSB PHOTOGRAPHS14-Oct-2013 13:21
It's to bad for all the trees, but there sure is a lot of pretty autumn colors on the ground. ~V~
Steve Thuman14-Oct-2013 12:41
Looks spooky. But look at all those new trees growing!
Robert Ballard14-Oct-2013 11:30
I wonder how long it takes until all evidence of the fire is gone.
danad14-Oct-2013 09:34
A terrible image ! V.
Irene Wehrli14-Oct-2013 09:20
How sad, imagine how many animals have lost their life in the fire...
Irene
Chris Gibbins14-Oct-2013 09:15
Interesting to see the new growth coming through.
joseantonio14-Oct-2013 09:12
Always bad news to hear about the devastation.V.
graham 14-Oct-2013 08:25
Great shot Vern shame about the outcome though
Bea.14-Oct-2013 07:36
Always sad to see such devastation.
Rick Bricker14-Oct-2013 07:31
Not only a good shot of the devastation,but it also shows the regrowth that begins to occur almost immediately after as part of nature's cycle of growth.Great shot !
V
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