Monday, August 31, 2009

Los Angeles Wildfires




I decided to take some pictures of the wildfires that are in the San Gabriel Mountains at the moment. I was hoping to get better pictures, but these will suffice. The wildfires are currently threatening the communication towers as well as a historical observatory on top of Mount Wilson. Hopefully they will soon be under control! The other night my husband and I walked down our street and we could see flames throughout the mountain ridges. I didn't have my camera, but if we go back out tonight perhaps I can capture some images. For more information about the current wildfires in LA check out the LA TIMES. For a map of the area including where the fire is and where it is heading please click HERE. We are in Pasadena, which is close by, but the fire seems to be heading in the other direction towards Acton. It is pretty scary! For a very cool time lapse of the fire done by anosmicovni check out the video below. I only hope to one day be able to capture something like that. It is amazing! He also has some amazing images on his flickr page of the fire. MUCH better than the ones I have here. I will keep trying though!

I also wanted to let everyone know that tomorrow I am starting my internship in psychology so I will have less time to take pictures and post them on my blog. Although I am excited to start my internship I am sad about having less time for photography! I will still do my best to take pictures as well as peruse all the wonderful photography blogs I have come across.


21 comments:

  1. It is scary when wildfires come so close to home that you can see flames. Good luck with your psychology internship, I'm happy and excited for you.

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  2. omg..... i hope the fire comes under control soon....thanks for sharing....

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  3. You're right, he has some awesome shots of the fires - I'm so sorry they're burning & I pray to GOD nobody else is hurt & they JUST STOP ALREADY! Jeez!
    Thanks for adding the link for the fire map, I've been looking for one since I saw fire pics on another blog.

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  4. Good luck with your internship, Ashley!

    Hopefully, the fire will be under control soon..

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  5. Good luck with the Internship. I wish you great success.

    The wildfires look unreal. It's so amazing something so beautiful can be so deadly and destructive. I pray that everyone will come out of this safe and their homes and businesses will be spared.

    Good luck to all who live in the wildfire area. Stay safe and God Bless!!!

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  6. That must be pretty scary being so close to that fire.
    Good luck with the Internship.

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  8. Thanks for all the comments and well-wishes! This morning there was ash flying around, which was very strange! Luckily by the afternoon the wind changed and the air cleared a little bit. I believe Mount Wilson is still in danger though. I will keep you posted on how things go!

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  9. Ashley, I hope your area will be safe from these horrible fires. So many have been affected, and for this, I am full of consternation.

    Internship in psychology. Good for you, Ashley. I wish you all the best. I'm sure you'll find some time for photography. It can be a great stress reliever.

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  10. Very cool images, but wow, that is scary. I hope things are better today.

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  11. That is pretty scary and sad. I have friends that live in downtown LA and as of today they say that the air is getting much better. It happens every year down there.

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    1. Something like that. It is amazing! He also has some amazing images on his flick page of the fire. MUCH better than the ones have here. will keep trying though

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