Thursday, January 17, 2013

fire afar

fire afar, originally uploaded by gogoloopie.

Via Flickr:
Taken with a Canon G11, no editing at all...

The beautiful color is a bit deceptive. Although it was very striking at the time, the reason for its brilliance was distant fire instigated by the severe drought last summer in West Texas. Thousands of miles of land burned, causing a haze in the air that extended for hundreds of miles. Beautiful as it appeared, it was only the result of much destruction.

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