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California Wildfires Suck -- Helo Searches Chatsworth Peak
California Wildfires Suck -- Helo Searches Chatsworth Peak

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Your Corner of the World II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Chatsworth, CA
Date: Sep 29, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 15 Sec
Galleries: Landscape, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2005

Open, Adjust raw Sharpness, Crop, Size, USM.

As shot with a little USM. 15 Second exposure to get the helicopter trail creates light effects from fire that I may get dinged for over exposure. Could have dodged/burned but decided to stay with "as shot" colors. Oh well.

This shot with the helicopter circling Chatsworth Peak was the most interesting that I took that night. The helicopter would turn on it's search light every once in awhile. And there was a few people on the side of the peak with lights that would appear on occasion. So I got the impression that they were checking the peak for fire spots and/or people.

It took me about 5 hours to find and get this close to the fire in this area. I found a road that wasn't blocked. I got as close as possible but stopped by private property. When I saw this huge peak glowing with reflected light, this is it. I knew that these rock formations could make for dramatic shots.

Place: 74 out of 299
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/09/2005 08:42:51 AM
Interesting lighting. I like the effect of the glow here. Hopefully this one wasn't too close to your house!
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10/06/2005 07:47:55 PM
The powerlines(?) are a little distracting. Not too sure about the title
10/05/2005 06:17:24 PM
That is pretty cool I wonder if you were in the same local as me for this photo? I was by Stoney Point.
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10/04/2005 04:22:09 PM
A glimpse into hell.
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10/03/2005 12:41:03 PM
Yes, they do suck, but this is a STUNNING photograph!!! Awesome capture!!!!
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