Fire and Lightning (follow-up)

in photography •  2 months ago  (edited)

This is a follow-up to a previous post

The fires have gained momentum. We drove to about a mile from the fire sight (as the crow flies) and watched helicopters drop water in the flames with enviable precision. These pilots have crazy skills making runs all day and I am thankful for their competence and service.

The roads are lined with cars pulling over for people to watch and take pictures. Below are a few new shots I took this evening.

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Oh man stay safe! That’s scary when the fires get that big where it needs to be handled by helicopters. Where do you live? I’ve thankfully never had to deal with that type of stuff here in the Boston area.

Hey @cmplxty, I live in AZ. The lighting strikes last night set fires off on at least two different ranges. Thankfully there are no evacuations. But it is really phenomenal to see this live. It kind of makes you feel “small” when the choppers are barely visible. Be safe and well in Bean Town :)

  ·  2 months ago (edited)

Ah beautiful Arizona! I’m glad that people didn’t have to get evacuated, that’s definitely a plus it happened up high in the ranges.

We just had a decent thunder storm ourselves yesterday and knocked down a bunch of trees!

It definitely makes you feel small when you can barely see something like a chopper among the big mountains! Kind of a cool feeling to think about!

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