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Friday, May 09, 2008

Fire south of Kitt Peak

A new fire is burning south of Kitt Peak. After a night of rumors about the fire which caused my imagination to run away with pictures of flames leaping up the south slopes of the mountain lapping at the metal domes and glass mirrors, I decided to take a morning hike over to the south ridge and see for myself. My worst fears were put to rest quickly as it was obvious the fire is burning far south of Kitt Peak fairly close to Baboquivari (the prominent peak in this image) and will have to jump over an area burned in a much more dangerous fire last year. This image was taken at 18mm focal length with an exposure of 1/250 seconds at f/5, ISO 200.
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David A. Harvey said...

nice shot jim - I like the light you had for this - gentle late light. ~Dave

Tuguldur said...

nice shot!

Jim said...

Thanks guys. You mean "early light", Dave - I took this in the early morning. But the same kind of thing in any case. It was almost too late for the best color, but I think all the clouds about really helped soften the light.