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photoblog image After the burn...

After the burn...

                          On top of Mesa Verde Colorado. U.S.A.

After the burn...

                          On top of Mesa Verde Colorado. U.S.A.

comments (22)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Jun 2015, 01:45
Stonking foreground in this great scene, Frank...it reminds me of the painting style of the late Australian painter, Pro Hart.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Ray...I think I have seen some of his work.
I had to look up "stonking"! And I'm pleased to say I completely agree with the use of that word to describe this image! smile
I remember taking many crap shots of this... so I'm so glad you've got this amazing photo to make up for my inadequacies! The little clouds are great aren't they!
Frank L Croston.: I hadn't heard it for a while....The clouds were a bonus.Thanks, Elizabeth.
it is a bit sad but so beautiful as well Frank... superb composition....petersmile
Frank L Croston.: Thank you very much, Peter.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Jun 2015, 06:11
You have really conveyed the desolation, Frank
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Elisabeth, it was only part of it, it was a very nice place.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Jun 2015, 06:47
This looks really desolate Frank
Frank L Croston.: This part of it was, Chris, there was lots more.
That is one excellent piece of drama, Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Ginnie, I'm pleased you like it.
Stop doing this half colour and half b+w , you are doing my head in.Stick to one or the other.Skinless sausages for tea last night.
Frank L Croston.: I'll try and stop...:-( Oh dear...I can never eat one again now...smile
I love the mood in this photo, dark and mysterious
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Chantal, that's what I wanted...
Fantastic shot Frank. I like the clouds hanging around like the last of the smoke hovering over the aftermath
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Janet, it does look that way, which helped.
I see Shaw is whining again. I am confident you will ignore him and keep posting stuff of this quality
Frank L Croston.: It's my cross to bear, Bill..:-( I'll do my best, but his constant Fuj/ b/w sermons may wear me down eventually....
Who eats skinless sausages for heaven's sake?
Frank L Croston.: Well certainly not me, Bill...
Love the textures in the foreground Frank
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Sarah, pleased you like it.
This is an awesome shot, Frank. The morels will be popping up there now. Friends of mine were picking last week on burned land in BC.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Mary, glad you like it. Nature usually recovers.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jun 2015, 11:29
I believe a lot of fires in that part of the US are caused by dry lightning. The devastation lasts for years. This view has an alien landscape feel to it.
Frank L Croston.: This was a day after we met up, the rain must have put it out...Though the lightning may have started it, Alan.
That has certainly undergone what looks like a massive burn, was this a natural one or man made for other purposes?
Frank L Croston.: I really don't know, Brian. sorry.
stunning skies Frank.. nicely captured
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Aderonke.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Jun 2015, 13:24
You succeeded in creating a devastated look, like in those 'aftermath' movie scenes. Excellent.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Louis, that is what I thought when processing it.
Apocolypse now perhaps Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Apocalypse then, Andrew...smile Probably ok now.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jun 2015, 16:20
You have really caught the bleakness of it all Frank
Frank L Croston.: The camera ( and me ) lies, Anne, it wasn't all this bad. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Jun 2015, 16:46
Those few clouds do make this picture. I love the mood of the picture.
Come back in a few years and be surprised Frank, green it will be....
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Astrid, oh I have no doubt, I'll check it out next time we are passing...smile
After the burn... makes for a good shot.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Jacquelyn, glad you think so.
Wow - terrific stuff, Frank. You really ought to put together a book of your landscape shots - I'm sure it would sell!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks very much, Tom, it's a nice thought, Elizabeth wants to do something when I'm over there.

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