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photoblog image The Schultz fire....

The Schultz fire....

                    ...The aftermath of ...Over 15000 acres of forest, predominately Ponderosa pine, on the South Eastern side of the San Francisco peaks, just outside of Flagstaff, destroyed by some clowns not putting out  their campfire! No one has been caught, or owned up to this act.

The Schultz fire....

                    ...The aftermath of ...Over 15000 acres of forest, predominately Ponderosa pine, on the South Eastern side of the San Francisco peaks, just outside of Flagstaff, destroyed by some clowns not putting out  their campfire! No one has been caught, or owned up to this act.

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Shocking isn't it... And still stunningly beautiful when photographed by you, oh Master!! smile Perfect in B&W!!
Frank L Croston.: It is when you see it up close, It must have been great before the burn, you flatter me...Keep it up smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Jan 2017, 06:00
A starkly beautiful image, Frank...small consolation for the damage done, of course!
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Ray, no consolation, I would rather have taken the original...
Beauty has already risen from the ashes through your lens, Frank. I suppose what is to come may be even more beautiful, based on how Nature restores herself. In the meantime, I suppose someone's conscience will be bothering them the rest of their lives?
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Ginnie, I suppose in time it will, could be a long time though. I hope their conscience is bothering them, every day....
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Jan 2017, 07:41
The world if full of idiots, of one sort or another Frank..
Frank L Croston.: We do seem able to produce them, Chris.
Looks very stark with the bit of snow.
Frank L Croston.: The snow heightened the effect, Mary, very sad.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 6 Jan 2017, 11:20
It looks like a war zone, Frank
Frank L Croston.: Very much so, Elisabeth, like those photo's you see of the first world war.
It makes for a good image, but why aren't people more careful. No doubt nature will repair this in the course of time.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Brian....Just idiots, it will take a loooong time for this to regenerate to how it was.
i poster a series of a fire a few years back Frank... there was no now to accent but it looked just s dramatic...
superb composition....petersmile
Frank L Croston.: The snow does add to the effect, Peter, thank you.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Jan 2017, 12:24
Burnt trees on the mountain, like hairs on a dog's back. The contrast between the white snow and black trunks, makes for an exceptional photo. Thus, a likey.

In Africa, the veld and bush always get burned - whether, neglect, design or lightning. Any piece of bush gets burned every seven or so years - if more than that, it gets problematic.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Louis. Regular controlled burns are a feature here also, unfortunately this wasn't one, and has caused problems for the settlements at the base of the peaks with water run off,mud slides etc... new drainage systems have been put in to try and stop flooding.
just watched a slideshow of several of your beautiful photos.

now want to add you to my BUDDIES list so that I will return easily to view many more.

Thanks for sharing so many
Frank L Croston.: Thank you very much, Alan. I'm glad you enjoyed looking at them, I hope you continue to.
You have created an image of stark beauty from the results of the stupidity of others Frank
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Bill.

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