The smoke from a forest fire ahead of us near Crane Prairie Reservoir was an eerie sight to see. The nearby Cedar Creek Fire reached a size of 127,311 acres and burned for three months. Once wet fall weather moved into the area, the fire was finally contained.
6 thoughts on “Forest fire ahead: Monochrome Monday”
A scary scene. So glad the fire was finally contained. 😏
Me too! Thankfully, we didn’t have as many fires last year.
Fire is one of those ying/yang elements – adds a lot of nice drama to our shots, but the downside is they can destroy whatever you are trying to photograph! Really like the converging lines and the added mystery effect.
Yes, the smoke can create mystery and drama, but also fear. This fire was in a sparsely populated area. We were glad when it was finally controlled in the fall.
Must’ve been treacherous driving in that smog!
We turned off that road soon after taking the picture, but it was very hard to breathe outside close by.